AI in Medical Imaging dissemination workshop

Post by The Marconi Research and Innovations Lab | March 17, 2023

We are thrilled to share some highlights from our recent workshop on AI in Medical Imaging organized in collaboration with the Makerere AI Lab.

The purpose of this workshop was to disseminate the findings of our recent research in Artificial Intelligence in the Medical Imaging field. As such the workshop had presentation sessions from the research teams for instance Mark Phillip Matovic presented on the multilabel classification of lung ultrasound artifacts, Sylvia Imanirakiza also presented on an AI model for Prostate Cancer Detection using Biparametric MRI and PIRADS classification, Duncan Sebampitako presented on automated detection of tuberculosis in chest X-Ray images, etc.

The workshop also comprised an engaging hands-on introduction to artificial intelligence in medical imaging session led by Dr. Andrew Katumba, and facilitated by Alvin Bagetuuma Kimbowa, Joanitta Nabacwa and Paul Mugume.

There were insightful invited talks like
1. Dr Cosmas Mwikirize, Ph.D. shared on biomedical engineering and artificial intelligence.
2. Fairness and Intersectionality in AI by Dr Joyce Nakatumba-Nabende and Dr. Rose Nakasi, PhD
3. AI in Healthcare: friend or foe by Dr Eva Nabawanuka, an attending radiologist at Mulago Hospital.

The workshop was attended by researchers, medical professionals, students and academia. It served as a forum for mutual understanding, allowing us to better explore the challenges, successes, and how Artificial Intelligence can be integrated into Uganda's healthcare system, specifically radiology, and imaging.

We extend our thanks to our funders and partners, including the Government of Uganda through Research and Innovations Fund, the Science, Technology and Innovation Secretariat, the LACUNA fund, and more, for their support towards the different research efforts.