Quantitative Imaging Workshop XVIII Materials (2021)

General Workshop Documents


Narrative Speaker Biographies

Goals and History of the Workshop

Quantitative Imaging Workshop Publications List

Summary of QIW XVIII

Session One: Welcome, Keynote & National Leadership Award

Welcome and Overview – Carolyn R. (“Bo”) Aldigé, Prevent Cancer Foundation and James L. Mulshine, MD, Rush University Medical Center

Welcome slides – Jim Mulshine 

Keynote – Kathryn H. Schmitz, PhD, MPH, FACSM, FTOS, FNAK, Penn State College of Medicine

Presentation title: “Exercise for Primary Prevention Among Patients Receiving Lung Cancer Screening”

Keynote slides – Kathryn H. Schmitz

James L. Mulshine, MD Leadership Award – Presentation to Dr. Mary Pasquinelli

Session Two: What is Needed for Thoracic Health to Fit into Population Health?

Bruce S. Pyenson, FSA, MAAA, Milliman, Inc.

Slides – Bruce S. Pyenson

Topic 1: How Measurement Drives Population Health Models

Topic overview: Mary Barton, MD, MPP, Performance Measurement, National Committee for Quality Assurance

Slides – Mary Barton

Topic overview: Cory Gusland, FSA, MAAA, Milliman, Inc.

Slides – Cory Gusland

Topic overview: Spencer Carrucciu, MPA, Oxeon Venture Studio, Oxeon Partners

Slides – Spencer Carrucciu

Topic 2: How Organizations Operationalize Population Health: Technology—Existing and New—and How They Can Fit into Population Health

Bruce S. Pyenson, FSA, MAAA, Milliman, Inc.

Slides – Bruce Pyenson

Topic Overview: Jonathan B. Jaffery, MD, MS, MMM, University of Wisconsin-Madison and UW Health ACO

Slides – Jonathan B. Jaffery

Topic Overview: QIW Panel: Leveraging new technology to advance cancer screening

Paul Limburg, MD, MPH, Exact Sciences and Mayo Clinic

Slides – Paul Limburg


Session Three: Transforming Thoracic Health for Everyone – What Does the Field Need and What Do People Need?

Topic 1: Big Data and Vulnerable Populations – Addressing the Gap

Topic Overview: David Yankelevitz, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Slides – David Yankelevitz

Panelists: (NO SLIDES)

Anthony P. Reeves, PhD, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University

Melinda Aldrich, PhD, MPH, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Emanuela Taioli, MD, PhD, Institute for Translational Epidemiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Heather Pierce, JD, MPH, Center for Health Justice, Association of American Medical Colleges

Erik Lium, PhD, Mount Sinai Innovation Partners and Mount Sinai Health System

Topic 2: Models of Open Database Research: The Ethics of Using Big Data for Tool Development – How Do We Get There for Clinically Actionable AI?

Topic Overview:  Christopher Lathan, MD, MS, MPH, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Slides – Christopher Lathan

Topic overview: Shonta Chambers, MSW, Health Equity and Community Engagement, Patient Advocate Foundation

Slides – Shonta Chambers

Topic overview: Samuel Cykert, MD, Health and Clinical Informatics Program, University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Slides – Samuel Cykert

Session Four: Elucidating the Evolution of Thoracic Disease as the Basis for Rational Clinical Management

Topic 1:  Is Annual Thoracic Screening a Venue to Deliver Preventive Interventions?

Topic Overview:  Ravi Kalhan, MD, MS, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Slides – Ravi Kalhan

Topic 2: Building a Guidance Document: Rational Clinical Interventions for Thoracic Screen-identified Pre-symptomatic Pulmonary Disease

Topic Overview: Translating Images into Clinical Interventions—How to Speed the Process?

Javier J. Zulueta, MD, FCCP, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

George R. Washko, MMSc, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Panelists (for both topics):

Raúl San José Estépar, PhD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Lee Gazourian, MD, MS, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center

Ravi Kalhan, MD, MS, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

David M. Mannino, MD, FCCP, FERS, COPD Foundation and University of Kentucky

Ruth Tal-Singer, PhD, COPD Foundation

Slides – Ruth Tal-Singer

Session Five: Lung Cancer & COPD Imaging – Technical Imaging Guidance

Topic 1: Improving CT Lung Cancer Screening Through Image Quality Optimization

Topic Overview:  Ricardo Avila, MS, Accumetra LLC

Slides – Ricardo Avila


Mario Silva, MD, PhD, University of Parma (Italy)

Slides – Mario Silva

Sean Fain, PhD, Functional Lung Imaging Laboratory, Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging, University of Iowa

Stephen Lam, MD, FRCPC, British Columbia Cancer Agency and Pan-Canadian Lung Cancer Screening Network (Canada)

Slides – Stephen Lam

Topic 2: Establishing a Technical Guidance for COPD and Lung Cancer Image Acquisition Protocol

Topic Overview: Charles Hatt, PhD, Imbio LLC and University of Michigan

Slides – Charles Hatt


Ella Kazerooni, MD, MS, Michigan Medicine/University of Michigan Medical School

Nicholas Petrick, PhD, Division of Imaging, Diagnostics and Software Reliability, US Food and Drug Administration

George R. Washko, MMSc, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School


Breakout Sessions

Two simultaneous working breakouts to develop actionable plans for strategic progress in early thoracic disease outcomes. 

Clinical Session – Data Use in the Time of Screening and AI: Defining Consensus, Value, Context and Responsibilities

Technical Session – Optimizing Image Quality and Acquisition Parameters to Enable Optimal Lung Cancer Screening with Assessment of COPD and Related Lung Injuries

Combined Breakout Session – Results & Action Plans

Clinical Session final slides

Technical Session final slides


Support the Quantitative Imaging Workshop

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® values its partnerships with its supporters and appreciates the impact we make together on increasing cancer screening and early detection. If your organization would like to support the Quantitative Imaging Workshop, or for more information on how you can become a corporate partner, please contact Becca Ginns at

Special thanks to the Quantitative Imaging Workshop XVIII supporters!

American Lung Association

IASLC - International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer   

Lung Cancer Initiative at Johnson & Johnson

Median | The Imaging Phenomics Company  

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