Sunday, September 9, 2012
Restaurant Atrium, National Museum
SCIENTIFIC SMØRGASBORD DINNER:
Computers meet images - brain function, structure and the patient
Richard Frackowiak, Lausanne, Switzerland
The application of modern computerized automated techniques for analyzing structural and functional brain images has led to real advances in the application of advanced neuroimaging to clinical practice in ways undreamed of only a short time ago. One major advance is the development of image classification techniques that puts diagnosis of the individual at the centre of the enterprise. This approach is currently based on machine learning techniques, some of the best results being obtained with support vector machines (SVM). There is a lot of activity in this area at present and new methods of analysis and results are constantly being reported. MR scanner manufacturers are becoming interested in translating these encouraging results into potential products. I will review imaging in Alzheimer’s disease and attempt to project into the future how the field will develop. Additionally obstacles to such development will be highlighted and approaches to validating image classification as a diagnostic tool and a means of monitoring treatment discussed.
Number of participants: up to 50 persons
The dinner will take place at Restaurant Atrium, National Museum
Södra Blasieholmshamnen 4, 111 48 Stockholm
How to get there:
By train: There are 8-12 commuter train departures every hour from Älvsjö Station to the Central Station. From the Central Station, it is approximately a 15 minute walk to the National Museum.
By bus: The No. 65 bus (Skeppsholmen) will bring you directly to the museum from the Central Station. The No. 2, 55, 62 and 76 buses stop at Kungsträdgården (stop name: Karl XII:s torg), a short walk from the National Museum.