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Mianyong Ding

Group: van den Heuvel-Eibrink/Janssens Group

About Mianyong 

I am from Jiaxing, a city near Shanghai, China, with a master’s degree in Bioinformatics. I possess a diverse academic background spanning environmental sciences, biology, bioinformatics, and artificial intelligence. After several years of exploration, I’ve confirmed my interest in applying data science and AI to the field of life sciences. Prior to my current journey in the Netherlands, I lived in China, Ireland, and Belgium for several years.

My Project: AI to enhance RT planning for children with renal tumors

About 20% of the pediatric renal tumor patients require post-operative flank Radio Therapy (RT). This radiotherapy recruits an image-guided technique, requiring the precise delineation of organs/structures at risk and the postoperative tumor target volume from patients’ images. Manual delineation of these structures is conventionally time-consuming as well as significant delineation variations. I will develop a deep learning-based model to delineate these structures from CT/MRI images based on patient data from PMC. Subsequently, the robustness of these models will be validated in a multicenter setting using federated learning.