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Open positions with AIM

This page lists open positions with AIM. Even if no open positions are listed, we welcome unsolicited applications from qualified individuals with a background in the physical sciences, with an emphasis on biomedical physics and computer science. For most positions a Master's degree (or equivalent) or higher is desirable. Our group, which includes PhD medical physicists, PhD computer scientists, programmers and MDs, develops novel automated computer algorithms for medical image analysis and computerized diagnosis from 3D medical images. Our research is focused on full automation of image processing and computer-aided diagnosis derived from cardiac medical images.

AIM is closely associated with the Cedars-Sinai Cardiac Imaging division, which is equipped with the latest-technology scanners, including dedicated cardiac SPECT, MRI, CTA (dual source CT) and PET/CT (64-slice Biograph) scanners as well as a state-of-the-art PET/MR system, with a variety of image processing workstations. A large database of medical images is also available for retrospective computer imaging processing research.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is located in Los Angeles, California, between West Hollywood and Beverly Hills.

Nuclear Medicine Technical Product Applications Specialist

What will you do?

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's AIM Group is currently seeking a full-time Nuclear Medicine Technical Product Specialist to join our team and provide comprehensive support to external end-users of our image analysis software for nuclear cardiology, Cedars-Sinai Cardiac Suite, also known as QGS, QPS or AutoQUANT. This is an excellent opportunity to work with a well-established and collaborative group of software engineers, scientists, product specialists and physicians to deploy and support state-of the-art software that impacts patient care worldwide. In this dynamic role, you will:

  • Develop and execute applications training for external end-users through classes, participation in educational programs, webinars or other means.
  • Update and maintain all training materials/programs based upon business requirements and needs assessment.
  • Provide technical support to end-users, including physicians and technologists.
  • Develop and maintain effective follow-up regarding end-user issues.
  • Generate sales quotes and invoices and actively pursue sales leads.
  • Facilitate and assist reseller partners with the sales process.
  • Provide post-training reports, regular feedback and recommendations from end-users to AIM developers.
  • Assist with QA, scripted and non-scripted testing.
  • Assist with generating documentations related to regulatory filings.
  • Assist with developing demo scripts, quick reference guides and other general marketing and training collaterals.
  • Conduct classroom style training sessions for OEM reseller partners using pre-tailored training agendas.
  • Assist with booth duties at 2-5 industry tradeshows.
  • Assist with keeping CRM records up to date for end user customers.
  • Some travel (10%) is expected.

Who are we looking for?

Our ideal candidate for this position will have a Clinical Imaging background (CNMT certification preferred), with technical experience related to the use of image processing software.

Experience working in an industry position as a applications specialist, demo specialist, product manager or similar strongly preferred.

Experience requirements include:

  • Bachelor's Degree with a focus in Nuclear Medicine Technology from an accredited 4-yr university.
  • CNMT or ARRT (N) certification preferred.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills for interaction with peers, physicians, licensees, and other customers of the medical center's quantitative software.

What do you get out of it?

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package (including excellent medical, dental, & vision benefits, flex spending accounts, retirement benefits and generous paid time off), a relaxed working environment with a bunch of smart people, and flexible hours. For more information about our applications and research, please visit the main AIM page.

How do you apply? (this is the job for you)

Qualified candidates should send cover letter and resume to:
careers@csaim.com

Postdoctoral Scientist

What will you do?

The Department of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is currently seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Scientist to join the Innovation in Imaging team. As a Postdoctoral Scientist, you will work under the supervision and mentorship of Piotr Slomka, PhD, Director, Innovation in Imaging and Principal Investigator, as part of a medical imaging research and software development team within the Department of Medicine. You will participate in all aspects of the designated study, which aims to optimize the measurement of disease activity in coronary atherosclerosis using integrated 18F-NaF PET/CTA imaging. Duties include development and implementation of new research techniques and protocols, analysis and interpretation of data, and participation in publications and presentations as an author or co-author to support the objectives of the NIH research project. You will work independently, but in close cooperation and consultation with the Mentor/Principal Investigator and other scientists, programmers and physicians. Responsibilities include:

  • Design and execute established research projects to support the NIH project objectives under the guidance of the Principal Investigator.
  • Develop and test new image processing and software methods.
  • Demonstrate current knowledge of new research techniques and protocols through scientific literature review and scientific meeting attendance.
  • Present research results at scientific meetings.
  • Publish results in peer-reviewed journals as author and co-author.
  • Perform clinical validation of the study.
  • Contribute to preparation of new grant proposals/studies as needed.

Who are we looking for?

This position requires a PhD in Computer Science or related field.

Experience requirements include:

  • Proficiency in C++ programming.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Visual Studio.
  • Proficiency in mathematics and 3D geometry.
  • Experience in image processing, interactive imaging applications and/or computer vision.
  • Basic system administration skills.
  • Four (4+) years of programming experience.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; excellent organization skills and very detail-oriented; learns new tasks quickly; self-motivated; works well independently with minimal supervision; works well with others; able to multitask.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills for interaction with peers, patients, physicians, and other customers of the medical center.

What do you get out of it?

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package (including excellent medical, dental, & vision benefits, flex spending accounts, retirement benefits and generous paid time off), a relaxed working environment with a bunch of smart people, and flexible hours. For more information about our applications and research, please visit our lab's page as well as the main AIM page.

How do you apply? (this is the job for you)

Qualified candidates should send cover letter and resume to:
careers@csaim.com

Software Engineer - Web Technologies

What will you do?

We are currently seeking a Software Engineer to join our team in a newly created position. This is an excellent opportunity to work with a well-established and collaborative group of software engineers, research scientists, and physicians to build and deploy state-of-the-art software that impacts patient care worldwide.

As a member of our development team, you will be taking ownership of both new and existing features and modules within our applications.

Responsibilities include:

  • TypeScript/JavaScript development using Angular
  • Web application development
  • User interface design
  • Authoring unit tests
  • Application troubleshooting/debugging
  • Creation of technical documentation (e.g. design and technical specifications)
  • Integration of newly developed features into production code
  • Interfacing with existing C++ applications
  • Optimization of code performance

Who are we looking for?

Competitive candidates will have a Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field from an accredited 4-yr university.

Experience requirements include:

  • Proficiency in TypeScript/JavaScript programming using Angular (A programming test will be administered.)
  • Proficiency in a back-end language (PHP, Python, Ruby, ASP)
  • Working knowledge of C/C++
  • Basic web administration skills
  • 3+ years of experience managing application design, software development and maintenance
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Our preferred candidate would also have experience with databases (SQL Server/Postgres/SQLite), Perforce SCM, 3D graphics technologies (WebGL) and web security. Experience with JWT, Bootstrap and VNC is also a significant plus.

What do you get out of it?

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package (including excellent medical, dental, & vision benefits, flex spending accounts, retirement benefits and generous paid time off), a relaxed working environment with flexible hours. For more information about our applications and research, please visit our main page.

How do you apply? (this is the job for you)

Qualified candidates should send cover letter, resume and a code sample to:
careers@csaim.com

Research Software Engineer

What will you do?

This is a full-time position within our R&D group. In coordination with other developers and under the direction of the Research Scientist/Principal Investigator, the Research Software Engineer will be developing both new and existing features and modules within our applications. Responsibilities include:

  • C++ application development
  • User interface design and development
  • Application troubleshooting/debugging
  • Preparation of documentation
  • Installation development
  • Integration of newly developed research features into mainstream code
  • Active collaboration with senior scientists on research projects and publications
  • Automated results generation/analyses
  • System administration and maintenance for local workstations and servers
  • Development of new medical imaging algorithms
  • Optimization of code performance

Who are we looking for?

Competitive candidates will have a Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field from an accredited 4-yr university.

Experience requirements include:

  • Proficiency in C++ programming (a C++ competency test will be administered)
  • Proficiency in mathematics and 3D geometry
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Experience in image processing, interactive imaging applications and/or computer vision
  • Experience in Graphical User Interface development
  • Basic system administration skills (Windows, Linux and/or Mac OS X).
  • 4+ years of programming experience.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Our preferred candidate would also have experience with Nokia (Trolltech) Qt, technologies specific to the medical field (e.g. DICOM), 3D visualization, 3D imaging processing, OpenGL or similar, Perforce or other source control tools, and demonstrated experience and interest in the health-related sciences.

What do you get out of it?

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package (including excellent medical, dental, & vision benefits, flex spending accounts, retirement benefits and generous paid time off), a relaxed working environment with a bunch of smart people, and flexible hours. For more information about our applications and research, please visit our main page.

How do you apply? (this is the job for you)

Qualified candidates should send cover letter, resume and a code sample to:
careers@csaim.com



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Individual applications (QGS, QPS, QBS)

You can find your version number in the "about..." box. Click the About button in the upper right corner of the application.

If using the combined QGS+QPS or AutoQUANT™, the About button is located at the bottom of any of the color scale controls.

AutoQUANT™ users, please see the conversion chart to see which CSMC Cardiac Suite version corresponds to your AutoQUANT™ version.

CSimport

In CSimport (aka CSI), the "about..." box can be displayed from the Help menu in the usual manner.

QGS+QPS and AutoQUANT™

What is the PlusPack module?

PlusPack groups several useful, advanced quantitative and productivity features in one bundle. These features are:

  • Motion frozen: compensate for cardiac motion to generate sharper perfusion datasets
  • Serial change assessment: directly compare serial studies, bypassing comparisons to statistical databases
  • Prone/Supine SPECT perfusion quantification: help eliminate artifacts by merging information from both acquisition positions
  • Shape index calculation: quantify ventricular remodeling, an early marker of disease
  • Phase analysis: assess mechanical dyssynchrony using powerful quantitative and visual tools
  • Powerpoint export: launch the Cardiac Suite from within Microsoft Powerpoint® for enhanced, more interactive presentations

Click here to open a new page with video tutorials about these features.

Basic Perfusion SPECT Bundle

This bundle includes the following applications and features:

QGS - Quantitative Gated SPECT
This application provides cardiac function quantitation using perfusion datasets: ED and ES volumes, ejection fraction. The image data can be viewed in a variety of modes, from selected slices in a 2D view to a rendered 3D surface of the myocardium with function maps (perfusion, motion, thickening and regional EF).
QPS - Quantitative Perfusion SPECT
In addition to cardiac parameters, such as chamber volume and wall area, this application provides perfusion analysis of ungated datasets by comparing rest and stress datasets to a database of normal values (also called normal limits) using statistical methods.
This bundle also includes the CSI data management application and the Companion module (AHA 17-segment scoring, diastolic function, eccentricity).

Basic Perfusion + Blood Pool SPECT Bundle

This bundle includes the following applications and features:

QGS - Quantitative Gated SPECT
This application provides cardiac function quantitation using perfusion datasets: ED and ES volumes, ejection fraction. The image data can be viewed in a variety of modes, from selected slices in a 2D view to a rendered 3D surface of the myocardium with function maps (perfusion, motion, thickening and regional EF).
QPS - Quantitative Perfusion SPECT
In addition to cardiac parameters, such as chamber volume and wall area, this application provides perfusion analysis of ungated datasets by comparing rest and stress datasets to a database of normal values (also called normal limits) using statistical methods.
QBS - Quantitative Blood Pool SPECT
This application provides automatic quantitation of left- and right-ventricular function (ejection fraction, ED and ES volumes, stroke volumes) using gated blood pool SPECT images. It also displays motion polar maps and parametric surfaces.
This bundle also includes the CSI data management application and the Companion module (AHA 17-segment scoring, diastolic function, eccentricity).

Deluxe Perfusion SPECT Bundle

This bundle includes the following applications and features:

QGS - Quantitative Gated SPECT
This application provides cardiac function quantitation using perfusion datasets: ED and ES volumes, ejection fraction. The image data can be viewed in a variety of modes, from selected slices in a 2D view to a rendered 3D surface of the myocardium with function maps (perfusion, motion, thickening and regional EF).
QPS - Quantitative Perfusion SPECT
In addition to cardiac parameters, such as chamber volume and wall area, this application provides perfusion analysis of ungated datasets by comparing rest and stress datasets to a database of normal values (also called normal limits) using statistical methods.
Compared to the Basic Perfusion SPECT bundle, this package adds the PlusPack module, providing serial change assessment, prone/supine perfusion quantification, shape index calculation, phase analysis, and powerpoint export.
This bundle also includes the CSI data management application and the Companion module (AHA 17-segment scoring, diastolic function, eccentricity).

Deluxe Perfusion + Blood Pool SPECT Bundle

This bundle includes the following applications and features:

QGS - Quantitative Gated SPECT
This application provides cardiac function quantitation using perfusion datasets: ED and ES volumes, ejection fraction. The image data can be viewed in a variety of modes, from selected slices in a 2D view to a rendered 3D surface of the myocardium with function maps (perfusion, motion, thickening and regional EF).
QPS - Quantitative Perfusion SPECT
In addition to cardiac parameters, such as chamber volume and wall area, this application provides perfusion analysis of ungated datasets by comparing rest and stress datasets to a database of normal values (also called normal limits) using statistical methods.
QBS - Quantitative Blood Pool SPECT
This application provides automatic quantitation of left- and right-ventricular function (ejection fraction, ED and ES volumes, stroke volumes) using gated blood pool SPECT images. It also displays motion polar maps and parametric surfaces.
Compared to the Basic Perfusion + Blood Pool SPECT bundle, this package adds the PlusPack module, providing serial change assessment, prone/supine perfusion quantification, shape index calculation, phase analysis, and powerpoint export.
This bundle also includes the CSI data management application and the Companion module (AHA 17-segment scoring, diastolic function, eccentricity).

Deluxe Perfusion PET Bundle

This bundle includes the following applications and features:

QGS-PET - Quantitative Gated PET
This application provides cardiac function quantitation using perfusion datasets: ED and ES volumes, ejection fraction. The image data can be viewed in a variety of modes, from selected slices in a 2D view to a rendered 3D surface of the myocardium with function maps (perfusion, motion, thickening and regional EF).
QPET - Quantitative PET
The new PET Kinetics module provides the calculation of Coronary Flow Reserve (CFR) and Myocardial Blood Flow (MBF).
This application also provides automatic segmentation, quantification and analysis of static and gated myocardial perfusion PET, with support for both short axis and transverse datasets.
This bundle is designed for the processing of PET data only and can be purchased at a substantial discount with a SPECT bundle for a complete PET/SPECT processing solution.
This bundle also includes the CSI data management application, the PlusPack module (serial change assessment, prone/supine perfusion quantification, shape index calculation, phase analysis, powerpoint export), the Fusion/CT module (3D display and automatic registration of coronary trees, fused image display), and the Companion module (AHA 17-segment scoring, diastolic function, eccentricity).

The Automated Report Generator (ARG) Add-On

ARG - Automated Report Generator
The Cedars-Sinai reporting system can substantially improve the workflow in your nuclear cardiology department. Its two components are Automated Report Generator (ARG) and QARG.
This add-on provides a reporting server, integration with QPS and QGS, as well as the standalone data entry tool QARG that can be used in the stress lab or anywhere else to enter patient demographics, ECG info, etc...

Automated Reconstruction (AutoRecon) Add-On

AutoRecon
This application offers several automatic processing modules for single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) studies.

This add-on provides a full-fledged reconstruction program with the following features:

  • automated reconstruction limits selection
  • automated motion correction
  • filtered backprojection and iterative reconstruction.
  • automatic reorientation of the transaxial data into short axis images

Breathe new life into your old camera by freeing yourself from antiquated workstations!

Motion Correction (MoCo) Add-On

MoCo - Motion Correction
This application provides automatic and manual correction of SPECT acquisition artifacts.

A cost effective solution to benefit from motion correction while using your workstation's reconstruction software.

What is in the Companion module?

The Companion includes several useful features that were added after the initial release of the quantitative cardiac suite. These features are:

  • AHA model 17-segment scoring
  • Eccentricity calculation: a measure of ventricular sphericity to assess ventricular remodeling
  • Diastolic function: ventricular filling and emptying parameters are extracted from interpolated time-volume curves

What is the Fusion/CT module?

The Fusion/CT module adds features related to coronary CT angiography (CTA) and multi-modality registration. These features are:

  • 3D display of coronary trees extracted by a variety of software packages
  • Automated registration of coronary trees (especially useful for non-hybrid systems)
  • Fused image display to assess or correct image registration (for CTA and attenuation CT data)

The Fusion/CT module is standard with the Deluxe PET bundle, and available as an option for SPECT bundles.

What is the Fusion/CT module?

The Fusion/CT module adds features related to coronary CT angiography (CTA) and multi-modality registration. These features are:

  • 3D display of coronary trees extracted by a variety of software packages
  • Automated registration of coronary trees (especially useful for non-hybrid systems)
  • Fused image display to assess or correct image registration (for CTA and attenuation CT data)

The Fusion/CT module is standard with the Deluxe PET bundle, and available as an option for SPECT bundles.

What is the CSI data browser?

Our software packages are designed to be installed on your computer, not on vendor workstations. To use the quantitative applications studies need to be transferred from your acquisition systems to your computer with the Cedars-Sinai software.

CSI allows you to transfer studies and manages the datasets on your computer. Its main features include:

  • Pull data from DICOM Query/Retrieve and FTP servers as well as legacy systems
  • Push data from DICOM systems to your computer
  • Import data from CDs or other removable media, or from a network share
  • Simple, intuitive data management lets you organize data in folders to manage clinical and research projects
  • One-click anonymized mode hides patient identification so you can use the software in interactive lectures

Click here to open a new page with video tutorials about some of these features.