San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Tuesday 22 September
Medical Imaging of the Brain
Grant Mair, Senior Clinical Fellow in Neuroradiology & Hon Consultant Neuroradiologist Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, Brain Research Imaging Centre, University of Edinburgh
Cross-sectional medical imaging is over 40 years old. In 1971 in London, Godfrey Hounsfield performed the first clinical CT scan on a patient with a suspected brain tumour. Since then, there have been massive technological advances in non-invasive medical imaging including the introduction of clinical MRI in 1977 in New York. CT and MRI are now capable of providing exquisite structural anatomical detail of the brain. Functional imaging and nuclear medical techniques have more recently been added to these structural imaging modalities so that we can now also examine brain and disease activity in real time. As such, the clinical radiologists of today have an array of techniques with which to image the brain. In this lecture, I will discuss the capabilities of modern medical imaging, providing illustrative examples of what is possible for a variety of disease processes that affect the brain, and how we as radiologists detect and interpret various imaging features to provide relevant diagnoses. In addition, I will explore some current practical problems with brain imaging including limitations of the technology and the potential for inconsistent image interpretation by human readers.
(doors open 5.30pm, talk will be followed by a reception to which all attendees are invited)
This public lecture is part of the ICMS workshop on Computational information geometry for image and signal processing which takes place during the week 21-25 September 2015.