Flywheel Exhibiting and Presenting at RSNA 2019: Bioinformatics Platform for AI Research

By October 4, 2019February 3rd, 2022Events

On December 1-6, 2019, Flywheel is speaking at the Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. CEO Travis Richardson is presenting on Flywheel’s “Comprehensive Bioinformatics Platform for AI Research” as part of the RSNA 2019 program at 11:30 am on Thursday, Dec. 5th in the AI Theater. Throughout the week, Flywheel is welcoming visitors at Booth 11618 in the AI Showcase. To arrange for a private meeting onsite connect with us here!


[Image: CEO, Travis Richardson presenting]

Outdated imaging work processes block AI implementation

In the presentation, Richardson describes the challenges at research hospitals and life sciences organizations to prepare large volumes of imaging data for daily application and artificial intelligence (AI) research. He provides an overview of gaps in PACS, VNAs, and file server systems. Specifically, Richardson details current inabilities to efficiently access data, curate it, search by metadata, and scale large activities to the cloud, like algorithm training and computation.

Richardson reveals how Flywheel addresses these problems in a multi-modal data infrastructure platform that ingests, standardizes, validates, and searches data. Compatible data types include DICOM, FHIR, HL7, biomarker data, and tabular data like genomics through Flywheel’s partnerships with Google Cloud Healthcare API, Google Cloud AutoML, and Google Big Query.

The presentation is of interest to radiologists, imaging lab directors, principal investigators (PIs), and life science teams seeking to avoid IT bottlenecks and improve the speed of imaging AI and scientific discovery.

At RSNA 2019, Flywheel lays the groundwork for biomedical data sharing and machine learning

Flywheel provides a collaborative workflow for imaging research compliant with the requirements of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), the Health Information Privacy and Portability Act (HIPPA) and General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR). Inside the Flywheel platform, users create specific imaging research workflows and projects from the curated data. Flywheel also automates reproducibility as required for funding by the National Institute of Health (NIH).

What is RSNA? RSNA 2019 Annual Meeting is the largest radiology conference in the world, showcasing new technologies such as applications for AI. It brings together radiologists, healthcare professionals, hospital administrators, biomedical clinical engineers, IT managers, physicians, and scientists from 115 countries. Flywheel’s presence, among other RSNA 2019 Chicago exhibitors, will facilitate conversations involving multiple disciplines.

Flywheel team members are looking forward to hearing about projects and data governance initiatives and to share their insights into solving biomedical and clinical data challenges.