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Title: Localising breast cancer risk in mammograms
The project aims to develop a breast cancer diagnosis support system by localizing the future risk of developing cancer, in particular associated with mammographic focal densities. By analysing time series data with new mammographic image analysis framework, the project aims to propose a CAD system that can flag women likely to develop breast cancer in near future. The system should also be able to suggest among the bilateral breast, as well as the location/quadrant where the risk of developing cancer is higher.
Applications are invited for a PhD studentship to work on a project using advanced AI and image analysis techniques to study mammographic images in the context of breast cancer risk. The project will require a full-time research commitment and will be based in School of Computing and Information Science at the Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge. It will combine mammographic density quantification with an AI based classification and pattern recognition framework (desirably Deep Learning methods). It would evaluate the methods developed on mammograms acquired from the Optimam that have negative priors, CC and MLO views available for both breasts and depict biopsy-proven cancers, as well as normal cases. This would help us to assess the effectiveness of a CAD system and its suitability in a clinical set up.
Funding Notes and Eligibility:
Applications are open to Home fee status students only. This successful applicant will receive a Vice Chancellor's Scholarship award which covers Home tuition fees and a UKRI equivalent minimum annual stipend for three years. The award is subject to the successful candidate meeting the studentship Terms and Conditions which can be found on our website alongside further information about the project: https: // aru.ac.uk/research/postgraduate-research/vc-phd- scholarships
Applicants should have (or expect to achieve) a minimum upper second class undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline. A Master's degree in a relevant subject is desirable. Applicants must be prepared to study on a full-time basis, attending at our Cambridge campus.
Application Deadline: 19th March 2023
How to apply:
Applications for a Vice Chancellor's PhD Scholarship are made through the application portal on our website: https: // aru.ac.uk/research/postgraduate- research/vc-phd-scholarships
We will review all applications after the submission deadline of 19th March. We will contact shortlisted applicants in the week commencing 3rd April. Interviews will be held between 17th April to 2nd May.
If you have any queries relating to the application process or the terms and conditions of the Scholarships, please email [email protected]
You will need the following documents available electronically to upload them to the application portal (we can accept files in pdf, jpeg or Word format):
1) Certificates and transcripts from your Bachelor and Master's degrees, (if applicable)
2) Your personal statement explaining your suitability for the project
3) Passport and visa, or evidence of EU Settlement Scheme (if applicable)
4) Curriculum Vitae
Please note the application form will ask you to upload a research proposal. You should upload your personal statement in this section, as proposals are not required for this scholarship.
General enquiries: [email protected] If you would like to discuss this research project, please contact [email protected]
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