On November 2, 2017, Dr. Stephen Aylward will present a seminar as part of VISE’s Fall 2017 series.

Title: Open Science and Computer-Augmented Point-of-Care Ultrasound.

Summary: Open science is a bridge between academia and industry, and it is a way to succeed in academia and industry. The first part of this talk will discuss the challenges and opportunities of open science and how open science can be incorporated into your work, to increase its impact and lead to success. The second part of this talk discusses point-of-care ultrasound. Dr. Aylward’s work in this area is driven by the premise that for the full potential of point-of-care ultrasound to be realized, these systems must be approached as if they were new diagnostic modalities, not simply as inexpensive portable ultrasound imaging systems. These systems must incorporate automated data analysis algorithms, rugged hardware, and specialized interfaces to guide novice users to properly place and manipulate an ultrasound probe and interpret its outputs. Furthermore, the outputs of a point-of-care ultrasound system should be quantitative measures and easy-to-understand reformulations of the acquired data, not b-mode images. It should be assumed that the expertise needed to interpret b-mode images will not be readily available at a point of care, e.g., when used by emergency medical service personnel or military medics to triage trauma patients or when used in schools to screen for scoliosis.

The seminar begins at 12:10 pm at Stevenson Center 5326. For more information, see the VISE Fall 2017 Seminar Series website or contact kitware@kitware.com.

Physical Event

Stevenson Center 5326
1225 Stevenson Center Ln, Nashville, TN 37240