May 13, 2024
・Julien Mendes Forte, a Ph.D student at the Université Caen Normandie, France, visited our laboratory for a three-month collaborative research.

April 26, 2024
・Prof. Shimizu gave a lecture titled “Harnessing AI in the Analysis of Japan‘s National Skin Disease Database” in the symposium of Technical University of Munich.

March 3-4, 2024
・Master students presented the following researches at symposium on Medical Imaging@Okinawa
Mr. Fujimoto “Evaluation of underspecification in a hot-spot detection support system of bone scintigrams : Comparison of pre-market training and post-market re-training”
Mr. Tsuchiya “Improvement of a lesion detection support system for prostate cancer patients using 18F-PSMA 1007 PET/CT imaging “
Ms. Fujiwara “Improvement of skin disease image classification accuracy for minority classes”
Mr. Chikaarashi “Conditional statistical shape model for multiple brain regions in human embryos”
・Prof. Shimizu gave a special lecture titled “Deployment of a computer-aided diagnosis system for bone scintigrams and beyond “

February 9, 2024​

A paper of detection support of lesions in a PET/CT volume appeared in the IJCARS.

Nov. 10, 2023
Six B3 students were newly assigned to the laboratory.

Oct 13, 2023
Mr. Yamanaka(M1) won a Young Researcher Award of JAMIT@Osaka.
Mr. Wakao(M1) won a Young Researcher Award of JAMIT@Osaka.

September 13-14, 2023
Quynh Anh Nguyen (M2) gave a talk about medical image analysis of bone scintigram at the seminer of ESIEE Paris - Université Gustave Eiffelat in Paris, France.
Prof. Shimizu gave a talk about computational anatomy models using digital topology at the seminer of CNRS in Cern, France.

September9-10, 2023
・Master students presented the following researches at JSAS@Kobe
Mr. Zhong “Sacrum and ilium segmentation of MR images for diagnosis support of axial spondyloarthritis”
Mr. Ogura “Bone erosion detection in a diagnostic support system for axial spondyloarthritis with MRI using deep learning”
・MR. Ogura was awarded JSAS@Kobe’s JSAS dragon award.

September 7, 2023
Quynh Anh Nguyen (M2) has departed for a 3-month study abroad program at ESIEE Paris - Université Gustave Eiffel in Paris, France.

July28-30, 2023
・Master students presented the following researches at JAMIT@Osaka
Mr. Sekiguchi “Super-resolution of chest CT images using a diffusion model”
Mr. Yamanaka “Performance bias by test data reuse in designing a hot spot detection support system of bone scintigram and the bias correction”
Mr. Wakao “Dementia classification of brain SPECT volumes using Vision Transformer and Brodmann area”
・Prof. Shimizu was jointly awarded JAMIT’s Meritorious Contribution Award for the development, practical application, and dissemination of AI for bone scintigram analysis.