Medical Imaging for Both Developing and Developed Countries
Qun Chen, PhD
CEO of Central Research Institute (CRI)
United Imaging Healthcare (UIH)
Medical imaging nowadays plays a very important role in both clinical diagnosis and scientific discovery. However, the needs for medical imaging technology are not the same for developing and developed countries, and sometimes are even different among different regions within the same country such as China.
To meet these different needs, United Imaging Healthcare (UIH) develops and produces a full portfolio of medical imaging equipment such as X-ray, CT, MRI, PET-CT and PET-MRI as well as radiotherapy equipment such as CT-guided LINAC. In addition, it offers medical IT and AI solutions to serve not only large hospitals in major cities, but also small healthcare institutions in remote regions. Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Shanghai, the company has subsidiaries and R&D centers across China, US, and other parts of the world.
In this talk, the speaker will discuss the latest development of high-end medical imaging equipment such as the total-body PET/CT and high-definition PET/MRI and the trend of providing both basic and advanced healthcare services to regions that are previously underserved via internet and AI-based technology.
Qun Chen, PhD, is currently CEO of the Central Research Institute (CRI) of United Imaging Healthcare (UIH), and is Adjunct Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Previously, Dr. Chen served on the faculty of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Harvard Medical School (1996-2000), Northwestern University (2000-2003), and New York University (2003-2011). In January 2011, he joined a group of entrepreneurs to help establish the company United Imaging Healthcare (UIH) and has been with the company since. UIH is now the largest medical imaging equipment company in China.
Dr. Chen is a recognized scholar in the field of medical imaging. His team at the UIH Central Research Institute (CRI) has been committed to the exploration of cutting-edge medical imaging technology, including the development of fast MRI techniques, high-definition PET/MR system, and AI-based algorithms for medical image applications.