WILLIAM AUFFERMANN portrait
  • Associate Professor (Clinical), Radiology Som
801-581-8699

Research Statement

My research focuses on using our knowledge of medical image perception and perceptual errors to develop computer simulation based educational tools for medical image interpretation.  This ongoing research project focuses on integrating human factors research/engineering with new simulation based methods for educating healthcare trainees and practitioners on the evaluation of diagnostic imaging studies. Human factors known to correlate with improved image interpretation and reduced diagnostic errors are incorporated into training algorithms using computer simulation. Subject performance improved as a function of training, with fewer diagnostic/medical errors. Using this paradigm, subjects were able to attain a higher level of proficiency at image interpretation, with fewer diagnostic/interpretive errors, in less training time that would be required for conventional educational methods.

 

Additional research interests include: clinical and biomedical informatics, artificial intelligence, structured reporting, and clinical decision support.

Presentations

  • Auffermann WF. Medical Image Perception and Perceptual Errors in Thoracic Radiology. Thoracic Imaging 2016, Society of Thoracic Radiology, Scottsdale, AZ. , , 2016.
  • Auffermann WF. Medical Image Perception and Perceptual Errors in Radiology. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. , , 2016.
  • Auffermann WF. The Voice of the Doctor. Medical Image Perception Workshop, Part of Panel Discussion, Medical Image Perception Society XVI, Ghent, Belgium. , , 2015.
  • Auffermann WF. Medical Image Perception and Perceptual Errors in Radiology. Radiology Noon Conference, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA. , , 2015.
  • Auffermann WF. Simulation in Radiology. Part of Panel Presentation, Association of University Radiologists 63rd Annual Meeting, New Orleans LA. , , 2015.
  • Auffermann WF. Forming and Administering a Clinical Competency Committee. Association of University Radiologists 63rd Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. , , 2015.
  • Auffermann WF. Social Networking in Radiology. Association of University Radiologists 62nd Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. , , 2014.
  • Auffermann WF. Imaging of Lymphoma in the Chest. Thoracic Imaging 2014, Society of Thoracic Radiology, San Antonio, TX. , , 2014.
  • Auffermann WF. Mobile Computing in Radiology. Association of University Radiologists 61st Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. , , 2013.
  • Auffermann WF. Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Thoracic Oncology. Thoracic Core Session, ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group Fall Group Meeting, Hollywood, FL. , , 2012.
  • Auffermann WF. Pulmonary Nodules and Nodule Management. Radiology Alumni Annual Meeting, Department of Radiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. , , 2015.
  • Auffermann WF, Little BP, Tridandapani S. Teaching Search Patterns to Medical Trainees in an Educational Laboratory. Medical Image Perception Society XVI, Ghent, Belgium. , , 2015.
  • Auffermann WF, Little BP, Henry TS, Tigges S, Tridandapani S. Search Pattern Training for Improving Pulmonary Nodule Identification on Chest Radiographs. Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, IL. , , 2014.
  • Auffermann WF, Little BP, Henry TS. Tridandapani S. Incidental findings in the lower thorax on Abdominal MRI. American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. , , 2014.
  • Auffermann WF, Vidakovic B, Woods T. Wavelets for medical image analysis - An introduction for radiologists. American Roentgen Ray Society, San Diego, CA. , , 2014.
  • Baugnon KL, Aiken AH, Aufferman WF, Mullins ME. Documenting training of a competent radiologist: How to incorporate the milestone project into your radiology residency training program. Association of University Radiologists Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. , , 2013.
  • Owonikoko TK, Miller DL, Force S, Sica G, Kono S, Behera M, Mendel J, Chen Z, Pickens A, Fu RW, Auffermann WF, Rogerio J, Torres WE, Fu H, Hohneker J, Sun SY, Gal AA, Ramalingam SS, Khuri FR. Window of Opportunity Preoperative Interrogation of mTOR Pathway in Patients with Resectable Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC). American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. , , 2013.
  • Nicholson AD, Auffermann W, Henry TS, Little B. Seeing Is Believing: Perception and Diagnosis in Clinical Chest Radiology. Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, IL. , , 2012.
  • Auffermann WF, Martinez-Jimenez S, Washington L, McAdams HP. Imaging findings for pulmonary artery and thoracic aortic intimal sarcomas. Society of Thoracic Radiology, Huntington Beach, CA. , , 2011.
  • Kaushik SS, Cleveland ZI, Cofer GP, Metz G, Beaver D, Nouls J, Kraft M, Wolber J, Kelly KT, Auffermann W, McAdams HP, Driehuys B. Diffusion Weighted Imaging of Hyperpolarized 129Xe in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. American Thoracic Society, New Orleans, LA. , , 2010.
  • Jagadeesan B, Susanto D, Auffermann W, Dhurairaj T, Froelich JW. High Resolution Head and Neck PET-CT in Biopsy Proven Malignancies. Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, IL. , , 2007.
  • Auffermann WF, Hu X. Testing Reproducibility in fMRI using the Bootstra. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Honolulu, HI. , , 2002.
  • Auffermann WF, Hu X. Template Free Spatial Canonical Self-Correlation. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Honolulu, HI. , , 2002.
  • Ngan SC, Auffermann WF, Sarkar S, Hu X. The use of Spatiotemporal Properties in Event-Related fMRI Data. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. , , 2001.
  • Sarkar S, Yacoub E, Auffermann WF, Ngan SC, Hu X. Auto-regressive model order estimation in functional MRI data. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. , , 2001.
  • Auffermann WF, Ngan SC, Sarkar S, Yacoub E, Hu X. The Effects of Physiological Noise Correction on fMRI Time-Series. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. , , 2001.
  • Auffermann WF, Ngan SC, Yacoub E, Hu X. A Significance test for Clustering. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. , , 2001.
  • Ngan SC, LaConte SM, Auffermann WF, Hu X. Parameter-Free Spatio-Temporal Filtering of fMRI Data. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Denver, CO. , , 2000.
  • Auffermann WF, Ngan SC, Sarkar S, Yacoub E, Hu X. Two-Way ANOVA for Nonparametric Analysis of Event Related fMRI Data. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Denver, CO. , , 2000.
  • Pfeuffer J, Van de Moortele PF, Adriany G, Auffermann WF, Ugurbil K, Hu X. Non-Linearities in Event-Related BOLD fMRI Using Very Short Stimulus Duration - A Study with High Temporal Resolution and Voxel Specific Analysis. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Denver, CO. , , 2000.
  • Arnold, S, Holler S, Li JH, Serpenguzel A, Auffermann WF. Aerosol Particle Microphotography and Spectroscopy ‘in situ’. American Chemical Society, Division of Environmental Chemistry, Chicago, IL. , , 1995.
  • Arnold S, Li JH, Auffermann WF, Holler S, Serpenguzel A. Aerosol Particle Microphotography ‘in situ’. American Association for Aerosol Research, Fourth International Aerosol Conference, Los Angeles, CA. , , 1994.

Languages

  • English, Fluent.