Speakers

Prof. Nico Karssemeijer

Nico Karssemeijer is professor of Computer-Aided Diagnosis. He studied Physics at Delft University of Technology and graduated at the Radboud University Nijmegen, department of Medical Physics. In 1989 he joined the Department of Radiology of the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, where he formed a research group in computer aided detection (CAD). His professorship is in the Faculty of Science of the Radboud University in the section Intelligent Systems of the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences iCIS. He is Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, and member of the Editorial Boards of Physics in Medicine and Biology and Medical Image Analysis. In 2012 and 2013 he was symposium chair of SPIE Medical Imaging while previously he chaired IWDM98 and IPMI 2007. Nico Karssemeijer was closely involved in the development of the R2 ImageChecker, the most widely used CAD system to date, and is co-founder of Matakina, Ltd. (Wellington, New Zealand), a company that develops technology for quantitative mammography. In 2014, he founded ScreenPoint, a company developing image analysis technology for automated reading of mammograms and digital breast tomosynthesis.

Dr Sue Astley

Sue Astley is a Reader in Imaging Science at the University of Manchester, and is a Principal Investigator with teh Manchester Breast Centre. Her research focuses on improving the prediction,  detection, understanding and treatment of breast cancer using quantitative image analysis . Recently she has undertaking work on breast density and texture measurement, both by visual assessment and using machine learning methods. Other current projects are investigating change in breast density as a predictor of treatment efficacy, analysis of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis images, and using the Microsoft Kinect to estimate symmetry following breast surgery.

Dr Peter Phillips

Dr Peter Phillips is a computer scientist with research interests in novel human computer interaction and medical image computing. His research makes extensive use of eye tracking devices to analyse the visual gaze of observers making diagnostic decisions. He has been involved in national and international collaborations and specialises in gaze tracking for 3D modality interpretation. Peter is a senior lecturer for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and is the programme leader for the Healthcare Science Practitioner Training Programme at the University of Cumbria. In his spare time he is also involved with BigDog Interactive, a distributed company of programmers and artists who create bespoke code for interactive installations and live performance events for artists, industry, advertising and academia.

Dr Jonathan James

Dr Jonathan James is a Consultant Breast Radiologist at the Nottingham Breast Institute. He has been involved in clinical trials involving new imaging approaches for breast cancer, including CAD in breast screening and breast tomosynthesis. He also has an interest in radiological performance issues.

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