Departmental Distinguished Lecture —— AI in Biomedical Imaging – Disruptive Innovation or Hype?
03 Oct, 2019 (Thu)
11:00 am
Room 603, Chow Yei Ching Building

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Professor Jürgen Hennig
Co-Chairman & Scientific Director
Department of Radiology
University Medical Center Freiburg


Prof. Jürgen Hennig

AI has already impacted on our lives tremendously in recent years. AI is actually not new; it is built on the mathematical model of neural networks, which was developed in the 60s and 70s. Only with recent advance in computing power and algorithmic approaches, the widespread application has become feasible. AI has become the most intensely discussed topic in any radiological conference, not the least driven by a statement by Geoffrey Hinton in 2016 that radiologists will become obsolete within 5 years. New and flashing applications and developments appear almost weekly, with eager and ambitious young programmers hunting for the promised golden pot at the end of the rainbow.
AI has the potential to transform each step in the biomedical imaging process. From the scan planning, positioning, protocol selection, smart execution, faster imaging by stronger undersampling, image reconstruction, parameter extraction, to classification and segmentation, AI offers new tools to optimize the entire imaging process. This talk will give an overview of the current status of progress of AI in biomedical imaging with a focus on MRI, and will attempt a very preliminary assessment of the development in the foreseeable future.


Biography of the speaker:
Professor Hennig is an internationally leading scientist in the field of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). His research interests include MRI methodological and technological developments and their applications in clinical medicine and basic science. Key fields of interest are neurology and neuroscience, cardiovascular MRI, MR in oncology and metabolic disease. He has published over 500 scientific papers (h-index 87) and holds more than 100 patents. He received numerous international awards including Gold Medal of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), Max Planck Award, Houndsfield Medal for Medical Imaging, and Einstein Professorship of the Chinese Academy of Science. He was also the past President of ISMRM and is presently serving on the editorial board of MRM, MAGMA and European Radiology.


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