Plenary Event
Thursday Morning Keynotes
22 February 2024 • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM PST | Town & Country A 

8:30 AM - 8:35 AM:
Welcome and introduction

8:35 AM - 8:40 AM:
Award announcements


8:40 AM - 9:20 AM:
Medical imaging applications for additive manufacturing: challenges and opportunities

David Holdsworth, Western Univ. (Canada)

Additive manufacturing (i.e. 3D printing) offers transformative potential in the development of biomedical devices and medical imaging systems, but at the same time presents challenges that continue to limit widespread adoption. Within medical imaging, 3D printing has numerous applications including device design, radiographic collimation, anthropomorphic phantoms, and surgical visualization. Continuous technological development has resulted in improved plastic materials as well as high-throughput fabrication in medical-grade metal alloys. Nonetheless, additive manufacturing has not realized its full potential, due to a number of factors. The regulatory environment for medical devices is geared towards conventional manufacturing techniques, making it challenging to certify 3D-printed devices. Additive manufacturing may still not be competitive when scaled up for industrial production, and the need for post-processing may negate some of the benefits. In this talk, we will describe the current state of 3D printing in medical imaging and explore future potential, including links to 3D design and finite-element modeling.

David Holdsworth is a Professor in Medical Biophysics and Medical Imaging in the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University, London Ontario. His research program focuses on the development of medical imaging systems and medical devices, with clinical applications ranging from vascular intervention to orthopaedics. He is the past Scientific Director of the Bone and Joint Institute at Western and past Scientific Director of the Additive Design in Surgical Solution (ADEISS) facility at Western.

This keynote is part of the Physics of Medical Imaging conference.


9:20 AM - 10:00 AM:
Integrating vision and language: revolutionary foundations in medical imaging AI

Shuo Li, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Dept. of Computer and Data Science
Case Western Reserve Univ. (United States)

Foundation models rapidly emerge as a transformative force in medical imaging, leveraging extensive datasets and sophisticated pre-trained models to decode and interpret complex medical images. Our presentation will begin with an in-depth exploration of the essential concepts that underpin these models, with a special emphasis on the synergy between vision-language models and medical imaging. We aim to elucidate how the integration of prompts, language, and vision catalyzes a groundbreaking shift in the foundation of artificial intelligence. We will then analyze how these four critical elements - prompts, language, vision, and foundation models - will collaboratively shape state-of-the-art AI solutions in medical imaging. Our objective is to ignite a vibrant dialogue about leveraging the collective strength of these components at the SPIE Medical Imaging conference.

Shuo Li is a global leader conducting multi-disciplinary research to enable artificial intelligence (AI) in clinical imaging. He is a professor at Case Western Reserve University. Before that, he was an associate professor at Western University and a Lawson Health Research Institute scientist. He was a scientist at GE Healthcare from 2006 to 2015. He is a committee member of multiple highly influential conferences and societies. He is most notable for serving on the prestigious board of directors of the MICCAI Society (2015-2024), where he is also the general chair of the MICCAI 2022 conference. He has over 200 publications, has acted as the editor for six Springer books, and serves as an associate editor for several prestigious journals in the field. Throughout his career, he has received several awards from GE, various institutes, and international organizations.

This keynote is part of the Image Processing conference.


Event Details

FORMAT: General session with live audience Q&A to follow each presentation.
MENU: Coffee, decaf, and tea will be available outside presentation room.
SETUP: Assortment of classroom and theater style seating.