Dr. Christos Bergeles was awarded the Springboard Grant from the Academy of Medical Science, with the Support of the Wellcome Trust. This grant will assist Dr. Bergeles in his research on novel endoscopes, complementing the capabilities of state-of-the-art endoscopic image processing. The support of the AMS Springboard grant lasts for 2 years.
NiftyFit has been made available as a joint publication and software release. This software incorporates model-fitting functionality for the estimation of microstructural and microvascular characteristics from diffusion-weighted imaging (Zach), blood perfusion and cerebral blood flow from ASL (David) and T1 relaxometry, and g-ratio measurement from diffusion and T2 relaxometry (part of the Preterm Imaging Project). In future it will be extended to functional connectivity measurement from fMRI (Michael). Quantitative measurements made by the fitting are relevant for diagnosis, estimation of disease progression, and the monitoring of disease-modifying treatments and the software has already supported a number of existing publications.
His work is based mostly on the concept of information propagation, with an emphasis on the Geodesic Information Flow (GIF) algorithm. which is able to provide a coherent picture of human anatomy and change. Segmentations obtained from GIF have been shown to improve the accuracy and power of ROI-based imaging biomarkers in large scale clinical studies, and enabling the estimation of improved microstructural characteristics from diffusion imaging, functional connectivity from fMRI, and blood perfusion and cerebral blood flow from ASL. These biomarkers are relevant for diagnosis, estimation of disease progression, and the monitoring of disease-modifying treatments.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Juan Eugenio Iglesias is joining the Translational Imaging Group at UCL. Dr. Iglesias has been awarded a Starting Grant from the European Research Council titled “Building Next-Generation Computational Tools for High Resolution Neuroimaging Studies”. The goal of this project is to build a set of computational tools that will enable neuroimaging studies to take full advantage of the increased resolution of modern MR technology. Other research interests of Dr. Iglesias’s include shape models and discriminative techniques for medical image segmentation.
Dr. Christos Bergeles from TIG will be presenting his work on microsurgical robots for vitreoretinal interventions at the 100% Optical Event at Excel London on Monday 8th February. He was invited as a member of the Speaker Network from Fight for Sight.
100% Optical is a premier EU event around ophthalmology and optometry, and attracts several thousand of participants from industry, clinic, and research.