The Dutch Data Science week (DDSW) 2018 on the impact of data science on society.

The hackathon is scheduled on Wednesday, May 30 at GoDataDriven in Amsterdam.

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Hackathon: Anomaly Detection on 4d Heart Scans.

In this hackathon, we build upon recent advancements in the field of automated segmentation on the 4D (spatio-temporal) MRI data. This work is currently performed in collaboration with the cardiovascular department of the University Medical Center Groningen, in order to alleviate the medical staff from having to manually paint the regions of the left- and right- heart chambers and the heart muscle. The deformation of the heart regions during a heartbeat is indicative of deciding for a pacemaker or assessing the outcome of medicine usage. Automating the image segmentation task and the extraction of characteristic metrics of the heart function would, therefore, be extremely useful.

We will process cardiovascular MRI and patient data to assist in the formulation of a medical diagnosis. Using deep learning, image segmentation is performed on the MRI data such that metrics can be derived that potentially are predictive indicators for certain diseases and physical conditions. Patient data consists of variables such as age, gender, earlier diagnosis, medicine usage, etc.

In the hackathon, we focus on feature extraction from the segmentation masks and combining those features with patient data. In preparation for the hackathon, we will deliver the segmentation masks (the training of deep models is computationally not feasible for a single day session) and propose several use cases.

Hackathon UMCG - Pim van der Harst

Read more about all the hackathons, training sessions, meetups, and conferences that are scheduled to take place during Dutch Data Science Week.