TITLE: Simplifying interpretation and acquisition of ultrasound scans
ABSTRACT: With the increased availability of low-cost and handheld ultrasound probes, there is interest in simplifying interpretation and acquisition of ultrasound scans through deep-learning based analysis so that ultrasound can be used more widely in healthcare. However, this is not just “all about the algorithm”, and successful innovation requires inter-disciplinary thinking and collaborations. In this talk I will overview progress in this area drawing on examples of my laboratory’s experiences of working with partners on multi-modal ultrasound imaging, and building assistive algorithms and devices for pregnancy health assessment in high-income and low-and-middle-income country settings. Emerging topics in this area will also be discussed.