Mar 15–18, 2020

Semisupervised AI approach for automated categorization of medical images

Stephan Erberich (University of Southern California), Kalvin Ogbuefi (Children's Hospital Los Angeles), Long Ho (Children's Hospital Los Angeles)
1:45pm2:25pm Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Location: 210 E

Who is this presentation for?

  • Healthcare CIOs and CDOs, informaticists, data scientists, and radiologists




In recent years the healthcare industry has adopted AI methodologies. Radiology, in particular, has seen successful applications in image classification and segmentation with supervised ML approaches. The potential of automatic neural network processing of images, for example, automated screening for pathological image markers has far-reaching implications for diagnostic radiology. However, feature variation in medical images and the large number of labeled images required for successful neural network training present challenges for supervised learning.

Stephan Erberich, Kalvin Ogbuefi, and Long Ho share a semisupervised learning approach to address automated image classification toward labeling all radiological images that the department acquired. The approach is composed of cascading self-organizing maps (SOM) and convolutional neural networks (CNNs) to categorize radiological images based on image content. This provides an opportunity to create an automated AI-based system for labeling any radiographic data and queuing the categorized images downstream to specialized ML algorithms for pathology-model inference. You’ll discover the approach, methodologies, algorithm orchestration, and performance.

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A basic understanding of machine learning pipelines and deep learning algorithms

What you'll learn

  • Learn about the unsupervised method for labeling medical images
  • Discover actable AI implementation for production
  • Understand the uses of AI in radiology and healthcare
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Stephan Erberich

University of Southern California

Stephan Erberich is a chief data officer at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and a professor of research radiology at the University of Southern California. He’s a computer scientist, specialized in medical informatics. He’s an AI practitioner in healthcare with a focus on radiological image processing and computer vision ML.

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Kalvin Ogbuefi

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Kalvin Ogbuefi is a data scientist at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Previously, he was a project assistant in the USC Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, Marina del Rey, on radiology image analysis. His extensive research experience comprises projects in deep learning, statistical modeling, and computer simulations at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories and other major research institutions. He earned an MS in applied statistics from California State University, Long Beach and a BS in applied mathematics from University of California, Merced.

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Long Ho

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Long Van Ho is a data scientist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles with over five years of experience in applying advanced machine learning techniques in healthcare and defense applications. His work includes developing the machine learning framework to enable data science at the Virtual Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and researching applications of artificial intelligence to improve care in the ICUs. His background includes research in particle beam physics at UCLA, and Stanford University has provided a strong research background in his career as a data scientist. His interests and goal is to bridge the potential of machine learning with practical applications to health.

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