Crowdsourcing Innovation in Cardiovascular Imaging

The Spring issue of Cardiology magazine highlights the results of the 2015 Data Science Bowl, with commentary on the competition and its impact on cardiovascular imaging from Prem Soman, MD, FACC, immediate past chair of ACC’s Imaging Section, and Victor Ferrari, MD, FACC, current chair of the Imaging Section. “This year’s competition challenged data scientists to create an algorithm to automate the process of assessing cardiac function via magnetic resonance imaging. The National Institutes of Health and Children’s National Medical Center compiled data from more than 1,000 patients for examination — a data set an order of magnitude larger than any previously released data set of its kind. With it came the opportunity for the data science community to take action to transform how clinicians diagnose cardiovascular disease.” Read more on Get the full issue at