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The Queen's Square Multiple Sclerosis Centre, in collaboration with the Translational Imaging Group, recently published work in PLOS-ONE on multiple sclerosis.

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Researchers and Ph.D. students from TIG supported the Institute of Healthcare Engineering's public engagement even "Fragmented Communication: Living with Sensory Impairments". The event showcased the effects of dementia to speech, of different eye pathologies to sight loss, and of cochlear implants to improvement of sound perception.


TIG lecturer Christos Bergeles and PhD students Anestis Mamplekos-Alexiou and Filip Paszkiewicz demonstrated in virtual reality what each eye pathology does to our vision. Participants wore VR headsets from GiveVision, and completed puzzles and mazes under the experience of different visual impairements. The approximately 100 participants that went through our booths that day were able to hear about the research that UCL is doing to prevent blindness, including our collaborations with Moorfields Eye Hospital and our newly awarded research projects.

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Congratulations to Luis Garcia-Peraza Herrera (Translational Imaging Group) and Ester Bonmati (Centre for Medical Imaging Computing) who won First and Second Best Paper Presentation Award at the MICCAI '16 Workshop on Computer Assisted and Robotic Endoscopy.


First Place, Luis Herrera: Real-Time Segmentation of Non-Rigid Surgical Tools based on Deep Learning and Tracking.

Second Place, Ester Bonmati: Assessment of Electromagnetic Tracking Accuracy for Endoscopic Ultrasound






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.