After an amazingly high number of readers for my last blog post (thanks to everyone who read and shared it), I have starting writing a series of posts on the big question in radiology – will radiologists be replaced by machines in the near future? Geoff Hinton thinks we have five to ten years left, and as one … Continue reading Standardised reports might be good for humans, but they are probably bad for artificial intelligence
If you ask academic machine learning experts about the things that annoy them, high up the list is going to be overblown headlines about how machines are beating humans at some task where that is completely untrue. This is partially because reality is already so damn amazing there is no need for hyperbole. AlphaGo beat … Continue reading Do machines actually beat doctors?
Thanks again to HISA for inviting us, and for the excellent Q & A / meet and greet after the talks. In particular thanks to Chris Radbone for organising the event. We got a tour of SAHMRI before we started, and I can say that the building was as impressive from the inside as is from outside. … Continue reading Health Informatics, big data and computer gamers @ SAHMRI
I will be giving a talk about my PhD project to the Health Informatics Society of Australia (SA branch) with my supervisors Professor Lyle Palmer and Associate Professor Gustavo Carneiro. Professor Palmer works at the School of Public Health at the University of Adelaide. He is a world-renowned genetic epidemiologist and a previous executive scientific director … Continue reading Seminar @ SAHMRI
Last month I presented a talk on my PhD project at the 2016 Aus and NZ College of Radiology and Radiation Oncology annual meeting, which is the first time I have talked about it publicly. We have not published any major papers yet (our first big one is just about ready for submission), so there hasn't been … Continue reading Precision radiology, deep learning, artificial intelligence, oh my!
Hi all, After several requests I have uploaded the practice cases for the various lectures to the education page (the same place you can get the lectures). Please remember to download the files to make full use of them, as the animations don't work over slideshare. There will be some errors in the presentations, I … Continue reading Practice cases now available on education page
So part of the reason blogging has been slow is that I have been working towards the launch of a new initiative - the South Australian Radiology Research Network (SARRN) is intended to support and promote research and evidence based practice amongst radiologists and associated health professionals in SA. We are still in the early … Continue reading Launch of the SA Radiology Research Network
One of the reasons I am writing this blog is to organise my thoughts as I prepare a set of talks for radiology trainees in South Australia, with the goal of demystifying and promoting research. One of the first talks I am planning is a question that doesn't get considered much among doctors - why … Continue reading What motivates clinicians to do research?
Just a quick note: If you are in South Australia and you are interested in radiology or research, or even radiology research, feel free to contact me. I can answer any questions you have or maybe even connect you with researchers who need help. And if anyone is willing to give me feedback on my teaching materials, … Continue reading Interested in radiology or research?
Welcome to the first post of my blog! It feels a bit self-indulgent, but documenting my path into academia might help others who may find themselves in the same situation I was a bit over two years ago: a medical doctor who has never considered a career in research. To explain that, a bit about how … Continue reading First steps as a clinician researcher