Dr. Kyle J. Myers
Director at US Food and Drug Administration
SPIE Involvement:
Membership & Communities Committee | Awards Committee | Awards Committee | Board of Directors | Editorial Board Member: Journal of Medical Imaging | Author | Startup Challenge Mentor
Area of Expertise:
medical imaging , computational imaging , image reconstruction , perception , diagnostics , image science
Profile Summary

Kyle J. Myers, Ph.D., received bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics and Physics from Occidental College in 1980 and a Ph.D. in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona in 1985. Since 1987 she has worked for the Center for Devices and Radiological Health of the FDA, where she is the Director of the Division of Imaging, Diagnostics, and Software Reliability in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health’s Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories. In this role she leads research programs in medical imaging systems and software tools including 3D breast imaging systems and CT devices, digital pathology systems, medical display devices, computer-aided diagnostics, biomarkers (measures of disease state, risk, prognosis, etc. from images as well as other assays and array technologies), and assessment strategies for imaging and other high-dimensional data sets from medical devices. She is the FDA Principal Investigator for the Computational Modeling and Simulation Project of the Medical Device Innovation Consortium. Along with Harrison H. Barrett, she is the coauthor of Foundations of Image Science, published by John Wiley and Sons in 2004 and winner of the First Biennial J.W. Goodman Book Writing Award from OSA and SPIE. She is an associate editor for the Journal of Medical Imaging as well as Medical Physics. Dr. Myers is a Fellow of AIMBE, OSA, SPIE, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. She serves on SPIE’s Board of Directors (2018-2020).
Publications (79)

Proceedings Article | 16 March 2020 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11316, Medical Imaging 2020: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment
KEYWORDS: Signal to noise ratio, Apodization, X-ray computed tomography, Imaging systems, Spatial frequencies, Diagnostics, Lung, Image classification

SPIE Journal Paper | 28 February 2020
JMI Vol. 7 Issue 01
KEYWORDS: Artificial intelligence, Evolutionary algorithms, Imaging systems, Medical imaging, Pathology, Computer aided diagnosis and therapy, Mammography, Image acquisition, Image segmentation, Computer aided design

SPIE Journal Paper | 26 February 2020
JMI Vol. 7 Issue 04
KEYWORDS: Digital breast tomosynthesis, Breast, Performance modeling, Signal detection, Data modeling, 3D modeling, Imaging systems, Statistical analysis, Statistical modeling, Clinical trials

Proceedings Article | 4 March 2019 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 10952, Medical Imaging 2019: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment
KEYWORDS: Apodization, Statistical analysis, Visual process modeling, Data modeling, Error analysis, Image analysis, Image classification, Statistical modeling, Performance modeling, Eye models

SPIE Journal Paper | 21 January 2019
JMI Vol. 6 Issue 01
KEYWORDS: Atomic force microscopy, Cancer, Breast, Statistical analysis, Diagnostics, Mammography, Image processing, Digital mammography, Error analysis, Medical imaging

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Conference Committee Involvement (4)
Image Processing
14 February 2005 | San Diego, California, United States
Image Processing
16 February 2004 | San Diego, California, United States
Image Processing
17 February 2003 | San Diego, California, United States
Mathematical Methods in Medical Imaging II
15 July 1993 | San Diego, CA, United States
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