Novel method for faster evaluation of CT and MRI scans in the radiology department

MRI Radiology CT

Dr. T.C. Kwee
Dr. D. Yakar

Nature of the research:
Cross-sectional research

Fields of study:

Background / introduction
Radiologists are medical specialists who evaluate CT and MRI scans. This evaluation is often complex, because it requires profound knowledge of anatomy, pathology, and imaging technology. Moreover, each CT and MRI dataset contains numerous cross-sectional slices through the human body, which makes it a time-consuming task.

Importantly, physicians rely more and more on CT and MRI scans for the evaluation of their patients. Consequently, the number of these scans has increased tremendously over the past years [1]. However, the number of radiologists has not increased proportionally. Therefore, these is a need for novel methods that facilitate and speed up the interpretation of CT and MRI scans.
Research question / problem definition
Can an innovative method speed up the interpretation of CT and MRI scans without compromising accuracy?
This project is suited for a medical student (either Bachelor or Master phase) for a period of 3 (minimum) to 6 months. The final product will be a co-authored scientific article. Time schedule: part 1: familiarization with the topic; part 2: data collection; part 3: data analysis and manuscript writing.

During this research internship, you will learn the basics of CT and MRI interpretation, and you will experience a substantial exposure to anatomy knowledge and pathology.
1. Smith-Bindman R, Miglioretti DL, Johnson E, Lee C, Feigelson HS, Flynn M, Greenlee RT, Kruger RL, Hornbrook MC, Roblin D, Solberg LI, Vanneman N, Weinmann S, Williams AE. Use of diagnostic imaging studies and associated radiation exposure for patients enrolled in large integrated health care systems, 1996-2010. JAMA 2012;307:2400-2409
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Laatst gewijzigd: 23 februari 2012