We are pleased to announce Dr Christos Bergeles as the latest member of staff to join the Translational Imaging Group at UCL.
Christos’ research interests fall within the application of novel mechatronics for minimally invasive interventions. He is developing flexible instruments for microsurgery, and investigating image processing algorithms for efficient robot end-effector control. Additional interests include the transfer of electromagnetic energy from medical imagers, such as ultrasound and MRI, to medical robots for simultaneous power-delivery and tracking.
The video shows an example of the mosaicing techniques being used in the treatment of Twin-To-Twin Transfusion Syndrome.
The software stitches together the small field-of-view images produced by the fetoscope (Right-Hand Screen) in real-time, to produce overview of the placenta and its vessels (Left-Hand Screen) as the procedure takes place.
Prof Sebastien Ourselin has been appointed Director of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) effective from 14th August 2015. Prof Ourselin succeeds the founder and Director Prof Quentin Pankhurst to continue the establishment of biomedical engineering at UCL.
Prof Ourselin will be working on a strategy for the next stage of IBME which will include the development of research embedded alongside our key clinical partners and a set of large scale anchor translational programmes.
André Altmann has joined the TIG Academic Team from Stanford University. André has been awarded an MRC Seniour Fellowship as part of a new Medical Research Council (MRC) grant entitled "Medical Bioinformatics: Data-Driven Discovery for Personalised Medicine" and the eMedLab consortium.
Recent examples of André's research:
We are pleased to share news that a range of imaging resources and image analysis software developed by the Translational Imaging Group was presented by Dr Jonathan Schott of the Dementia Research Centre at the Alzheimer's Research UK Conference 2015 at UCL, 10-11 March.
The 24th biennial international conference on Information Processing in Medical Imaging (IPMI 2015) took place at Sabhal Mor Ostaig College on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, June 28 - July 3, 2015.
IPMI is one of the oldest medical imaging conferences, and IPMI 2015 is the latest in a series where novel developments in the acquisition, formation, analysis and display of medical images are presented, discussed, dissected, and extended. Over the last three decades, IPMI has evolved with the medical imaging community it serves, and the Translational Imaging Group is proud to be a part of the Organising Commitee, with Prof Seb Ourselin chairing and Dr M. Jorge Cardoso on the Paper Selection Comittee.
We are delighted that Prof Sebastien Ourselin, Director of the Translational Imaging Group, has been named as one of Entrepreneur First's Science Partners.
Entrepreneur First, or EF, is an intitiative providing a unique training programme to technologically minded graduates and experts with the desire to launch a start-up company. It provides an intensive 6-month training programme with up to £10,000 of investment in the business idea and partnering opportunities with other great minds. EF has supported the creation of 40 successful start-ups so far. Applications are accepted from the most promising engineers and computer scientists from academia and industry across Europe.
An ambitious research study into early signs of Alzheimer’s and Dementia has begun at University College London, with a cohort of 500 taken from the Medical Research Council’s National Survey of Health and Development (NSHD), which started in March, 1946.
The NSHD Neuroimaging sub-study is led by Dr Jonathan Schott and Prof Nick Fox from the Dementia Research Centre (DRC), with the aim to identity healthy age-related changes to the brain, and those changes which could help predict patients at risk of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other forms of dementia. The Translational Imaging Group is providing the technical lead on this project.