Sodickson to Present RSNA 2017 New Horizons Lecture

Lecturer to discuss the emerging paradigms of imaging technology


In his lecture, entitled, “A New Light: The Birth, and Rebirth, of Imaging,” Daniel K. Sodickson, MD, PhD, will discuss how imaging has shifted from the traditional series of snapshots to the latest generation of artificial intelligence (AI). He will also explain how AI is affecting the business of image interpretation and the way imaging devices will be designed in the future.

Dr. Sodickson is the vice chair for research in the Department of Radiology, director of the Bernard and Irene Schwartz Center for Biomedical Imaging, and a professor of radiology, physiology and neuroscience at NYU School of Medicine, in the NYU Langone Health System in New York City. He also is chair of the National Institutes of Health study section on biomedical imaging technology.

Dr. Sodickson is credited with founding the field of parallel imaging, which allows distributed arrays of detectors to gather MR images at previously inaccessible speeds. As a result of his discovery, most modern MR scanners are now equipped with parallel imaging hardware and software, and parallel imaging acceleration is being used routinely in clinical MRI examinations and research imaging studies around the world. For his work in parallel imaging, Dr. Sodickson was awarded the gold medal of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) in 2006. He is the current president of ISMRM.

The New Horizon Lecture will be presented on Monday, Nov. 27 at 1:30 p.m. in the Arie Crown Theater.