SICSA Research Theme Launched – Medical Imaging and Sensing in Computing

Computing has provided significant technological advancements within medicine over the last decade, contributing to medical imaging within MRI and X-ray CT, PET and ultrasound and optical imaging, and in recent years, advances in smart phones and wearable sensors have also enabled patients and clinicians to get complementary information. These imaging and sensing advances impact the general population as they have found methods to detect cancer, detect arterial plaque which leads to heart attacks, and guide cancer radiotherapy treatments by providing information on how much radiation dose to give to which parts of the body.

By launching this new SICSA theme, it is hoped that like-minded researchers across Scotland can form a new intellectual community, promote their research, and foster creativity across institutions and collaborations between academia and industry. In addition, computer scientists involved in other research fields, such as machine learning, will be invited to connect their relevant work to the field of medicine, sparking innovative new projects.

Ultimately this theme will enable researchers from across Scotland at all stages of their careers to make meaningful connections with other academics and industry members, to work together to improve patients’ lives.
The Medical Imaging and Sensing in Computing theme is led by Dr David Harris-Birtill from the University of St Andrews, and Dr Robert Davey from Toshiba Medical Visualization Systems. For more information about the theme please contact David at or join the theme mailing list for regular updates on theme activities.

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