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Computational medicine and AI at University of Warsaw

15 January 2019
10:00am - 11:00am
Event cost: Free

You are invited to join Pawsey who is hosting Norbert Kapinski, from the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling, University of Warsaw.    Norbert will provide a short talk as follows:

Date: Tuesday, 15th January 2019
Time: 10.00 am
Place: Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, Burvill Court, Kensington WA 6151

Estimating Achilles tendon healing progress with convolutional neural networks 

In this talk various supercomputing, data science, visualisation and research activities of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling at the University of Warsaw will be briefly introduced with a special focus on the computational medicine. Finally, the results of the very recent project related to the use of convolutional neural networks for estimating Achilles tendon healing progress will be discussed.

Quantitative assessment of a treatment progress in the Achilles tendon healing process – one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders in modern medical practice – is typically a long and complex process: multiple MRI protocols need to be acquired and analysed by radiology experts.

Our method allows to reduce up to 5-fold the amount of data needed to be registered during the MRI scan without any information loss. Furthermore, we are able to predict the healing process phase with equal accuracy to human experts in 3 out of 6 main criteria.

Finally, contrary to the current approaches to regeneration assessment that rely on radiologist subjective opinion, our method allows to objectively compare different treatment methods which can lead to improved diagnostics and patient’s recovery.

All are welcome, please complete the form below to register for the presentation.