Ideally the gap between prototype and product is as small as possible, bringing research immediately from “bench to bedside”. However, in reality significant effort has to be put into the translation of basic research to clinical usability. Since a close interaction between researcher and Siemens developer is needed to insure a smooth translation, it has been Siemens’ mission to facilitate bringing the two closer together. The talk will focus on Siemens provided tools for collaborative development and the route from prototype to product.
Master of Ceremonies: Professor Peter Andrews AO FTSE
Professor Carolyn Mountford is the CEO and Director of Research at The Translational Research Institute (TRI), Brisbane, Australia. Professor Mountford brings to TRI a long and established interaction with the diagnostic imaging industry. Her team has been a worldwide development site for Siemens since 1999. She has led multidisciplinary programs interfacing these teams with industry; translating the technology; and making it available worldwide. This approach led to the award of an NHMRC grant for a Clinical Centre of Excellence in 1998 and more recently contracts from the USA and Australian Department of Defence.
Prior to her appointment at the Translational Research Institute in February 2015, Professor Mountford held appointments at Harvard Medical School where she was Professor of Radiology from 2006-2014.
Professor Mountford has received numerous national and international awards while developing the new diagnostic technology over several decades. she was awarded The Graham Coupland Medal from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons; the Inaugural Pioneer of Hope Award from the NSW Cancer Council; and a Partner in Excellence Award from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital at HMS.
Dr Thomas Gaass is Senior Scientist MR, Siemens Healthineers, Australia and New Zealand. He is a medical imaging physicist in MR data acquisition and image reconstruction. He has over 6 years experience in the field of biomedical imaging and has expertise in iterative image reconstruction including compressed sensing, data processing, functional pulmonary imaging and diffusion MRI.
Dr Gaass has a Masters degree in MR Physics at the German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, as well as a PhD in MRI Physics from Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM), Munich, Germany. He also has 3 years postdoctoral experience from University Hospital Munich, developing methods for MR and CT lung imaging and has expertise in higher order DWI and MRI/CT image reconstruction methods including Compressed Sensing.
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