Publish Date: 
Friday, August 25, 2017 - 13:30

Experts Imagine the future of imaging

Eight world-leading scientists, clinicians and commercial partners will join an Australian contingent to showcase innovations in medical imaging; the impact on healthcare and ways to make emerging technologies, software and data available worldwide, at the Translational Research Institute’s (TRI) IMAGINE 2017 Symposium and Workshops on Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 September.

IMAGINE 2017 was conceived by TRI CEO Professor Carolyn Mountford who secured funding from the Queensland Government’s Advance Queensland to establish the TRI Innovation and Translation (IAT) Centre in collaboration with Siemens Healthcare, to advance the field of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and spectroscopy in medicine.

‘The newley developed scanning technologies and techniques emerging from research, undertaken as part of IAT Centre, will provide a better platform for the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of  immunotherapy, cancer, trauma and other disorders and diseases‘, said Prof Mountford.

In one project, the IAT Centre partnership between Siemens, TRI researchers, the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), and the Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) is working with the US and Australian Defence Force to develop a new scanning technique that provides better information on the impact of blast exposure and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on the brain chemistry of front line defenders. The issues faced by deployed soldiers will be described  by Major General Paul David McLachlan Commander, 1st Division and Deployable Joint Force Headquarters, Australian Army; Dr Walter Busuttil,  Medical Director, Combat Stress, UK; and Dr David Crompton Executive Dean Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Services.

IMAGINE 2017 will also explore innovations in imaging to assist in tracking the response of patients to emerging immunotherapies; MR guided radiotherapy to reduce the number of treatments and improve targeting to reduce colateral damage; and commercialisation and innovation in Cardiac MRI analysis.

The Symposium also features presentations by commercial partners on how to translate innovations and an update on new automated clinician assisted diagnostics.

There are two workshops on Wednesday 6 September, the second day of IMAGINE.  The first asks “What Can Australia and Queensland learn from Boston about Translation?“ and  the second explores “Deep Learning and Power Calculations: Do we need both?“.

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