Medical Imaging in R&D — Streamlining Reader Workflows

Life Sciences, Clinical Trials, Laboratory Technology,
  • Friday, December 02, 2022

As life science organizations implement more artificial intelligence and machine learning in their R&D processes, they rely on the services of expert readers to label and annotate their medical imaging assets for downstream analysis. But administering reader workflows — assigning images to readers, adjudicating the resulting data and keeping this work efficient and compliant — is no simple feat, particularly at the scale necessary for machine learning.

To date, research organizations have assembled various approaches for tackling this work. Many common tools used in reader studies are built for only a few rigid purposes, requiring researchers to invest significant upfront time creating data-capture systems external to the viewer. Once the data-capture system is built, readers must be trained to ensure accurate and adequate readings. Maintaining compliance is also a vital concern when research teams are collaborating on medical imaging.

To perform these studies at scale, researchers should be able to design their own custom workflows without coding knowledge and with the confidence they are staying in compliance. Readers would be guided through their labeling workflow inside the viewer in a way that is intuitive and instructional while also providing beneficial data quality validation steps. Once reader data is collected, research teams then need additional tools to assist in adjudication, data standardization and subsequent research workflows.

Join Flywheel’s experts for a look at the state of reader workflows in medical imaging and how annotation and labeling can work at scale in leading life sciences and clinical organizations — what is required to make this work efficient, and what research breakthroughs can it enable?


Dan Rafter, Flywheel

Dan Rafter, MD, Director of Product Management, Flywheel

Dr. Dan Rafter is the Director of Product Management at Flywheel. He brings over 10 years of experience in medical imaging and clinical research with a focus on neurocritical care. Dan holds BAs in chemistry and entrepreneurship from the University of St. Thomas in addition to a medical degree (MD) from Ross University.

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Aaron Mintz, Flywheel

Aaron Mintz, MD, Medical Director, Flywheel

Dr. Aaron Mintz is the Medical Director at Flywheel and Assistant Professor of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine where he is a practicing radiologist in the abdominal imaging section. Aaron has broad experience in imaging informatics, ranging from working on large scale clinical IT projects to developing AI models for research and clinical use in radiology. At Flywheel, Aaron leverages his expertise to develop data science solutions that support both the scientists at the “bench” and the clinicians at the bedside.

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Who Should Attend?

  • Data Scientists
  • Digital Transformation
  • Analytics/Data Management
  • AI & ML researchers
  • Imaging & Translational Imaging Researchers
  • Heads of Digital Markets and Tech
  • Digital Medicine
  • Data Partnerships
  • Technology Partnerships
  • Early Clinical Development
  • R&D Strategies

What You Will Learn

Attendees will learn about:

  • How typical reader workflows are administered
  • The adjudication process, and how it can be improved
  • Why collecting reader data is essential to maximizing the value of imaging assets
  • The scale of data that can be efficiently captured and cataloged with the right tools, and how this data is fueling life sciences R&D

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Flywheel is the revolutionary research data management platform powering healthcare innovation by accelerating collaboration, enabling machine learning, and streamlining the massive task of data aggregation, curation and management. By leveraging cloud scalability and automating research workflows, Flywheel helps organizations scale research data and analysis, improve scientific collaboration and accelerate discoveries. Flywheel offers comprehensive solutions for life sciences, pharmaceutical, biotech, academic, and clinical research. Flywheel is headquartered in Minneapolis and has offices in the Bay Area, St. Louis, and Budapest.

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