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Walter Wiggins

Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology
Radiology, Neuroradiology
DUMC 3808, Durham, NC 27710
DUMC 3808, Durham, NC 27710

Selected Presentations & Appearances


A Deep Learning Model for Classification of Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension on Brain MRI - Scientific Paper Presentation · December 2, 2021 International Meeting or Conference Radiological Society of North America, RSNA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
Data Processing & Curation for Deep Learning - RSNA 2021 AI Deep Learning Lab · December 1, 2021 Invited Talk Radiological Society of North America, RSNA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL

Co-presented with Dr. Kirti Magudia. Interactive session covering techniques for data processing and curation for deep learning on prostate MRI images.

Natural Language Processing: Text Classification with RNNs & Transformers - RSNA 2021 AI Deep Learning Lab · November 30, 2021 Invited Talk Radiological Society of North America, RSNA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL

Interactive session covering NLP techniques for classification of radiology reports with recurrent neural networks and transformers.

The AI Revolution: Beyond Pixels - RSNA 2021 Annual Meeting · November 29, 2021 Invited Talk Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, IL
Practical AI for Radiologists - Refresher Course: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning for Oncologic Imaging · November 29, 2021 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium Radiological Society of North America, RSNA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
A Deep Learning Model for Classification of Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension on Brain MRI - Scientific Paper Presentation · December 2, 2021 International Meeting or Conference Radiological Society of North America, RSNA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
Data Processing & Curation for Deep Learning - RSNA 2021 AI Deep Learning Lab · December 1, 2021 Invited Talk Radiological Society of North America, RSNA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL

Co-presented with Dr. Kirti Magudia. Interactive session covering techniques for data processing and curation for deep learning on prostate MRI images.

Natural Language Processing: Text Classification with RNNs & Transformers - RSNA 2021 AI Deep Learning Lab · November 30, 2021 Invited Talk Radiological Society of North America, RSNA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL

Interactive session covering NLP techniques for classification of radiology reports with recurrent neural networks and transformers.

The AI Revolution: Beyond Pixels - RSNA 2021 Annual Meeting · November 29, 2021 Invited Talk Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, IL
Practical AI for Radiologists - Refresher Course: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning for Oncologic Imaging · November 29, 2021 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium Radiological Society of North America, RSNA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
Putting It All Together: AI Request for Proposals - Imaging Informatics Professional Bootcamp · November 9, 2021 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine,

Co-presented with Dr. Chris Roth. The session covered preparing questions for an RFP for a new imaging AI tool.

MicroLab: Interactive Image Classification with Deep Learning - National Imaging Informatics Curriculum and Course - Radiology · September 2021 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine & Radiological Society of North America, Virtual
AI Procurement · May 25, 2021 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine, SIIM Annual Meeting

Co-presented with Dr. Chris Roth. The session covered important considerations for AI tool procurement, including governance, safety, efficacy, integration with existing IT systems, and monitoring.

Plenary Session: Bold Predictions: How AI Will Disrupt the Status Quo in Ways You Haven't Thought Of · May 24, 2021 Keynote/Named Lecture Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine, SIIM Annual Meeting
Tales from the Trenches: Machine Learning for MRI Applications - HITI Lab Meeting · April 22, 2021 Invited Talk Emory University Healthcare Innovations & Translational Informatics Lab, Virtual

Invited by Drs. Judy Gichoya, Hari Trivedi, and Imon Banerjee - co-directors of the Emory HITI Lab as a Guest Lecturer for their weekly lab meeting.

Lessons Learned from the RSNA 2020 Imaging AI in Practice (IAIP) Demonstrations · March 25, 2021 International Meeting or Conference Medical Imaging Informatics & Teleradiology Society, MIIT Annual Meeting, Canada (Virtual)

Co-Presented with Teri Sippel-Schmidt. This session covered lessons learned from utilizing interoperability standards to integrate a variety of AI tools within clinical radiology workflows for a series of recorded demonstrations presented virtually at the RSNA 2020 Annual Meeting.

Putting It All Together: AI Request for Proposals - Imaging Informatics Professional Bootcamp · March 2, 2021 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine,

Co-presented with Dr. Chris Roth. The session covered putting together questions for an RFP for a new imaging AI tool.

MicroLab: Interactive Image Classification with Deep Learning - National Imaging Informatics Curriculum and Course - Radiology · March 2021 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine & Radiological Society of North America, Virtual
NIIC Alumni Showcase: Imaging Informatics - My Path to AI in Radiology - National Imaging Informatics Curriculum and Course - Radiology · March 2021 Invited Talk Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine & Radiological Society of North America, Virtual
Hands-on Natural Language Processing of Radiology Reports - Informatics Fellowship Lecture Series · December 4, 2020 Lecture University of Pennsylvania Department of Radiology, Virtual

I was invited by Dr. Tessa Cook, Director of the UPenn Radiology Informatics Fellowship, to present an interactive session on classification of radiology text reports with NLP for the Informatics Fellowship Lecture Series.

Interactive AI for Non-Coders: Image Classification Basics for Beginners - AI Refresher Course · November 2020 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium Radiological Society of North America, RSNA Annual Meeting (Virtual)
Interactive AI for Non-Coders: Basics of Information Extraction from Radiology Reports - AI Refresher Course · November 2020 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium Radiological Society of North America, RSNA Annual Meeting (Virtual)
AI & Duke Radiology: State of the Science & Roadmap for the Future - Duke Radiology Grand Rounds · October 15, 2020 Invited Talk Duke University School of Medicine Department of Radiology, Virtual

Co-presented with Dr. Maciej Mazurowski.

NIIC Alumni Showcase: Imaging Informatics - My Path to AI in Radiology - National Imaging Informatics Curriculum and Course - Radiology · September 2020 Invited Talk Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine & Radiological Society of North America, Virtual

Service to the Profession


Associate Editor · July 2021 Editorial Activities Journal of Digital Imaging,

Associate Editor for Neuroradiology & Machine Learning

Member - RSNA Informatics Committee Imaging AI in Practice Task Force · June 2021 Committee Service Radiological Society of North America,

The RIC IAIP Task Force is responsible for planning the "Imaging AI in Practice" demonstrations for the RSNA Annual Meeting.

Course Director - RSNA AI Deep Learning Lab · June 2021 Event/Organization Administration Radiological Society of North America, RSNA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL

As Course Director, I am responsible for assembling the program and inviting speakers to give interactive presentations covering a wide variety of topics in artificial intelligence and machine learning for radiology.

Ad-hoc Reviewer · 2021 Editorial Activities BMJ Open,
Ad-hoc Reviewer · 2021 Editorial Activities Radiology: Artificial Intelligence,
Associate Editor · July 2021 Editorial Activities Journal of Digital Imaging,

Associate Editor for Neuroradiology & Machine Learning

Member - RSNA Informatics Committee Imaging AI in Practice Task Force · June 2021 Committee Service Radiological Society of North America,

The RIC IAIP Task Force is responsible for planning the "Imaging AI in Practice" demonstrations for the RSNA Annual Meeting.

Course Director - RSNA AI Deep Learning Lab · June 2021 Event/Organization Administration Radiological Society of North America, RSNA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL

As Course Director, I am responsible for assembling the program and inviting speakers to give interactive presentations covering a wide variety of topics in artificial intelligence and machine learning for radiology.

Ad-hoc Reviewer · 2021 Editorial Activities BMJ Open,
Ad-hoc Reviewer · 2021 Editorial Activities Radiology: Artificial Intelligence,
Education Committee · September 2020 Committee Service Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine,
Ad-hoc Reviewer · 2020 Editorial Activities American Journal of Neuroradiology,
Ad-hoc Reviewer · 2020 Editorial Activities Journal of Digital Imaging,
Clinical Data Informaticist Task Force · August 2019 Committee Service Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine,
Informatics Advisory Council · July 2019 Committee Service American College of Radiology,