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A brand new Science Podcast coming out of The CDT in Smart Medical Imaging at King's and Imperial Colleges, London. This podcast is all about the roles of radiochemistry, radiobiology, computer science and engineering in the ongoing battle against disease. This podcast starts out by introducing the fundamental concepts of radiation and will explore the other disciplines in future episodes. Join us on our exploration of the frontier of medical science!
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Fair AI in Medicine

Fair AI in Medicine

2022-04-1219:06

What is AI? How is it used in healthcare?What are the most important ethical considerations when developing a new AI solution for clinical use? How can AI impact the quality of healthcare in the future?In this episode we introduce the use of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare and speak with Dr Andrew King, Reader in Medical Image Analysis at King's College London, about recent challenges, universal fairness, and complexity of data representation in AI.Please follow the link below to partic...
In this episode Aidan is back and joined by Professor Alexander Hammers, Professor (Honorary Consultant) of Imaging and Neuroscience and Head of the King’s College London & Guy’s and St Thomas’ PET Centre at St Thomas’ Hospital. This episode was recorded at the New Scientist Live event: Future of Healthcare. In this episode Aidan and Alexander discuss how PET works, why it is such a valuable technique in the field of medicine, how Professor Hammers has utilised this imaging modality ...
In this episode Aidan and James discuss the possibility of life in our Universe. With the successful launch and landing of the Perseverance Rover on the surface of Mars in February 2021 we thought it timely to discuss the what the mission's aim is and the possibility of finding the existence of Martians. The future of space exploration is also discussed given that the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), which set to launch in October 2021, will enable us to look further in both space and ...
In this episode Aidan and James explore the world of neuroscience by taking a look at CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) and concussions. Concussions arise in a number of sports, with athletes who partake in contact sports being the worse affected. We explain what a concussion is and how they can lead to the onset of the neurodegenerative disease CTE. We play close attention to the recent rule changes in the sport of Rugby with examples from the 2021 6 Nations Competition and r...
In this Episode James and Aidan share a couple of Christmassy facts that we hope will get you through until the new year. This episode was recorded prior to the Tier 4 restrictions being implemented across some of the UK so we hope that you're able to have as good of a festive period as can be.Keep your eyes peeled for the great conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter on 21st December 2020 (tonight!). Send us any pictures you manage to get and we'll share them on our social media pages:Instagram: @...
In this episode, the first with two hosts, Aidan Michaels and James Waldron, we talk about all things viruses and vaccines. With recent developments in the fight against the coronavirus (SARS-COV-2) pandemic we felt it important to discuss this virus and how the new mRNA vaccines work. If you've been wondering how all this science works and what the future holds now that we have approved vaccines for COVID-19 then give this episode a listen. Any further questions to what got answer...
In this episode we are joined by Inês Costa, a PhD student of Dr Sam Terry's (last episode's guest). We discuss her research into Auger electrons and their potential as powerful tools in the radiotherapy of cancer. We also delve into what life is like as a PhD student, both the highs and lows along with the benefits that come with living and studying in London. Be sure to check out Inês' instagram page: @radiation_hotstuff where she will be sharing news from inside the Department of Imag...
In this episode we are joined by lecturer in radiobiology at King's College London, Dr Samantha Terry. We discuss Dr Terry's research interests, the importance of science communication and we answer some of your questions on the topic of cancer. Go and check out the Banana Rap, a project that Dr Terry has worked on to help spread awareness of radiation being all around us. The rap is available online via the instagram account: @radiation_hotstuff which gives an insight to the work we are...
In this episode we introduce the topic of cancer. Where the name comes from and how the disease can come to be. This is the first in a mini series about cancer with this episode serving as an introduction to discussions about the disease.We also highlight Dr Jane C Wright, the Giant of the Week who was a pioneering African American Physician who specialised in cancer research, treatment and chemotherapy development and administration. Go to our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages to see a p...
In this episode we discuss the importance of clear and effective science communication in the modern era and how the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the best and worst of how science is relayed to the public. Also covered in this episode is the effect that President Trump has had on the interpretation of information and selecting the truth. The importance of asking the right questions and having the right sources is greater now than ever. Our Giant of the week is Lewis Howard Lati...
In this episode we cover neutron radiation, positron emission and electron capture and introduce the basics of the effects of radiation on our cells. We've answered some of your questions and have begun a new segment, "On the shoulders of Giants" where we talk about great figures from science history. This week we talk about George Washington Carver, an agricultural scientist and inventor who rapidly advanced farming and improved the lives of many Americans. Social Media: Twitter: @...
The first episode of this brand new podcast coming out of King's College London is all about radioactivity: What it is, where it comes from, how it's used and how the media represents it. This series of podcasts is starting off with an introduction to the principles of nuclear imaging sciences (PET and SPECT) and radiotherapy. Let us know what you'd like to hear about in future episodes!Contact us at: radionuclear.pod@gmail.com or on Twitter @bmeis_podThanks to Josh, Jacob, Jake and Ollie for...
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