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

Last time, we took a brief stroll through the timeline of radiology to take a look at the relationship between the evolution of imaging technologies and corresponding development in medical image registration. Digital radiology took root with the clinical introduction of CT in 1971, and despite the introduction of clinical MRI in 1980, it wasn’t until PET came of age in the early 1990s that the utility of image registration became plainly evident. Today we’ll dig into a couple of the early algorithms.

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Today we’re lifting the curtain on the machine perception technology behind Autofuse, and showing how it works step by step in a complicated head and neck case and a pediatric spine growth case using scans taken 31 months apart! We also provide a glimpse of the future of patient-specific QA for deformable registration, and how Autofuse technology can be used to monitor how radiation treatment to the spine affects vertebral body growth in children.

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