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.

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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. 

TIG has had 31 pieces of work accepted for this year ISMRM in Honolulu, Hawai'i (April 22nd-27th) including 9 oral presentations. We look forward to presenting this work at the conference in April.

Dr. Christos Bergeles gave the honorary talk at the Greek Vitreoretinal Society Congress ( on 14th January 2017, titled "Advanced robotics for retinal micro-interventions and therapeutics delivery". The conference took place from 12th January 2017 to 14th January 2017, and several leading international ophthalmologists participated to discuss best clinical practices and new technological developments in vitreoretinal surgery.