Congratulation to Guotai Wang who has been awarded the annual PhD Prize of the Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Enginnering for his paper on segmentation of the placenta from fetal MRI. The prize is for the best paper published by a student during the previous academic year. Guotai won that prize with a fierce competition of  11 submissions which was the highest number the department has ever had.


Guotai Wang, Maria A. Zuluaga, Rosalind Pratt, Michael Aertsen, Tom Doel, Maria Klusmann, Anna L. David, Jan Deprest, Tom Vercauteren, Sébastien Ourselin. Slic-Seg: A Minimally Interactive Segmentation of the Placenta from Sparse and Motion-Corrupted Fetal MRI in Multiple Views. Medical Image Analysis, Volume 34, December 2016, Pages 137–147. [pdf]

This week, the kick-off meeting of the AMYPAD project took place in London. AMYPAD, Amyloid imaging to prevent Alzheimer’s Disease, has three main goals:

  1. improve the diagnostic workup of people suspected to have AD and their management;
  2. understand the natural history of AD in a presymptomatic stage;
  3. select people for treatment trials aiming at preventing AD by ensuring more homogeneous and appropriate enrolment.

Volumetric segmentation of muscles and bones from the hip area

Congratulation to Marta Ranzini who has been awarded the CDT best MRes report 2015/2016 price for her work entitled: "The use of 3D Imaging for Musculoskeletal Disease Computational Anatomy".


Benoit has been awarded a lecturer position at the University of Burgundy in France, where he is starting this month. He spent the last year within TIG, working especially on medical image registration using the NiftyReg software. We wish him all the best for his new position.

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The Queen's Square Multiple Sclerosis Centre, in collaboration with the Translational Imaging Group, recently published work in Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry on multiple sclerosis.

Dr. Christos Bergeles is giving a presentation of Light-field Imaging for Ophthalmoscopy and Medical Applications at EUretina 2016 in Copenhagen. The workshop, titled "Innovators in Computing and Technolgoy", features talks on exciting new projects on ophthalmology. With EUretina being the premier retinal ophthalmology conference in Europe, some great discussion with the clinical end users are expected!

We are excited that ZuiQui Duan will receive the 2016 IPEM Prize for most oustanding M.Sc. project. His M.Sc. was on cost-effective ophthalmoscopy for developing economies, and ZuiQui did an excellent job on software architecture and system design. ZuiQui spent 9 months in TIG working with Luis and Christos, who were his project supervisors.

Spotlight in the bulletin of Azforum on the works of Andre Altmann and Marco Lorenzi on imaging-genetics in Alzheimer’s disease.


The works were recently presented as oral communications at the Imaging Consortium of the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, AAIC 2016, Toronto, CA.