MMIV at Christiekonferansen

MMIV is proud about its active participation in this year’s Christiekonferansen on Monday, 29th of April, in the University Aula in Bergen:

  • In the “Forsking i front’ session from 11:30-12:00, Kristine Eldevik Fasmer talks about “Kan vi lære maskiner å finne kreft i MR-bilder?”. Kristine, who his a PhD student in the cancer imaging project, talks about her work on machine learning for cancer detection in MRI images.  In addition, Sergej Stoppel, researcher in visualization, presents his work “How I taught a robot to draw” in the same session.
  • The machine learning project has a stand in the exhibition area, also. Here, they showcase a live demo of human action recognition using deep learning, and display how deep neural networks can be used to process and produce useful predictions based on medical images.

We are looking forward to the conference and hope to see you there!

The Western Norway Regional Health Authority awards funds to MMIV-related research

We are extremely pleased to report that the Western Norway Regional Health Authority (Helse Vest) has awarded additional funds to MMIV-related research activities. In the context of the ‘Precision Imaging in Gynecologic Cancer’ centre project, Ingfrid Haldorsen was awarded 4.3 million NOK over three years for her project proposal on ‘Artificial intelligence (AI)-assisted precision imaging in gynecologic cancer‘. In this project, the goals are to employ machine learning algorithms to identify novel imaging biomarkers in the context of molecular biomarkers, and thereby identify novel targets for treatment in gynecologic cancer; and to promote the integration of imaging biomarkers to enable better tailored treatment strategies in gynecologic cancer. Furthermore, Helse Vest will fund a 3 year full-time PhD position for Julie Dybvik, who will be working on research in this context.

In addition, we also congratulate Olga Ousdal with her research funding for a project entitled ‘Effects of ECT on Amygdala and Hyppocampal Subfield Volumes‘, which is associated to the ‘Advanced Neuroimaging’ centre project on electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).

We are looking forward to more exciting research in these areas!

Norwegian Cancer Society grant to research discovery and follow-up of lung cancer using machine learning

We are happy to announce that Renate Grüner and Erlend Hodneland have been awarded a grant by the Norwegian Cancer Society to research discovery and follow-up of lung cancer using machine learning techniques. You can read more information about this project below (in Norwegian):

Oppdagelse og oppfølging av lungekreft med maskinlæring

We are looking forward to further pursuing exciting research in this area in the MMIV Centre!