Beyond the Conventional: from Augmented Reality to Radiomics in Medical Imaging



Renato Cuocolo

Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, University of Naples "Federico II"


Alberto Cuocolo

Department of Advanced Biomedical Sciences, University of Naples "Federico II"


While medical imaging has always been on the forefront of technological advances in healthcare, several modern solutions have yet to impact clinical practice. These include augmented reality, additive manufacturing, radiomics and machine learning, especially computer vision deep learning models. Therefore, there is still great potential to improve the current workflow and outcomes in diagnostic and interventional radiology as well as nuclear medicine. In this scientific session, domain experts are invited to submit state-of-the-art contributions and discuss potential advantages for daily practice as well as limitations preventing widespread adoption for each of these techniques in a variety of clinical settings.


Renato Cuocolo obtained his medical degree from the University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli” in 2011, completed his residency in radiology, at the University of Naples “Federico II”, in 2017, and his PhD in Biomorphological and Surgical Sciences at the Department of Advanced Biomedical Sciences, University of Naples “Federico II”, in 2020. He is currently a research fellow at the Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, University of Naples “Federico II”. Member of the European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics (EuSoMII) Young Club Committee and European Society of Urogenital Radiology (ESUR) Junior Network Committee. Member of the Augmented Reality for Health Monitoring Laboratory (ARHeMLab) of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, University of Naples “Federico II”. Member of the European Network for Assessment of Imaging in Medicine (EuroAIM), a joint initiative of the European Institute for Biomedical Imaging Research (EIBIR). His research interests include musculoskeletal radiology, genitourinary radiology, radiomics and machine learning applications in medical imaging. Member of the Editorial Board for European Radiology, European Radiology Experimental, and BMC Medical Imaging.

Alberto Cuocolo is a full professor of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiotherapy, researcher and doctor board certified in nuclear medicine and cardiology. He is expert in the research and clinical application of diagnostic imaging techniques and metabolic therapy. He is the author of over 480 scientific publications. After some years of experiences in the United States, in 1990 he began his professional and scientific activity at the University of Naples Federico II in Italy, where he traveled all the steps of his career up to taking on the role of director of the Department of Advanced Biomedical Sciences from 2019. He is also the director of the Nuclear Medicine Unit of the Federico II University Hospital in Naples. With a view to strengthening interdisciplinary molecular medicine and molecular imaging activities, he promoted the establishment of the PhD program in Biomorphological and Surgical Sciences at the University of Naples Federico II. He served as president of the Section of Nuclear Medicine of the UEMS from the 2005 to 2007 and as president of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine from the 2007 to 2008. He is associate editor of the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Journal of Nuclear Cardiology, Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports, Molecular Imaging and Radionuclide Therapy, and Frontiers in Nuclear Medicine, and member of the editorial board of several international journals. Among his international honors there are the Jean Debiesse Award, the Marie Curie Award, the Marie Curie Lecture, Japanese Society of Nuclear Medicine Award, and Croatian Society of Nuclear Medicine Award. From 2019 he is National Delegate in the Board of Euro-Bioimaging ERIC (European Research Infrastructure Consortium) established by the European Commission.

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