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Durham University ICG Seminar - Prof. Alejandro Frangi
Thu 17 November 2016, 13:00 – 15:00 GMT
iARC, ICG and the School of Engineering and Computer Science are proud to announce an exciting seminar from Professor Alejandro Frangi at Durham University.
Alejandro (Alex) Frangi is Professor of Biomedical Image Computing at the University of Sheffield (USFD) and affiliated to the Electronic & Electrical Engineering Department. He is also Director of the Center for Computational Imaging and Simulation Technologies in Biomedicine and member of INSIGNEO Institute for in silico Medicine. Prof Frangi is Fellow of IEEE.
Image-based cerebrovascular modeling for advanced diagnosis and interventional planning Current technological progress in multidimensional and multimodal acquisition of biomedical data enables detailed investigation of the individual health status that should underpin improved patient diagnosis and treatment outcome. However, the abundance of biomedical information has not always been translated directly in improved healthcare. It rather increases the current information deluge and desperately calls for more holistic ways to analyse and assimilate patient data in an effective manner. The Virtual Physiological Human aims at developing the framework and tools that would ultimately enable such integrated investigation of the human body and rendering methods for personalized and predictive medicine.
This lecture will focus on and illustrate two specific aspects: a) how the integration of biomedical imaging and sensing, signal and image computing and computational physiology are essential components in addressing this personalized, predictive and integrative healthcare challenge, and b) how such principles could be put at work to address specific clinical questions in the cardiovascular domain.
Finally, this lecture will also underline the important role of model validation as a key to translational success and how such validations span from technical validation of specific modeling components to clinical assessment of the effectiveness of the proposed tools. To conclude, the talk will outline some of the areas where current research efforts fall short in the VPH domain and that will possibly receive further investigation in the upcoming years.
The seminar will take place at 13:00 - 14:00 with a follow-up discussion taking place at 14:00 - 15:00.
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E101, Christopherson Building, School of Engineering and Computer Science