Artificial Intelligence-Assisted Radiomics for Advanced Diagnostics

Recent technological advances in cognitive science or artificial (augmented) intelligence provide exciting opportunities and new horizons for advanced diagnostics and precision medicine. The objective of this program is to provide a multi-disciplinary research platform for the development of advanced diagnostic tools, including but not limited to automatic segmentation and/or extraction of high level quantitative data (texture or radiomic analysis) for increasing diagnostic accuracy, predicting and evaluating response to treatment, and predicting tumor molecular composition where pertinent. The long-term objectives are to develop and/or validate AI-assisted diagnostic tools that extract the maximal possible information from non-invasively acquired medical images and combine this with other clinically available information to enhance diagnosis, help select the optimal treatment, and potentially reduce the need for certain invasive diagnostic procedures, providing the basis for optimal patient specific therapy. These have the potential to both improve patient care and reduce medical costs. Although oncological applications are at the core of the program, the program also aims to develop and contribute to other important applications of AI. These include but are not limited to the development and/or validation of AI-assisted tools for continuous quality improvement, clinical decision support, and integration of AI-tools into routine clinical workflow for improvement of efficiency, productivity, and quality.

Theme leader:

Dr. Reza Forghani, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University

Members:

Dr. Jaron Chong, McGill University Hospital Centre

Dr. Slobodan Devic, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, McGill

Dr. Salvatore Di Maio, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University

Behzad Forghani, McGill University Health Center, McGill University

Dr. Michael Hier, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University

Dr. Marcin Mlynarek, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University

Dr. Caroline Reinhold, McGill University Health Center, McGill University

Dr. Jan Seuntjens, McGill University Health Centre, McGill University

Dr. Khalil Sultanem, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University

Dr. Té Vuong, Division of Radiation Oncology, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University

Dr. Eugene Yu, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto