Kris T. Huang, MD, PhD, CTO

Legacy systems, technical debt, and the advantage of starting (mostly) from scratch

In the midst of COVID-19, at Pymedix we’re busy working on 3D medical imaging software for the future of medicine, and we’re gearing up to test our Autofuse pilot product under real-world conditions. Our roots are in radiation oncology, but our perspective is the future of cancer imaging, and medical imaging. We have the strange and wonderful task of thinking inside the box, from the outside of the box. And, being a startup, we started (mostly) from scratch.

Kris T. Huang, MD, PhD, CTO

 

Have you ever wondered how far we’ve come in image registration technology? It wasn’t always the case that 3D deformable registration could be fully automated. This week, we’re throwing it back to 1895, when medical imaging started, then we’ll go back to the future to see how medical image registration evolved.

Continue reading “A Brief History of Image Registration: Part 1”

Kris T. Huang, MD, PhD, CTO

 

In our last post, I introduced (perhaps more like re-introduced) the concept of machine perception (MP) as sort of a forgotten second cousin of machine learning (ML). Ironically, one of the first forms of neural network was dubbed the “perceptron,” a nod to the link between perception and intelligence. And while MP lives on and thrives today in fields like computer vision, it isn’t necessarily tied to ML.

Continue reading “Perception as the Prerequisite for Intelligence”