AMCII Inaugural Workshop

The ASU-Mayo Center for Innovative Imaging (AMCII) is a collaborative effort built upon >10 years’ collaboration between the faculty from the School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence (SCAI) in ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering (FSE) and the faculty from the Department of Radiology at Mayo Clinic Arizona. Currently, the collaboration has been extended with faculty from ECEE, BMI, College of Health Solution, SBHSE, TPS, and faculty from the Department of Neurology, Department of Radiation Oncology at Mayo Clinic Arizona.

On May 19, 2018, the Center hosted the inaugural workshop at the Waugh Auditorium at the Mayo Hospital in Phoenix. The opening remarks were delivered by Cheryl Conrad (ASU, OKED), Lyman Schliep and Diane Jelinek (Mayo Clinic Research), Amy Hara (Mayo Clinic, Chair of the Dept. of Radiology), Junseok Chae (ASU, Associate Dean for Research, Ira Fulton Schools of Engineering), and Teresa Wu (SCAI, ASU).

The workshop was attended by 29 researchers including Center members and collaborators. Following the opening remarks, 15 participants presented short lightning talks including introduction and research interests.

To facilitate team formation around common topics of interest, the workshop included breakup brainstorming sessions. The following topics were addressed: image informatics/analytics, interventional radiology, lung cancer therapy, breast imaging radiogenomics, imaging acquisitions. The groups will follow up with the meetings aimed at problem definition and proposed solutions leading to the origination of new research proposals.

In addition to the brainstorming, several members step to the front to reiterate their strong support of the goals of the center, as well as the support of mechanisms such as curriculum development, academic program innovation, cross-functional faculty roles, and funding for instruction and curriculum development.

The closing statements were delivered by the two co-directors of the Center: Dr. Rahmi Oklu and Prof. Teresa Wu.