Medical Imaging Convention [rescheduled] Sep 15, 2021 - Sep 16, 2021 — National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England
2021 SINAPSE ASM Sep 16, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021 — Technology & Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, 99 George Street, Glasgow
Total Body PET 2021 conference [rescheduled] Sep 22, 2021 - Sep 24, 2021 — Virtual Meeting (online)
PET is Wonderful Annual Meeting 2021 Oct 26, 2021 12:00 AM — Virtual Meeting (online)


SINAPSE experts from around Scotland have developed ten online modules designed to explain medical imaging. They are freely available and are intended for non-specialists.

Edinburgh Imaging Academy at the University of Edinburgh offers the following online programmes through a virtual learning environment:

Neuroimaging for Research MSc/Dip/Cert

Imaging MSc/Dip/Cert

PET-MR Principles & Applications Cert

Applied Medical Image Analysis Cert

Online Short Courses

Analysing PET scans data for predicting response to chemotherapy in breast cancer patients

Author(s): E. Gyftodimos, L. Moss, D. Sleeman, A. Welch

We discuss the use of machine learning algorithms to predict which breast cancer patients are likely to respond to (neoadjunctive) chemotherapy. A group of 96 patients from the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary had the size of their tumours assessed by Positron Emission Tomography at various stages of their chemotherapy treatment. The aim is to predict at an early stage which patients have low response to the therapy, for which alternative treatment plans should be followed. A variety of machine learning algorithms were used with this data set. Results indicate that machine learning methods outperform previous statistical approaches on the same data set.

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Publication Year: 2008
Periodical: Applications and Innovations in Intelligent Systems Xv
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Pages: 59-72
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