Special Issue "Artificial Intelligence in Biomedical Image Processing"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomedical Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2023 | Viewed by 66

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Hongming Shan
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Guest Editor
Institute of Science and Technology for Brain-inspired Intelligence and the MOE Frontiers Center for Brain Science, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
Interests: machine learning; medical imaging; computer vision
Dr. Ruibin Feng
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Guest Editor
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Stanford University, Mailcode 5687, 453 Quarry Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
Interests: machine learning; medical imaging; cardiovascular medicine
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Dr. Zongwei Zhou
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Department of Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 21231 MD, USA
Interests: computer-aided detection and diagnosis; computer vision; medical image analysis; abdominal imaging; cancer detectionpervised learning
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Artificial intelligence (AI) has seen a dramatic resurgence in the past few years. With powerful computational resources and large datasets, AI is able to analyze, featuralize, predict, and generate data, giving great potential to benefit various fields, including biomedical image processing, immensely.

On the other hand, challenges also emerge in applying AI, and the deep-learning subtype in particular, to biomedical image processing. For instance, the availability of biomedical image datasets is usually limited due to the need for laborious manual labeling, privacy, and regulatory requirements. Additionally, it is hard to acquire data with different protocols, machines, and facilities, which are critical to verify the generalizability of AI algorithms. Second, the current AI is prone to small data permutations (e.g., miss-classifying a panda as a gibbon with imperceptible noises). Addressing it is necessary and significant, especially in medicine and healthcare, to reduce misdiagnosis and mistreatment. Last but not least, most AI models are still considered black boxes and hard to interpret, largely hindering their clinical usage.

This Special Issue focuses on the subject of artificial intelligence and its application in biomedical engineering, with special attention to medical image processing. We invite authors who are interested in AI algorithms from both theoretical and practical perspectives and their application in biomedical imaging, including but not limited to data acquisition, image reconstruction, image analysis and understanding, and computer-aided diagnosis.

Dr. Hongming Shan
Dr. Ruibin Feng
Dr. Zongwei Zhou
Guest Editors

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  • artificial intelligence
  • machine learning
  • computer vision
  • deep learning
  • image analysis
  • image reconstruction
  • image segmentation
  • image registration
  • computer-aided diagnosis
  • visualization in biomedical imaging

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