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AIMI Journal Club: Automated CT biomarkers for opportunistic prediction of future cardiovascular events and mortality in an asymptomatic screening population: a retrospective cohort study - Perry Pickhardt, MD & Ronald Summers, MD, PhD

October 22, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

The live event is for the Stanford community. The recorded presentation is available here for everyone to view.

The following two papers will be shared during this meeting:

Automated CT Biomarkers for Opportunistic Prediction of Future Cardiovscular Events and Mortality in an Asymptomatic Screening Population: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Automated Abdominal CT Imaging Biomarkers for Opportunistic Prediction of Future Major Osteoporotic Fractures in Asymptomatic Adults


Dr. Perry J. Pickhardt graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, his hometown school, in 1991 with a B.S. in Physics (class rank 1/3,274). Beginning in 1991, Dr. Pickhardt attended the University of Michigan Medical School on the HPSP Scholarship Program and graduated as an M.D. in 1995 (Hewlett-Packard Award as a top graduate). From 1995-1999, he was a resident in diagnostic radiology at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis. During his training in St. Louis, Dr. Pickhardt co-edited a textbook on body CT and published a number of scientific papers. For the next four years after residency training, Dr. Pickhardt served in the U.S. Navy, spending one year as the Department Head of Radiology, U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and three years as the head of GI-GU Imaging at the National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) in Bethesda, MD (twice named Teacher of the Year). He also served as an assistant professor of radiology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda. Among other projects at NNMC, Dr. Pickhardt organized a large multi-center screening trial evaluating CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy) and served as the primary investigator (PI). Dr. Pickhardt joined the Abdominal Imaging Section at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in 2003 as an associate professor of radiology and was promoted to professor in 2009. He continues to serve as the Chief of Gastrointestinal Imaging. CT colonography and colorectal cancer screening continue to be among Dr. Pickhardt's clinical and research interests, along with machine learning/artificial intelligence, oncologic imaging, and opportunistic CT screening. His work in abdominal imaging has resulted in over 400 scientific publications and book chapters, as well as multiple textbooks. Among other honors, he has received the best paper award at the Annual Meeting for the Society of Gastrointestinal Radiology on four occasions and was named “Most Influential Radiology Researcher” by in 2016. He has also served as a PI on multiple NIH R01 grants. In 2017, he also assumed the title of Medical Director of Oncologic Imaging for the UW Carbone Cancer Center.

Ronald M. Summers, M.D., Ph.D. is a tenured Senior Investigator and Staff Radiologist in the Radiology and Imaging Sciences Department at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD. He is a Fellow of the Society of Abdominal Radiologists and of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. His awards include the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the NIH Director’s Award, and the NIH Clinical Center Director’s Award. He is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Medical Imaging, Radiology: Artificial Intelligence and Academic Radiology and a past member of the editorial board of Radiology. He was Co-Chair of the 2018 and 2019 SPIE Medical Imaging conferences and Program Co-Chair of the 2018 IEEE ISBI symposium. He has co-authored over 500 journal, review and conference proceedings articles and is a co-inventor on 14 patents.



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