Filled Vacancies

Title: PhD Studentship in Real-time Data Fusion for Image-guided Fetal Surgery

Department: Medical Physics and Bioengineering

Subsection: Translational Imaging Group (TIG) within the Centre for Medical Imaging Computing (CMIC)

Duration: 4 years (1st year MRes followed by 3 years PhD)

Stipend: £16,851 per annum tax-free, full fees paid.

Closing Date for Applications: July 14th, 2014

 

Project outline:

Applications are invited for a PhD funding opportunity based within the Translational
Imaging Group of the Centre for Medical Image Computing at UCL, commencing in
September 2014.

UCL was recently awarded £10million to develop better tools and imaging
techniques that will improve the success of surgery and other therapies on
unborn babies in collaboration with KU Leuven, Great Ormond Street Hospital and
University College London Hospital. As part of this widely scoped endeavour,
different imaging modalities such as pre-operative MR, real-time ultrasound and
intra-operative photoaccoustics will be introduced to guide the surgery. While
the addition of imaging sources may provide decision-changing information,
there's a clear need for computational tools that would help the physician in
correlating these images and fusing them for efficient surgery guidance. While
image fusion is a very active field of research, developing it for fetal
surgery poses major methodological challenges due to the large movements that
may occur between the pre-operative images and the intra-operative ones but
also during the surgery itself.

This PhD project will consider new methodologies for image fusion by
borrowing models and concepts from medical image registration, computer vision
and machine learning. Candidates with a strong interest in the following areas
are encouraged to apply: medical image registration, statistical/machine
learning, computer vision, and translational applications of medical image
computing, real-time image processing.

 

Please see below document for further information.

 

To apply:

Please go to: https://www.prism.ucl.ac.uk . Under "Opportunities" there is a scroll down box with the title of this project. Please click the Apply Now button.

 

The studentship compromises of fees and a tax-free stipend of £16,851 per annum. In order to qualify candidates must be UK/EU passport holders or qualify for UCL home fees status.

 

If you wish to discuss this opportunity, please contact Prof. Seb Ourselin (s.ourselin@ucl.ac.uk ) or Dr. Tom Vercauteren (t.vercauteren@ucl.ac.uk ) but please note applications must to be submitted using the above instructions.

 

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