The Digital Revolution and the NPU Centre for Multidisciplinary Convergence Computing
摘要Abstract: We are in the midst of a digital revolution that is affecting virtually all aspects of daily life and yet in some areas this revolution is only beginning. Healthcare is arguably the most important one that has only just started to be explored and, of course, healthcare is very important because it will ultimately affect us all.
The CRC at the NPU has a tremendous opportunity to make important contributions to the future well-being of Chinese society by embracing the challenge of improving healthcare via IT and to basic IT research through ingenuity and creativity. Some areas worthy of thought and discussion include - improved diagnosis, better visualisation including multiple dimension / holograms, data integration / mining, greater use of voice technologies, video-tele-medicine, security and privacy, sensors / alerts and predictive diagnostics - all of which are underpinned by advances in engineering and IT.
教授概况Biography: Professor Michael Fulham is currently Professor of the Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney. In his administrative roles, he directs the Department of Molecular Imaging at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, and the Multidisciplinary Convergence Computing (CMCC) at School of Computer Science, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, as the Clinical Director of Medical Imaging he oversees Radiology, PET and general Nuclear Medicine across the Sydney Local Health District and its’ major Hospitals and he is a member of numerous LHD and University committees and is a member of the Clinical Council of the Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC).
Professor Fulham has established a strong clinical and research program focusing on the role of PET and PET-CT in patient management at the RPA Hospital since 1993 and has been a pioneer of the introduction and implementation of PET-CT as a clinical and research tool in Australia. Prof Fulham continues to practise as a clinician in neurology and reads over 5000 PET-CT studies each year. Prof Fulham led the only randomised controlled trial in medical imaging in the country in patients with lung cancer and has a track record for performing high-quality basic science, animal, clinical and translational research and since 1997, he has received continuous grant funding, from the major research funding bodies in Australia including the NHMRC, ARC and the Cancer Institute. He has authored over 270 publications in high impact medical, medical imaging and biomedical informatics journals and has also authored 20 book chapters including 2 editions of the Principles and Practice of PET and PET/CT and 3 chapters in Biomedical Information Technology.