Lecture

Physics studies in Latvia

Today, on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 1 PM (instead of the scheduled journal club), Andris Mikulis (University of Riga) will have a presentation about the physics studies in Latvia.
The presentation will take place in lecture room P.O1, Jadranska 21.

Cordially invited!

Blood-brain barrier permeability in Parkinson’s disease

The lecture is CANCELLED due to the personal reasons of dr. Dhawan.

On Friday, October 18 at 6 PM, prof. Vijay Dhawan (medical physicist, The Center for Neurosciences at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, New York) will give a lecture titled Blood-brain barrier permeability in Parkinson’s disease. Prof. Dhawan is a long-term collaborator with the Neurology Clinic of UKC Ljubljana. The lecture will take place in the main lecture room of the Faculty of Medicine Ljubljana.

Cordially invited!

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Monday Physics Colloquium

On Monday, November 19 2018, Urban Simončič will give a lecture at the Monday Physics Colloquium entitled Tracer kinetic modelling for medical image analysis. The lecture starts at 4:15 PM at the Faculty for Mathematics and Physics, Jadranska 19, lecture room F1. Before the lecture, all attendees are invited for a cup of tea.

Urban Simončič
Abstract:
Medical imaging measures biological or physical tissue properties. Tracer administration and dynamic image acquisition allows image analysis with tracer kinetic modelling. Application of that technique greatly increases the amount of information that is obtained with the imaging.
In the first part of this seminar I will present basic principle of medical imaging with the tracer, physiological pathways of tracers and models used for tracer kinetic modelling. In the second part I will focus on exemplary applications of tracer kinetic modelling for medical image analysis, relevant implementation details and interesting results.

Role of medical physics in the era of precision medicine; Prof. Robert Jeraj, PhD

We invite you to the 18th Institute colloquium in the academic year 2017/18. The colloquium will be held on Wednesday June 27, 2018 at 1 PM in the main Institute lecture hall, Jamova 39, Ljubljana. To read the abstract click  http://www.ijs.si/ijsw/Koledar_prireditev. Past colloquia are posted on  http://videolectures.net/kolokviji_ijs.

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prof. dr. Robert Jeraj

University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana

 

Role of medical physics in the era of precision medicine

Medical physics is intimately connected with medicine, and is progressing along a similar path. General trend of medicine, particularly oncology, towards personalized treatment by in-depth profiling of the disease, gave rise to so-called “precision medicine”. However, there are severe obstacles to overcome. For example, cancers evolve in time to become harder targets to treat. Understanding treatment resistance, and its development, often connected with the highly heterogeneous nature of the disease, is another key obstacle. Use of multi-modality imaging techniques such as molecular imaging is one of the solutions that medical physics can offer. Examples from clinical trials utilizing advanced molecular imaging, highlighting intra-tumor and inter-tumor heterogeneity will be presented. New understanding of cancer treatment response dynamics will be outlined. Potential for improved patient treatment designs steaming from these novel insights will be discussed. Role of (medical) physics to contribute to advancement of treatment will be highlighted.

Cordially invited!

Lecture upon election to the title of “research fellow”

On Monday, March 5 2018, Urban Simončič will give a lecture upon election to the title of “research fellow” titled Quantification of PET images with kinetic analysis – theory and applications. The lecture starts at 11:00 in the upper lecture room of Reactor Centre Podgorica. Cordially invited!
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Abstract:
Positron emission tomography (PET) is a molecular imaging technique that plays an important role in modern medicine; especially in oncology, neurology and cardiology. Quantitative measures can be derived from PET images by normalizing uptake or kinetic analysis. The advantage of quantification with kinetic analysis compared to normalization of the uptake is in more abundant and more specific results. This seminar will present PET imaging technique, theoretical basis for kinetic analysis, practical implementation and some applications in oncology.

Monday physics colloquium

On Monday, January 8, Matija Milanič will give a lecture titled Hyperspectral imaging and medicine. The lecture will be in the context of promotion to Assistant Professor. You are cordially invited to attend at 16:15 to Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Jadranska 19, lecture room F1. (There will also be tea before the lecture, so come a few minutes early 🙂 )

Matija Milanič

Abstract:
Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) is a non-contact and non-invasive optical technique which provides both spectral and spatial information in one measurement. The goal of HSI is to find objects, identify materials, or detect processes. As such it became a promising imaging modality for medical applications, especially in disease diagnosis and image-guided surgery.
An overview of the technique will be given, including a review of possible medical applications with focus on evaluation of bruises and detection of small-joint arthritis.

Lecture by Ivan Štajduhar

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On Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 at 16:00, assoc. prof. Ivan Štajduhar (Department of Computer Engineering, University of Rijeka – Faculty of Engineering) will give a lecture titled Artificial Intelligence in Medicine. The lecture will be held in lecture hall F2 (first floor) in the physics department building, Jadranska 19, Ljubljana.

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
Would it be possible to supersede physicians with computers, to some extent, at least? The idea of computer-aided diagnosis in diagnosing and treating illnesses has been around from nineteen-eighties. It was then that scientists discovered that, by applying statistical algorithms on real-world patient data, using so-called machine learning, one can establish useful (almost-)out-of-the-box mathematical models that perform well at describing some problems. In the last decade, significant increases occurred worldwide in the level of informatics-readiness of clinical centres, in the availability of standardised technology for data exchange and storage, and in the abundance of quality medical radiology techniques. This, in turn, resulted in an explosion in the availability of voluminous data, enabling further advances in the field of computer-aided diagnosis and treatment. In this lecture, in addition to some fundamentals related to the field, several topics concerning medical image analysis will be discussed: learning predictive models for diagnosing knee injury, data preprocessing for reducing model complexity and transfer learning in medical radiology domain (“RadiologyNet”, a research project conducted in collaboration with the Clinical Hospital Centre Rijeka, Croatia).

Lecture by prof. Robert Jeraj

On Friday, 31st March 2017, professor Robert Jeraj will present a physics colloquium titled Implications of Tumor Heterogeneity for Precision Medicine. The lecture will start at 12:15 PM at Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Jadranska 19, lecture hall F1. Tea (and possibly biscuits) will be served before lecture. Hope to see you there!

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Medical physics is intimately connected with medicine, and is progressing along a similar path. General trend of medicine, particularly oncology, towards personalized treatment gave rise to precision medicine, which addresses the highly complex nature of disease. However, there are severe obstacles to overcome. For example, cancers evolve in time to become harder targets to treat. Understanding treatment resistance, and its development, often connected with the highly heterogeneous nature of the disease, is another key obstacle. Use of multi-modality imaging techniques such as molecular imaging is one of the solutions that medical physics can offer. Examples from clinical trials utilizing advanced molecular imaging, highlighting intra-tumor and inter-tumor heterogeneity will be presented. New understanding of cancer treatment response dynamics will be outlined. Potential for improved patient treatment designs steaming from these novel insights will be discussed.

Popular science lectures about mathematics and medical physics

Faculty of mathematics and physics invites to popular science lectures about mathematics and medical physics.

The mathematics lecture will be the third in the series of popular science mathematics lectures “I <3 MAT". Prof. dr. Boris Lavrič will dedicate the lecture to the beauty and exactness of geometry. At the physics lecture, prof. dr. Robert Jeraj will explain why Physics + Medicine = Medical Physics. The lectures will be on Thursday, March 30 at 6 PM and 7 PM, Jadranska 21, lecture room 2.05.

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