Evolving Use of Machine Learning Driven Algorithms: Current Status and Future Potential

Session approved for 1 ASRT Category A Credit
Session approved for up to 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

This session duration is 50 minutes.

This session will provide a shallow dive into deep learning and artificial intelligence. It will provide a brief overview of the key principles involved in machine learning. These principles will be used to illustrate potentials and pitfalls of applying vertebral fracture assessment (VFA) for automated detection of vertebral fracture and automated scoring of abdominal aortic calcification.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define deep learning
  • Recall general principles of machine learning
  • Identify potentials and pitfalls of using vertebral fracture assessment (VFA) for vertebral fracture and abdominal aortic calcification.

William Leslie, MD, MSc, CCD

Professor of Medicine and Radiology

University of Manitoba

Dr. Leslie is Professor of Medicine and Radiology at the University of Manitoba with over 450 peer-reviewed publications. His research interests are in fracture risk assessment, osteoporosis testing and other nuclear diagnostic techniques. He is Past President of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry, Past Chair of the Osteoporosis Canada Scientific Advisory Council, co-led the “2010 Clinical Practice Guidelines in Osteoporosis”, Director of the Manitoba Bone Density Program, and Co-Director of the Winnipeg PET Imaging Centre.

Disclosures: No relationships to disclose.

John T. Schousboe, MD, PhDd, CCD (Moderator)

Director, Park Nicollet Bone Densitometry Center; Consultant Rheumatologist, Park Nicollet Clinic; Research Investigator, HealthPartners Institute

Park Nicollet Clinic

John T. Schousboe MD PhD CCD Dr. Schousboe is a rheumatologist and health services researcher who directs the bone densitometry center of Park Nicollet Clinic, a large integrated health care delivery system in Minneapolis, MN. He is an a Past President of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) and a Fellow of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR). During a 16-year research career he has been an author on 200 peer-reviewed publications, the far majority of which have been in the field of diagnosis and management of osteoporosis. His contributions to science include development of a cost-effectiveness model that was used to conduct studies of the cost-effectiveness of bone densitometry in men and subgroups of older women and men defined by prevalent vertebral fracture, bone turnover marker levels, and bone density level; studies of the accuracy, prevalence, and clinical impact of vertebral fracture recognition on bone density lateral spine images; studies of medication adherence to osteoporosis therapies; studies of the identification and clinical significance of abdominal aortic calcification on lateral bone density spine images; and predictors of health care utilization and costs using Medicare Claims data.

Disclosures: No relationships to disclose.


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04/01/2022 at 4:30 PM (EDT)   |  50 minutes
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