The annual postgraduate British Chapter ISMRM symposium was held on Friday 24th March at Guy’s Hospital Tower in London. 140 junior researchers and mentors gathered for a day of talks, posters and networking. 

The GE medals for Best Power Presentation went to UCL PhD student Oscar Bennett. 


New publication in Brain describing the first real time in vivo images of cell apoptosis, with applications to glaucoma diagnosis. The paper is featured in BBC news here:


Real-time imaging of single neuronal cell apoptosis in patients with glaucoma

Maria F. Cordeiro, Eduardo M. Normando, M. Jorge Cardoso, Serge Miodragovic, Seham Jeylani, Benjamin M. Davis, Li Guo, Sebastien Ourselin, Roger A’Hern, Philip A. Bloom

Brain 2017





Three pieces of work have been accepted for the 25th International Conference of Information Processing in Medical Imaging (IPMI) this year at the Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA (June 25 - June 30, 2017).
We look forward to presenting these papers at the conference in June.


This year TIG presented 31 abstracts at the 25th annual meeting of the ISMRM, including nine oral presentations.


ISMRM2017 group dinner small

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


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.