Carnegie Mellon University
August 28, 2012

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon University To Host Next Generation Medical Imaging Workshop

Contact: Jocelyn Duffy / 412-268-9982 /

Event: Experts from around the world will gather at Carnegie Mellon University to discuss the newest game-changing technologies that will revolutionize the field of medical imaging. Speakers from institutions including CMU, the University of Pittsburgh, Harvard, Stanford and MIT will talk about a wide range of imaging techniques including ultrasound, MRI, spectroscopy and microscopy, and how these technologies can be applied to the fields of neuroscience and medicine and to the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions like cancer and traumatic brain injury.

Attendees also will discuss alternative computing platforms that will enable researchers to begin to solve previously intractable imaging problems, new signal processing techniques that can be used to produce high-fidelity and real-time imagery, and advances in sensing devices.

CMU’s Department of Biological Sciences, the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition and Butterfly Network, Inc. is organizing the workshop.  It is sponsored by CMU alumnus and university trustee Jonathan Rothberg, a trailblazing innovator in the field of biotechnology. Rothberg, who earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon, is best known for pioneering high-speed, massively parallel DNA sequencing. He founded 454 Life Sciences, a company that commercialized technologies for DNA sequencing. He is currently the founder, chairman and CEO of Ion Torrent, a company that produces a simpler, faster and more cost-effective approach to sequencing.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 5-6. A full schedule of speakers and topics can be found at:

Where: Rangos 3 (Wednesday) and Rangos 1 (Thursday), Carnegie Mellon University’s University Center, 5032 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa.

Note to reporters: Please RSVP to Jocelyn Duffy at