Miguel Eckstein attends NIH Cognition and Medical Image Perception Think Tank
A collection of top cognitive and perceptual scientists, radiologists, and pathologists collaborated on the future of medical imaging
Miguel Eckstein joined an illustrious group of top researchers and practitioners from the field of medical image perception at an NIH-hosted think tank in Washington, D.C. The meeting included talks, collaborative presentations, panel discussions, and even a live web-cast discussion and Q&A.
According to the NIH think tank, medical image interpretation is central to the detection and diagnosis of many cancers. In an era of unprecedented technological advances in medical imaging and machine learning, it is critically important to understand the cognitive and perceptual functioning of the “human in the loop,” medical image specialists (e.g., radiologists, pathologists) who make the final decisions on cancer detection and diagnosis. However, medical image perception is a chronically understudied area of research. The Cognition and Medical Image Perception Think Tank will bring radiologists and pathologists together with researchers working in medical image perception and adjacent fields of cognition and perception, to identify opportunities to advance the study of medical image interpretation through constructive discourse, idea generation, and problem-solving.
Information about this important meeting, including which topics were discussed and who participated, can be found at the links below.