Date(s) - 04/03/2015
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
This free masterclass, hosted by the University of St Andrews, provides an introduction to medical imaging and sensing within computing, with lectures and workshops by academics from across the UK. This event is aimed at Masters level, PhD and early career researchers in computer science from across Scotland to highlight the importance of the field and demonstrate how their skills can be utilised in the medical field.
Computing has impacted medical practice in a fundamental way, imaging enables clinicians to look inside the body without an incision and analysis of the images allows highlighting of key areas and even helps guide radiotherapy treatments. Moreover computational techniques are applied with a variety of sensors in medical practice (such as measure of heart rate and oxygenation level of the blood) to get crucial information about the patient. Essentially the day explores how computational skills can be used to help detect and treat cancer, understand the bodies vital signs and detect signs of a variety of medical conditions.
Lunch and coffee will be provided.