SPIE Medical Imaging 2019

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SPIE Medical Imaging has come and gone. My trip to San Diego for the conference was very nice. I love that this particular meeting has different tracks (or conferences, as it is actually called within the meeting) and generally all the talks in a given track are in the same room. (But of course you can always dip your toe into the other topics, as you wish.) Another nice feature of SPIE Medical Imaging is that lunch is included each day. This means that you can prioritize meeting with other people and not having to track down food in the middle of the day. Plus, the food is always actually good!

This year I presented about the work I am doing in the Giger lab on developing a radiomics methodology for computer-aided diagnosis using two different populations of patients with breast lesions, one in the United States and one in China. Here’s the formal title and author information:

Effect of diversity of patient population and acquisition systems on the use of radiomics and machine learning for classification of 2,397 breast lesions. 
Whitney, H M., Ji, Y., Li, H., Edwards, A., Papaioannou, J., Liu, P., Giger, M L.

I also helped out with a poster on multi-parametric MRI for breast cancer diagnosis. There were lots of other good talks to see. I was especially interested in the presentations on using computer-aided diagnosis in ophthalmology.

Onward to AAPM and RSNA abstract season!