The Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST) is hosting their final program of 2015 on Tuesday, December 15 at 7 p.m. at Geek Bar Chicago located at 1941 W North Avenue in Chicago. The program is titled, “”Machine Learning and Medical Imaging” with Miles Wernick, IIT Motorola Chair Professor and director of The Medical Imaging Research Center.
Machine learning allows computers to understand speech, recommend movies, and beat the best human player at Jeopardy. Wernick will explain the basic ideas behind medical imaging, the means by which medical diagnoses are made through technologies such as MRI, CT, and PET scanning. Wernick will explain the principles of the PET scan, a real-life application of antimatter, and will describe how a company that he co-founded is using PET scans to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease and other brain disorders associated with aging. He will also talk about various other applications of machine learning in medical imaging, including a search engine for mammograms, and tools finding and diagnosing disease in a variety of situations.
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