Halvdagsseminarium om medicintekniska plastdetaljer
Time 8.45- cirka 13.00
Location Biotech Center, Arvid Wallgrens Backe 20, 413 46 Göteborg


Jobbar du med utveckling inom medicinteknik?
Plastbaserade medicintekniska produkter förlänger, förbättrar och räddar liv på ett unikt sätt. Men när det gäller medicintekniska produkter i plast finns många aspekter att ta hänsyn till och en hel del fallgropar på vägen från produkt­idé till framgångsrik försäljning.

Har du en medicinteknisk produktidé?
Det här seminariet syftar till att, utifrån föreläsarnas bred erfarenhet av ­praktiska projekt, ge dig råd så att du kan att skapa ett framgångsrikt projekt. Det ges också möjlighet till diskussion och frågor efteråt.
Exempel på innehåll:
* Därför ska du ”döda dina älsklingar” redan i konceptfasen
* Att tänka på inför klassning av produkt och val av steriliseringsmetod
* Så påverkar din produktdesign möjligheten till optimal produktion
* Validering av tillverkningsprocessen steg-för-steg

Var? Biotech Center, Arvid Wallgrens Backe 20, 413 46 Göteborg
När? Torsdagen den 20 oktober 2016, kl. 8.45

08.45 Frukost och registrering
09.15 Introduktion (Jerker Åkesson, AMB)
09.30 Konceptfasen- födelsen av framtida succe? (Oliver Trepte, Hotswap)
10.00 Formverktyg och verktygsanpassning av plastdetaljer (Magnus Mattsson, Tingverken)
10.30 Genomtänkt automation (Henrik Rosengren, Automationspartner)
11.00 Industrialisering och validering (Jimmy Bengtsson, AMB)
11.30 Summering och diskussion
12.00 Lunch- ta tillfället i akt att mingla med föreläsarna och övriga deltagare

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MedTech West lunchseminar with Professor Yongyi Yang from the Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Time 11:30-12:30 (13:00 incl. lunch)
Location MedTech West´s conference room at Röda stråket 10B, Sahlgrenska University Hospital

yongyiyangOn 21 October, 2016, we have the pleasure to invite you to a lunchseminar with Prof. Yongyi Yang from Illinois Institute of Technology, USA. Prof. Yang will speak about Bio-imaging and bioimage analysis: Part-A: 4D reconstruction methods for optimizing cardiac gated SPECT
Part-B: A content-based mammogram retrieval system as a diagnostic aid

The presentation will cover two research topics. The first part of the talk is focused on spatiotemporal (4D) reconstruction methods in cardiac gated SPECT imaging. Myocardial perfusion imaging with SPECT is currently the most frequently ordered test in nuclear medicine for assessing regional coronary blood flow, and gated SPECT permits quantitative evaluation of left ventricular function. However, cardiac gated SPECT images suffer from increased noise due to the reduced counts in individual gate frames. In recent years we have developed 4D image reconstruction methods to combat this noise by exploiting the fact that the desired image information is relatively consistent in time. The key in 4D reconstruction is to incorporate motion-compensated smoothing that follows the trajectories of cardiac motion, thereby preserving the integrity of critical perfusion and wall motion information during noise smoothing. Recently we further extended this approach for respiratory motion correction, enabling fully 4D reconstruction with both cardiac and respiratory gating. We will present reconstruction results obtained on some clinical acquisitions, and demonstrate that 4D reconstruction can be used to lessen radiation dose.
The second part of the talk is focused on development of a content-based mammogram retrieval system as a diagnostic aid in mammographic interpretation. We present a study on an automated mammogram retrieval system for assisting radiologists in diagnosis of clustered microcalcifications in mammograms. In computer-aided diagnosis (CADx), displaying a set of lesions similar to the one being evaluated has the potential to improve radiologists’ diagnostic accuracy. We first develop a retrieval system for relevant cases by taking into account both perceptually similar image features and the likelihood of malignancy of the lesion under consideration. We then conduct an observer study with a group of breast radiologists to evaluate the diagnostic value of the proposed retrieval system on a set of test cases. Based on receiver-operating characteristic analysis, the results demonstrate that the retrieval CADx system can improve the readers’ diagnostic accuracy of MC lesions in terms of both likelihood of malignancy and BI-RAD assessment.

Dr. Yongyi Yang is currently the Harris Perlstein Endowed Chair Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Dr. Yang’s research interests are in signal and image processing, medical imaging, machine learning, pattern recognition, and biomedical applications. He has produced pioneering research in spatiotemporal (4D) reconstruction methods for cardiac diagnostic imaging and in computerized techniques for breast cancer detection and diagnosis. He has authored or co-authored over 240 peer-reviewed publications (6,200+ citations, h-index 31 per Google Scholar). Under NIH funding, he developed a content-based mammogram retrieval system, which has recently proven to improve the diagnostic accuracy of mammographic interpretation by radiologists. He developed 4D reconstruction methods for improving the accuracy of cardiac SPECT images and for reducing the radiation dose in SPECT. He also contributed to functional neuroimaging and infrared diagnostic iris imaging. Dr. Yang has served on numerous NIH study sections and NSF review panels. He has served as guest editor for several journal special issues on medical imaging, and is presently a Senior Area Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing. He is an elected member of the IEEE Bio Imaging and Signal Processing Committee.

Please, note that this seminar is in the MedTech West conference room at Röda stråket 10B, Sahlgrenska University Hospital.
A light lunch will be served to registered participants, last day to register is Monday 17 October 2016 at 13.00 pm.
When? 21 Oct, 2016, 11:30-12:30 (13:00 incl. lunch)
Where? MedTechWest conference room at Röda stråket 10B, Sahlgrenska University Hospital
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MedTech West lunch seminar: The Biodesign Approach to medtech innovation in vascular surgery with Oliver Aalami from Stanford University
Time 11:30-12:30 (13:00 incl. lunch)
Location Kammaren Vita stråket 12, Sahlgrenska University Hospital

oliver-aalamiOn 30 November 2016, Dr. Oliver Aalami, Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery at Stanford University and the Palo Alto VA Healthcare System, is visiting Gothenburg. During his visit, you can hear Aalami speak at a lunch seminar at Sahlgrenska University Hospital.

Dr. Oliver Aalami´s main areas of research are in health information technology as well as device development. He recently completed his Biodesign faculty fellowship as well as the AMIA 10×10 health informatics certification. Dr. Aalami recently launched an Apple ResearchKit App Study for patients with Peripheral Artery Disease, called VascTrac, to evaluate patient activity tracking as a new patient surveillance strategy- a form of precision medicine. He completed his General Surgery residency at UCSF-East Bay and his Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Northwestern University in Chicago.

The seminar will be introduced by Mårten Falkenberg, docent at the Sahlgrenska Academy and vascular surgeon at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital, and Torbjörn Lundh, professor in mathematical sciences at Chalmers University of Technology.

Where? Kammaren Vita stråket 12, Sahlgrenska University Hospital
When? 30 Nov, 2016 at 11:30-12:30 (13:00 incl. lunch)

After the seminar, we offer a light lunch for participants registered before 13:00 pm. on 24 Nov. 2016. Register here>>
Very welcome!

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WiSE seminar with Danica Kragic from KTH: “Are we all robots?”
Time 11:30-13:00 (incl. lunch)
Location Room EA, Hörsalsvägen 11, floor 4, Johanneberg

Danica Kragic

Danica Kragic

On 19 October WiSE is arranging a lunchseminar with Danica Kragic with the title “Are we all robots?”

Automation and robotics are changing the society we live in and will also affect the way we work and what we work in the future. But there are still many open problems and serious ethical and moral questions to be addressed before we deploy robots and use them in our daily lives. At this seminar, Danica will overview some of the scientific challenges in the area as well as the challenges of building an academic career in general. Danica is a professor and vice dean at the School of Computer Science and Communication, KTH. She is also director at the Centre for Autonomous systems.

Lyssna på Danica Kragics sommarprat i P1 (i Swedish)>>

When? 11:30-13:00 (incl. lunch) Wednesday 19 October, 2016
Where? NOTE! New address: Room EA, Hörsalsvägen 11, floor 4, Johanneberg

Register at the latest on Friday 14 October here>>

We welcome all interested researchers in academia, so be WiSE and join us!

WiSE aims at creating a supportive network for young female researchers during their academic career. WiSE is a joint project between MedTech West and the department of Signals and Systems at Chalmers University of Technology. Join us on our Facebook page “Get WiSE” for more info on upcoming events!

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Seminarium om samverkan mellan vård och industri
Time 12:30-14:45
Location Kammaren, Vita stråket 12, Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset

Den 5 oktober arrangerar Gothia Forum, MedTech West, Innovationsplattformen och Sahlgrenska Science Park gemensamt ett seminarium om regler för samverkan mellan den offentligt finansierade hälso- och sjukvården och den medicin- och laboratorietekniska industrin samt läkemedelsindustrin. I mötet mellan vård och industri är det viktigt att samverkan är öppen och transparent, vilket har lett till ett samverkansavtal med syfte att skapa trygghet och bilda ramverk.

När? Den 5 oktober kl. 12.30 – 14.45
Var? Kammaren, Vita stråket 12, Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset
Sista anmälningsdag är den 20 september.

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Master thesis presentation by Courtney Keeler and Georg Brant: “Data analysis on pupillometry and microsaccadic behavior in Autism spectrum disorder subjects”
Time 13:00
Location MedTech West Conference Room, Röda Stråket 10B, Sahlgrenska University Hospital

On 26 September, 2016, Courtney Keeler and Georg Brant will be presenting their master thesis with the title “Data analysis on pupillometry and microsaccadic behavior in Autism spectrum disorder subjects”

When: 13:00 pm. 26 September, 2016
Where: MedTech West conference room, Röda stråket 10B, Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Examiner: Justin Schneiderman


Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a genetically heterogeneous group of neurological disorders that impairs a person’s ability to relate and communicate socially, and also causes stereotyped behavior with unusually narrow interests accompanied with abnormal attention. There is a need to find biomarkers of ASD, as they could allow for such things as early diagnosis, subdivision of ASD into clinically meaningful subgroups, and tracking the progress of the treatment. Magneto- and Electroencephalography (M/EEG) methods can provide such useful physiological biomarkers of ASD.

This thesis proposes several methods for data analysis of eye motion to reveal underlying group differences in high-order cognitive functions, such as executive control and direction of attention. The first part focuses on microsaccadic eye movements, the twitch-like movements that happen during fixation. The second part concerns analysis of the fluctuations in pupil diameter (pupillometry), which can be used to learn about the visual pathway and attention. By combining pupillometry with magnetoencephalography (MEG) information about brain activity, this chapter also investigates more specifically the correlation between spontaneous pupil fluctuation and brain activity in the alpha region.

The results present a left biased lateralization in both ASD and NT groups. This suggests normal lateralization of the attentional system in ASD subjects.

The pupillometry results show tendency towards the expected group differences in the pupillary light reflex, with ASD subjects exhibiting longer latencies and decreased response amplitudes (p = 0.42 and p = 0.10, respectively). Positive correlations between pupil fluctuation and brain activity in the alpha band (8-12 Hz) in the visual cortex were also found, which matches the literature.

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