CMTI Seminar Series: Fleming Y. M. Lure, Ph.D.
Computer Assisted Radiology and Pathology - From Bench to Bedside
VP of Product Management, Guardian Technologies, VA
Computer-assisted radiology and pathology are procedures in medicine that assist physicians and researchers in the interpretation of medical images, improvement of workflow, decision support, and explore means for new diagnosis and treatment. Recently, computer-assisted diagnosis has become one of major research and commercialization subjects in medical imaging, diagnostic radiology and pathology. In this presentation, three areas of application will be highlighted as examples including early detection of lung cancer on chest radiographs, detection and quantification of tuberculosis (TB) bacilli from stained sputum slides under microscope systems, and automatic capturing of slide/assay and enumeration of circulating tumor cells (CTC) for early detection of cancer metastases and monitoring of treatment. The presentation will discuss the development of advanced imaging and pattern recognition, bioinformatics, and optical technologies, large-scale clinical trial, as well as current clinical applications.