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  • All Day | AI050 | AI Community, Learning Center
  • Sunday 4:00-5:30 PM | RCC13 | Room: 
    • Creating publicly-accessible radiology imaging resources for Machine Learning and AI

      • Learn from leaders in the fields of radiology and AI about their experiences developing and leveraging publicly-accessible data resources for AI.
  • Monday 8:30-10:00 AM | RCA21 | Room: 
    • An Introduction to Using the NIH/NCI's Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA) (Hands-on)

      • Access to large, high quality data is essential for researchers to understand disease and precision medicine pathways, especially in cancer. However HIPAA constraints make sharing medical images outside an individual institution a complex process. The NCI's Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA) addresses this challenge by providing hosting and de-identification services which take the burden of data sharing off researchers. TCIA now contains over 100 unique data collections of more than 30 million images. Recognizing that images alone are not enough to conduct meaningful research, most collections are linked to rich supporting data including patient outcomes, treatment information, genomic / proteomic analyses, and expert image analyses (segmentations, annotations, and radiomic / radiogenomic features). This hands-on session will teach the skills needed to fully access our existing data as well as learn how to submit new data for potential inclusion in TCIA.
  • Monday 10:30-12:00 PM | RCC22 | Room: 
    • Novel Discoveries Using the NCI's Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA) Public Data Sets

      • This didactic session will highlight popular data sets and major projects utilizing TCIA with presentations from leading researchers and data contributors. Attendees will also learn about a number of new, major NIH data collection initiatives that are ongoing or coming in the near future which they can leverage in their own research.
  • Wednesday 4:30-6:00 PM | RCC45 | Room:
    • Imaging in Proteogenomics Research

      • Highlight research trends and major NIH new data programs in proteogenomics, and the potential contribution of imaging
  • Thursday 8:30-10:00 AM | RC625 | Room: 
    • Radiomics: Informatics Tools and Databases

      • 1) Understand the role of challenges in facilitating reproducible radiomics research. 2) Learn about past challenges and lessons learned. 3) Learn about best practices based on experiences from multisite challenges. 4) Review the meaning and importance of interoperability for quantitative image analysis tools. 5) Review specific use cases motivating interoperable communication of the analysis results. 6) Learn about the tools that support interoperable communication of the analysis results using the DICOM standard. 7) Understand the importance of open science methods to facilitate reproducible radiomics research. 8) Become familiar with publicly available sites where you can download existing radiomic data sets, request to upload new radiomic/radiogenomic data sets, and manage your research projects, and learn about data citations and new data-centric journals which help enable researchers to receive academic credit for releasing well-annotated data sets to the public.
  • Thursday 4:30-6:00 PM | RCC55 | Room: 
    • Deep Learning

      : Applying Machine Learning to Multi-Disciplinary Precision Medicine Data SetsThis didactic session will provide clinician researchers with examples of ongoing machine learning research in imaging combined with clinical and 'omics data sets, along with examples of where to find and how to link existing cancer image archive cases to other public-access stored databases that contain same-patient demographics, genetics, proteomic, and pathology images. Many of these disparate data types may be presently unfamiliar to imagers - such as mass spectroscopy data that arises from cellular proteomic analysis that propel the need for urgently forming new cross-disciplinary research teams. These datasets, often stored separately by different professional specialty teams, constitute critical complementary elements ultimately needed for reliable Machine Learning. This session pivots out from the clinical images available in the NCI Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA) collections that acts as the point of origin for linking same-patient demographics, pathology, proteomics, and genetic data so that machine learning efforts can be more scientifically robust

      -An Imaging Roadmap

      • Deep Learning,' an independent self-learning computational environment that uses multilayered computational neural nets, has generated considerable excitement (as well as concerns and misperceptions) in medical imaging. Deep learning computational techniques, such as convolutional neural networks (CNNs) generate multiple layer feature classifiers that extract disease relevant features from entire regions of medical images without the need for localization or pre-segmentation of lesions. Although CNNs require training on very large image datasets that encompass particular disease expressions, they can be diagnostically effective since no human input of segmentation features such as size, shape, margin sharpness, texture, and kinetics are required. But their immediate and future applicability as tools for unsupervised medical decision-making are, as yet, not well understood by most clinical radiologists. This overview session of Deep Learning will provide a clearer picture by presenters who are active in that field and who can clarify how the unique characteristics of Deep Learning could impact clinical radiology. It will address how radiologists can contribute to, and benefit from, this new technology. Topics of this multi-speaker session will cover: 1) the general principles of deep learning computational schemas and their mechanisms of handling image inputs and outputs. 2) new technology including hardware shifts in microprocessors from CPU's to GPU devices that offer significant computational advantages 3) how to ensure that Deep Learning results are consistently clinically relevant and meaningful including nodal element tuning and provability so as to assure medical care consistency and reproducibility. 4) how to develop and leverage datasets for deep learning on archives such as the NIH The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA) including requirements for input image dataset magnitude and completeness of disease spectrum representation. 5) how to embed essential non-imaging data needed as inputs, (e.g. EHR, outcome, cross-disciplinary metadata, and the data pre-processing required to make DICOM ready for Deep Learning. The presentations will be at a level understandable and relevant to the RSNA radiologist audience.

Community Sessions using TCIA Data