Wednesday 3rd May, 1.00 pm
Darwin Building B40 LT

Speaker: Ron Kikinis, Surgical Planning Laboratory, Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA

Title: The SPL: a quarter century of research and translation in technology and biomedicine

Abstract: The Surgical Planning Laboratory (SPL) at the Department of Radiology of Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston was founded in 1990 for the investigation and use of image analysis technologies and tools for supporting image guided therapy (IGT). Providing end-to-end solutions to IGT problems requires a combination of different technologies and their integration into working systems. The presentation will cover some of the history and strategy behind the SPL and its parent program, the IGT program at BWH and discuss its current highlights, 3D Slicer and the AMIGO surgical suite.
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Sjoerd Vos was one of three invited lecturers for the third ExploreDTI workshop organised by the PROVIDI lab at University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands, on March 27-29 2017. This workshop was a mix of background and technical lectures on diffusion MRI, with hands-on session on how to analyse diffusion MRI data in ExploreDTI.

Our paper titled "Unified Tracking and Shape Estimation for Concentric Tube Robots", led by Alessandro Vandini, was accepted for publication at the IEEE Trans. Robotics. The paper is the first to propose a joint energy optimisation framework that handles the tracking and 3D shape estimation of continuum robots simultaneously. Please find the pre-print here.


Sjoerd Vos was one of ten invited lecturers for the first Neuroimaging course organised by the British Chapter of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), hosted at the Chalfont Centre for Epilepsy, Chalfont St Peter, UK, on March 10-11 2017. With lecture topics ranging from MR imaging physics to neuroradiological interpretation of clinical data, and afternoon sessions including hands-on educationals, the course aimed at providing a broad overview of the benefits that neuroimaging can have in epilepsy care and research.

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A collaboration between Innersight Labs and the Translational Imaging Group was today announced as one of 16 successful projects funded by MedCity’s ‘Collaborate to Innovate’ programme, a £2m initiative to commercialise life sciences discoveries through academic partnerships.

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The Translational Imaging Group, in collaboration with the Queen's Square Multiple Sclerosis Centre, Polytechnique Montreal, University of Zurich and Vanderbilt University, recently published work in Neuroimage presenting the results of the first spinal cord grey matter segmentation challenge.

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Marzia Scelsi has received a Merit Abstract Award for the 2017 OHBM Annual Meeting, taking place in Vancouver, Canada next June.

The paper by M. Scelsi et al., "Multimodal Imaging Disease Progression Scores as Quantitative Traits in GWAS of the ADNI Cohort", will be featured in an oral session on Neurological Disorders.

GIFT-Cloud Diagram

An open-source cloud storage platform called GIFT-Cloud which allows for multi-institute, high-volume clinical imaging research with automatic anonymisation has been released by UCL researchers.