The 24th biennial international conference on Information Processing in Medical Imaging (IPMI 2015) took place at Sabhal Mor Ostaig College on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, June 28 - July 3, 2015.
IPMI is one of the oldest medical imaging conferences, and IPMI 2015 is the latest in a series where novel developments in the acquisition, formation, analysis and display of medical images are presented, discussed, dissected, and extended. Over the last three decades, IPMI has evolved with the medical imaging community it serves, and the Translational Imaging Group is proud to be a part of the Organising Commitee, with Prof Seb Ourselin chairing and Dr M. Jorge Cardoso on the Paper Selection Comittee.
We are delighted that Prof Sebastien Ourselin, Director of the Translational Imaging Group, has been named as one of Entrepreneur First's Science Partners.
Entrepreneur First, or EF, is an intitiative providing a unique training programme to technologically minded graduates and experts with the desire to launch a start-up company. It provides an intensive 6-month training programme with up to £10,000 of investment in the business idea and partnering opportunities with other great minds. EF has supported the creation of 40 successful start-ups so far. Applications are accepted from the most promising engineers and computer scientists from academia and industry across Europe.
An ambitious research study into early signs of Alzheimer’s and Dementia has begun at University College London, with a cohort of 500 taken from the Medical Research Council’s National Survey of Health and Development (NSHD), which started in March, 1946.
The NSHD Neuroimaging sub-study is led by Dr Jonathan Schott and Prof Nick Fox from the Dementia Research Centre (DRC), with the aim to identity healthy age-related changes to the brain, and those changes which could help predict patients at risk of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other forms of dementia. The Translational Imaging Group is providing the technical lead on this project.
We were delighted to partcipate in the UCLH Research Open Day on Tue 23 June 2015.
At the event our researchers hosted a stand throughout the day, demonstrating our work on Dementia, Epilepsy and Image-Guided Fetal Surgery to the public, being on hand to answer any questions.
Sjoerd Vos was awarded as a Junior Fellow of the ISMRM at the 2015 annual meeting, in recognition of his contributions to science and the Society.
Burgos, N., Cardoso, M.J., Thielemans, K., Modat, M., Dickson, J., Schott, J.M., Atkinson, D., Arridge, S.R., Hutton, B.F. and Ourselin, S., Multi-contrast Attenuation Map Synthesis for PET/MR Scanners: Assessment on FDG and Florbetapir PET Tracers. European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 2015
Download it here as Open Access.
Sebastien Ourselin will be presenting the GIFT-Surg project at a keynote lecture in the joint International Fetal Medicine and Surgery Society (IFMSS) Annual Conference / Fetal Medicine Foundation World Congress on Sunday June 21st 2015. More information here: IFMSS website, FMF website
Marco Lorenzi, Gabriel Ziegler, Daniel C. Alexander and Sebastien Ourselin. Modelling Non-Stationary and Non-Separable Spatio-Temporal Changes in Neurodegeneration via Gaussian Process Convolution.