IXICO to present AI segmentation research at Huntington's Disease Therapeutics Conference

We will be presenting a scientific poster on enhancing imaging analysis accuracy for Huntington's Disease (HD) by comparing two types of Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques at the CHDI Foundation 15th Annual 2020 Huntington's Disease Therapeutics Conference held from 24 - 27 February, 2020 in Palm Springs, California, USA. 

Further details of the presentation are as follows:

Title: Fully automatic AI segmentation of subcortical regions: comparison of ATLAS and deep-learning based approaches

Authors: Kirsi M Kinnunen1*, Jack Weatheritt1, Richard Joules1, Robin Wolz1,2

Wednesday, 26th February, Group B: Human Studies at 2.30 - 4pm, Poster number 101

1) IXICO plc, London, UK 2) Imperial College London, London, UK. *Presenting author.

Changes in the volume of the caudate and putamen regions are used as biomarkers to track the development of Huntington's disease and monitor the potential effect of interventional treatments. Accurate volume calculations, obtained via segmentations, are therefore of utmost clinical importance. This poster compares and contrasts two AI approaches for anatomical segmentation - the first is an established atlas-based manifold learning technique, IXICO's proprietary LEAP technology; the second is a deep-learning model based on a 3D convolutional neural network (CNN). 

Dr Robin Wolz, Senior Vice President, Science & Innovation at IXICO commented: "Huntington's Disease continues to be a focus for IXICO in its efforts to provide pioneering technologies to support the advancement of effective treatments for rare neurological diseases. Our research in imaging analytics will provide an insight into the best methods for monitoring both the progression of the disease as well as the potential effect of interventional treatments."

We will be attending /presenting at these upcoming conferences:

Neurodegenerative Drug Development Summit: 25-27 February, Boston, USA

ARCA Global Conference: 2-3 March, Denver, USA - Abstract accepted for oral presentation

The Wearable Technology Show: 10-11 March, London, UK

ADPD Focus Meeting: 2-5 April, Vienna, Austria

SCA Global Conference: 6-7 April, Bonn, Germany - Oral presentation and sponsoring the event.  

BioTrinity 202028-29 April, London, UK

17th Annual Anglonordic Life Science Conference: 23-24 June, London, UK


Date: 19/02/2020