Clinical performance assessment and training across radiology, pathology and surgery.

Dr Yan Chen is Associate Professor of Cancer Screening at Nottingham University and an honorary member of the Royal College of Radiologists.

She holds a BEng in Computer Science from Central South University, China and an MSc in Information Science at Sheffield University UK. She completed a PhD at Loughborough University examining Intelligent Computing Applications in Mammographic Interpretation Training in the UK, USA and China.

Her expertise focuses on how to improve the radiological identification of early breast cancer using digital mammography. It concentrates upon the potential use of eye movement information for future training in interpreting mammograms and the use of computer-based interpretation training using low-cost and hand-held devices.

Yan’s research interests chiefly concern human performance evaluations in medical imaging applications in their widest sense using visual search and computer science approaches. This currently encompasses the radiological areas of: breast screening (mammography, tomography, MRI, CESM); prostate cancer imaging (mpMRI); lung cancer imaging, and chest CT as well as digital pathology and surgical areas of orthopaedic and laparoscopic surgery.   Also she is active in Artificial Intelligence testing and validation in radiology and pathology.