Medical imaging and applied math: Improving the diagnosis of disease

  • Date: 04/07/2011

Dr. Ross Mitchell, Clinical Neurosciences Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary


Calgary Place Tower (Shell)


Great advances have been made in medical imaging technology, such as magnetic resonance imaging and computer tomography scans, over the last two decades. This technology produces detailed images of organs, bones, tissues, blood, vessels, lesions and tumours in patients' bodies. New interdisciplinary research at the University of Calgary is focused on applying mathematics to extract new or additional information from complex medical imaging datasets. It is believed that this information will help healthcare professionals and their patients prevent, understand, diagnose, treat and monitor disease, manage and coordinate care, and reduce medical errors.


This presentation will discuss technology developed by the laboratory of Dr. Ross Mitchell and commercialized by the company he co-founded, Calgary Scientific Inc. This technology allows advanced interactive visualization and analysis of medical image datasets. It has been used to improve the speed and accuracy of disease diagnosis, with applications to stroke, trauma, and brain cancer

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Calgary Place Tower 1 (330 5th Avenue SW), Room 1104/06


Sign-up Deadline: Monday, April 4th, 2011


Everyone is welcome. A light lunch will be served.



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The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences is grateful for the support of Shell Canada Limited, Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, and the University of Calgary for their support of this series of lectures.