Alexander Wong

Canada Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Medical Imaging

Tier 2 - 2018-01-11
University of Waterloo
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

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Research involves

Developing artificial intelligence (AI) and medical imaging technologies and gathering new insights to improve the diagnosis, prediction and understanding of disease.

Research relevance

This research will improve the accessibility and quality of health care by accelerating the widespread adoption of AI and innovative medical imaging technologies.

Providing a Window into Disease Through AI and Imaging

Cancer and cardiovascular diseases are the two leading causes of death in Canada and around the world, with rates increasing every year. This makes early screening and detection of paramount importance, as it can greatly improve the chances of recovery and quality of life for those suffering from these diseases.

Dr. Alexander Wong, Canada Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Medical Imaging, is working to find ways to detect and prevent these diseases. He and his research team are developing fast, accessible and explainable artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and innovative medical imaging technologies to help clinicians improve their ability to diagnose, predict and understand these diseases.

Wong and his team are integrating knowledge from disciplines such as medicine, physics and engineering not only to improve our understanding of these diseases, but to provide low-cost, portable, intelligent imaging systems that will make high-quality health care more accessible worldwide.

Ultimately, Wong's aim is to empower society—particularly the healthcare sector—by supporting the widespread adoption and democratization of AI that can be used by anyone, anywhere, anytime.