CDT Seminar: Computer analysis of lung CT imaging - new patterns in old scans
Lung fibrosis is a disease which is increasing in incidence, and predominantly affects male ex-smokers in their seventh decade. Though the exact causes are unknown, median survival from diagnosis is only 3-5 years in the worst form of fibrosis, which is shorter than many cancers. The talk will demonstrate how CT imaging has been studied for over 25 years in lung fibrosis, but it has required the application of computer analysis of CT imaging to identify new prognostic biomarkers and suggest new mechanistic explanations for disease pathogenesis.
Dr Joseph Jacob qualified in medicine from Imperial College, worked for Medecins sans Frontieres for 2 years and completed radiology training at Kings College Hospital, London.
He completed an MD (Research) with Imperial College under Professor David Hansell at the Royal Brompton Hospital in 2016 and was awarded a 5-year Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development Fellowship in 2018. His research at University College London is in computer-analysis of CT imaging in lung disease.
He has co-authored over 40 papers, won national and international awards for his work and was awarded the 2017 best thesis prize by the National Heart and Lung Institute.
Date: Tuesday 13 November
Location: Roberts Building, G08, Sir David Davies LT (map)
18.00 – 19.00: Seminar
19.00 – 20.00: Drinks reception