Postdoc Miguel Lago to run study with radiologists at Radiological Society of N. America Meeting
Dr. Lago will gather valuable, and difficult-to-acquire, data from the radiological community
VIU postdoc Miguel Lago has devised a clever plan that takes advantage of one of the world's largest congregations of radiologists. The ability of radiologists to detect and recognize potential anomalies in medical images, such as mammograms, is critical to effective medical treatment and prevention programs. Unfortunately, the high demand for this vital skillset makes it extremely difficult to get large numbers of radiologists to come into the lab and participate in scientific studies aimed at understanding how doctors perceive medical images and form diagnostic decisions. Dr. Lago figured, if we can't get lots of radiologists to come into the lab, we should bring the lab to them. And that is exactly what Miguel will do, traveling to Chicago in December to run psychophysical studies on practicing radiologists at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The work will contribute valuable new data that promises to improve medical diagnoses and outcomes, both through improving doctors' perceptual and cognitive strategies and by guiding new imaging, display, and computer aided medical imaging systems.
The RSNA annual meeting will be held in downtown Chicago from December 1st through the 6th. All meeting information can be found at the link below.