PhD defence S.R. (Sebastian) van der Voort

On 26 October 2021, S.R. van der Voort will defend his PhD dissertation, entitled: ‘Eye to AI: MR image analysis of glioma using machine learning’.
Promotor

Prof.dr.ir. W.J. Niessen

Promotor

Prof.dr. M. Smits

Co-promotor

Dr.ir. S. Klein

Date
Tuesday 26 Oct 2021, 15:30 - 17:00
Type
PhD defence
Space
Professor Andries Querido room
Building
Education Center
Location
ECE Campus
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On 26 October 2021, S.R. van der Voort will defend his PhD dissertation, entitled: ‘Eye to AI: MR image analysis of glioma using machine learning’.

In my research, I considered the use of artificial intelligence (AI) for the prediction of the aggresivity of brain tumours using only the MRI scans. Usually, the aggresivity of these tumors is determined by an analysis that is performed on tumor tissue that is obtained via an operation. However, this operation is not without risk. Furthermore, the patient has to wait for the operation to be scheduled and for the analysis of the tissue, living in uncertainty in the meantime. My research showed that AI can be used to predict the aggresivity of the tumor using solely the MRI scans. In some cases, the AI performed even better than the clinicians. By using AI, the number of operations can be reduced in the future and the patient can get more certainty about the further treatment process directly after the MRI scan is made.

The public defence will take place at the Prof. Andries Queridoroom, 3rd floor Education Center, Erasmus MC. The ceremony will begin exactly at 15.30 PM. In light of the solemn nature of the ceremony, we recommend that you do not take children under the age of 6 to the first part of the ceremony.

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