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AI for Healthcare

Nanodegree Program

The AI for Healthcare program offers two courses that apply AI to 2D and 3D medical imaging data. The first course covers fundamental skills needed to work with 2D imaging data, such as extracting images from DICOM files, building AI models, and obtaining regulatory approval. The course project involves training a CNN to classify chest X-rays for the presence of pneumonia and writing an FDA validation plan. The second course covers 3D imaging data, including clinical fundamentals, imaging modalities, and common analysis tasks. It also explores how AI can be integrated into the clinical workflow. Both courses are designed to teach students how to derive clinically relevant insights from medical imaging data using AI.

The AI for Healthcare program offers two courses that apply AI to 2D and 3D medical imaging data. The first course covers fundamental skills needed to work with 2D imaging data, such as extracting images from DICOM files, building AI models, and obtaining regulatory approval. The course project involves training a CNN to classify chest X-rays for the presence of pneumonia and writing an FDA validation plan. The second course covers 3D imaging data, including clinical fundamentals, imaging modalities, and common analysis tasks. It also explores how AI can be integrated into the clinical workflow. Both courses are designed to teach students how to derive clinically relevant insights from medical imaging data using AI.

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3 months

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Last Updated May 11, 2024

Skills you'll learn:
Feature engineering • Medical and healthcare regulations and standards • Medical imaging basics • Fda medical device framework
Prerequisites:
Data cleaning • Machine learning frameworks in Python • Basic supervised machine learning

Courses In This Program

Course 1 30 minutes

Welcome to the AI for Healthcare Nanodegree Program

Lesson 1

AI for Healthcare Nanodegree Program Introduction

Course 2 3 weeks

Applying AI to 2D Medical Imaging Data

Lesson 1

Introduction to AI for 2D Medical Imaging

In this lesson, you will be given an introduction to this course about AI for 2D medical imaging, why AI is important and where AI fits in the space.

Lesson 2

Clinical Foundations of 2D Medical Imaging

In this lesson, we will cover clinical foundations such as clinical workflows, applications of 2D imaging in clinical settings and how machine learning impacts clinics.

Lesson 3

2D Medical Imaging Exploratory Data Analysis

In this lesson, we will learn the DICOM standard in medical imaging, and how to explore medical imaging data and prepare it for machine learning applications.

Lesson 4

Classification Models of 2D Medical Images

In this lesson, we'll dive deep into classification tasks for 2D medical imaging using different machine learning models. and we will talk about pre-process data, train, test, and validate models.

Lesson 5

Translating AI Algorithms for Clinical Settings with the FDA

In this lesson, you will learn about how your work fits into the bigger picture, and how it’s regulated by the FDA, which is an often-overlooked, but incredibly important.

Lesson 6 • Project

Project: Pneumonia Detection from Chest X-Rays

Course 3 3 weeks

Applying AI to 3D Medical Imaging Data

Lesson 1

Introduction to AI for 3D Medical Imaging

In this lesson, we will introduce the course and instructors. We will give you an overview of the context for AI in 3D medical imaging space, and cover the objectives of the course.

Lesson 2

3D Medical Imaging - Clinical Fundamentals

In this lesson, we cover the basic terminology and concepts related to 3D medical imaging. We will look at the problem space from a clinical standpoint and learn how CT and MR scanners produce images.

Lesson 3

3D Imaging Exploratory Data Analysis

In this lesson, we will dive deeper into medical imaging formats NIFTI and DICOM, how scanner data is represented, and how to read medical volumes stored in these files and analyze them.

Lesson 4

3D Medical Imaging - End-to-End Deep Learning Applications

In this lesson, we cover the basics of building deep neural networks for 3D medical imaging (mostly segmentation & classification) and performance evaluation from a software and clinical perspective.

Lesson 5

Deploying AI Algorithms in Real World Scenarios

In this lesson, we'll talk about clinical networks, architecture, and AI deployment, tools and their use by data scientists and clinicians, as well as medical device regulation and data privacy.

Lesson 6 • Project

Hippocampal Volume Quantification in Alzheimer's Progression

In this project, you will curate a dataset of brain MRIs, train a segmentation on a CNN, and integrate this into a clinical network to quantify hippocampal volume for Alzheimer's progression.

Course 4 3 weeks

Applying AI to EHR Data

With the transition to electronic health records (EHR) over the last decade, the amount of EHR data has increased exponentially, providing an incredible opportunity to unlock this data with AI to benefit the healthcare system. Learn the fundamental skills of working with EHR data in order to build and evaluate compliant, interpretable machine learning models that account for bias and uncertainty using cutting-edge libraries and tools including Tensorflow Probability, Aequitas, and Shapley. Understand the implications of key data privacy and security standards in healthcare. Apply industry code sets, transform datasets at different EHR data levels, and use Tensorflow to engineer features.

Lesson 1

Applying AI to EHR Data Introduction

This lesson will provide you with an Introduction to the EHR Data course outline, content, as well as introduce you to your instructor.

Lesson 2

EHR Data Security and Analysis

In this lesson, you will learn about the importance of data security and the different standards that apply to EHR, as well as analyzing EHR data.

Lesson 3

EHR Code Sets

In this lesson you will learn how to work with different EHR codes and how to map them properly to records.

Lesson 4

EHR Transformations & Feature Engineering

In this lesson, you'll gain skills in feature engineering and transformation of EHR.

Lesson 5

Building, Evaluating and Interpreting Models

In this final lesson, you'll be putting all of your skills together to build, evaluate and interpret ML models for Bias and Uncertainty.

Lesson 6 • Project

Project: Patient Selection for Diabetes Drug Testing

In this project students will use what they learn in the classroom to apply AI in healthcare for patient data.

Taught By The Best

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Michael DAndrea

Principal Data Scientist at Genentech

Michael is on the Pharma Development Informatics team at Genentech (part of the Roche Group), where he works on improving clinical trials and developing safer, personalized treatments with clinical and EHR data. Previously, he was a Lead Data Scientist on the AI team at McKesson's Change Healthcare.

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Ivan Tarapov

Sr. Program Manager at Microsoft Research

At Microsoft Research, Ivan works on robust auto-segmentation algorithms for MRI and CT images. He has worked with Physio-Control, Stryker, Medtronic, and Abbott, where he has helped develop external and internal cardiac defibrillators, insulin pumps, telemedicine, and medical imaging systems.

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Mazen Zawaideh

Radiologist

Mazen Zawaideh is a Neuroradiology Fellow at the University of Washington, where he focuses on advanced diagnostic imaging and minimally invasive therapeutics. He also served as a Radiology Consultant for Microsoft Research for AI applications in oncologic imaging.

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Nikhil Bikhchandani

Data Scientist at Verily Life Sciences

Nikhil Bikhchandani spent five years working with wearable devices at Google and Verily Life Sciences. His work with wearables spans many domains including cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative diseases, and diabetes. Before Alphabet, he earned a B.S. and M.S. in EE and CS at Carnegie Mellon.

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Emily Lindemer

Director of Data Science & Analytics at Wellframe

Emily is an expert in AI for both medical imaging and translational digital healthcare. She holds a PhD from Harvard-MIT's Health Sciences & Technology division and founded her own digital health company in the opioid space. She now runs the data science division of Wellframe.

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