Dec 15 2011

Promoted!

PromotionOn 14 december 2011, I successfully defended my PhD thesis against a committee consisting of Nico Karssemeijer and Peter Lucas (as my promoters), Tom Heskes, Mathias Prokop, Boudewijn Lelieveldt, Roland Holland, Frans Vos, Marina Velikova, and Bram van Ginneken.

Just send me an email if you are interested in my work (msamulski at gmail dot com) and want to request a hardcopy of my thesis (for free). Or get it online here or here

Thanks to everyone that was at my defense, and thanks for all the presents. It was an unforgettable day. Click on more to see the photos my fiancée made.

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Nov 15 2011

Thesis defense

PhD thesis Maurice SamulskiFinally! After five years of research and article writing, I am glad to announce that I am defending my Ph.D. thesis “Computer Aided Detection as a Decision Aid in Medical Screening” on wednesday, 14th december 2011 at 10.30 in the aula of the Radboud University Nijmegen. You are all welcome to attend this public defense. Afterwards, a reception will take place in the aula.

The thesis has been printed by Ipskamp Drukkers and is currently being shipped out. If you didn’t receive a copy, please send me an email with your address and I’ll make sure you will get a copy. Meanwhile, my thesis and invitation is also available online:

Download thesis and invitation


Feb 23 2011

Multiview CAD in TMI

IEEE TMIMy paper entitled “Optimizing case-based detection performance in a multi-view CAD system for mammography” has been accepted for publishing in IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging and you can get it from here. It is my second publication, and I’m proud that it is going to appear in the highly ranked journal TMI. This article describes our approach to improve the clinically important case-based detection performance detecting masses in mammograms using a multi-view classifier with an alternative learning rule. Read further for the technical abstract.
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Jun 14 2010

My first journal article

European Radiology - Interactive CADYes!! After almost three years of hard work, I have my first journal article accepted for publication by European Radiology. It is published as open-access, so the article is free for everyone to download as a PDF. The article is entitled: “Using computer-aided detection in mammography as a decision support”. I’m very thrilled with my first publication, and I hope that I am on the right track getting my PhD. My second article about a multi-view CAD system is almost ready to be sent to an other journal for consideration. Read further for the abstract.

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Jan 26 2010

EIBIR Winter School 2010 – Viladrau

EIBIR Winter School ViladrauI’ve been to the EIBIR Winter School that took place from January 17 – 22, 2010 in Viladrau, Spain to learn a lot about biomedical imaging research focused on the two leading causes of death worldwide: cardiovascular and oncologic diseases. During the five days, there were a lot of intense lectures hosted in the Hostal de la Gloria, Viladrau. To break the week, we also had a very nice excursion: a walk through the forest with a guide that took us to the house of one of the most famous bandits: Serrallonga. After the heavy week of studying, we finished our stay in Viladrau and went up into the Turo de l’Home ( ‘mountain man’ in Castilian), which is the highest mountain in the Montseny massif with a height of 1712 meters.
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Feb 15 2009

SPIE 2009

SPIE Medical Imaging 2009
For the third time I went to the SPIE Medical Imaging conference, being held this year in Orlando, Florida. The meeting was from 6-12 February 2009 at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista. It is one of my favourite conferences, as it has an overall informal character, which enables one to network and share ideas among colleagues in the field. This year I’ve presented my work at a different session than usually, in the Image Perception, Observer Performance and Technology Assessment session. It was a very sunny week, and we had also opportunities to relax and enjoy the nice weather and food.
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Dec 15 2008

RSNA 2008

RSNA 2008I attended world’s biggest radiology conference in Chicago, Illinois to present our interactive CAD system for detection of masses in mammograms. The technical exhibit was a great success, more than 110 people have done (part of) the observer experiment – and the comments about using CAD in a different way were overall very positive.

Click here to get the exhibit posters, and AuntMinnie’s Insider Exclusive article.

Click here to see some photo’s.


Nov 28 2006

AIA Award

Master ThesisYesterday, I received an email from Marko van Eekelen, president of the AIA Awards jury that I won the AIA Masters Award of the academic year 05/06 for my Master Thesis! I’m very honored, and this award mades me even more proud of my work. At December 15th there will be an official ceremony where I present a part of my thesis.

Some sources that published the press release:
Radboud University newsitem (dutch)
Press Center (dutch)