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Building the Diagnostic Cockpit of the Future

On September 18-19, 2017, the Brain Health Research Program Coordinator, COL Sidney Hinds II, participated in the Academy for Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research Symposium: "Building the Diagnostic Cockpit of the Future," in Rockville, Maryland. The cockpit metaphor refers to diagnostic tools that have multiple data feeds, process quantitative data, and present data to human operators in an easy to consume format, enabling them to make informed decisions. Throughout the working meeting, all aspects of medical imaging were discussed via didactic or small-group exercises, including: quality, value(s), effectiveness, cost, integration with other specialties, diagnostic tools (imaging plus all medical data), machine learning, precision medicine, performance improvement, research, and information technology.

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The Academy sponsors the Interagency Working Group on Medical Imaging (IWGMI), which is a chartered entity that continues to work on a Federal medical imaging research roadmap. COL Hinds is the DoD representative to the IWGMI and presented a lecture on military aspects of emergency medicine/trauma needs in diagnostic imaging.

Last modified: 04-Oct-2017