Journal Club

The IGI Journal Club is currently on summer break.






If you have an interesting paper that you think could be presented at the journal club, please send an email and it will be added to the stack: 

- Namburete et al. Learning-based prediction of gestational age from ultrasound images of the fetal brain. Medical Image Analysis (21), 2015.
- Dahdouh et al. Segmentation of embryonic and fetal 3D ultrasound images based on pixel intensity distributions and shape priors. Medical Image Analysis (2015)




Academic Year 2016-2017

Jul 12, 2017

Presenter: Luis Garcia-Peraza-Herrera

Title: ToolNet: Holistically-Nested Real-Time Segmentation of Robotic Surgical Tools


Jun 28, 2017

Presenter: Matt Clarkson

Topic: An overview of video, pointer, ultrasound and timing calibration in NiftyIGI.

Slides can be found here.


Jun 21, 2017

Presenter: Sebastiano Ferraris

Papers: Probabilistic principal geodesic analysis. - M. Zhang and P. T. Fletcher.

Manifold Learning for Multi-Modal Image Registration. - C. Wachinger and N. Navab


Jun 14, 2017

Presenter: François Chadebecq

Paper: Kronecker-Markov Prior for Dynamic 3D Reconstruction - T. Simon et al.


Jun 7, 2017

Presenter: Benjamin Davidson

Paper: Multi-Dimensional Recurrent Neural Networks - A. Graves et al.


May 31, 2017

Presenter: Wenfeng Xia

Paper: Interstitial photoacoustic spectral analysis: instrumentation and validation. - H. Zhang et al.


May 24, 2017

Presenter: Rachel Sparks

Paper: An ITK implementation of a physics-based non-rigid registration method for brain deformation in image-guided neurosurgery. - Y Lui et al.


May 17, 2017

Presenter: Michael Ebner

Paper: PVR: Patch-to-Volume Reconstruction for Large Area Motion Correction of Fetal MRI. - A. Alansary et al.


May 10, 2017

Presenter: Francisco Vasconcelos

Paper: Rotation Averaging. -R. Hartley et al.


Apr 26, 2017

Presenter: Guotai Wang

Paper: FCNs in the Wild: Pixel-level Adversarial and Constraint-based Adaptation. - J. Hoffman et al.


Apr 5, 2017

Presenter: Nooshin Ghavami

Paper Title: Automated prostate cancer detection via comprehensive multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging texture feature models. - K. Farzad et al.


Mar 29, 2017

Presenter: Dzhoshkun Shakir

Topic: Hybrid programming with C++ and Python

Slides can be found here.


Mar 22, 2017

Presenter: Lucas Fidon

Paper Title: HeMIS: Hetero-Modal Image Segmentation - Havaei et al.


Mar 15, 2017

Presenter: Maria Ruxandra Robu

Paper Title: Toward long-term and accurate augmented-reality for monocular endoscopic videos - Puerto-Souza et al.


Mar 8, 2017

Presenter: Wenqi Li

Paper Title: DeepMatching: Hierarchical Deformable Dense Matching - Revaud et al.


Mar 1, 2017

Presenter: Loic Peter

Topic: Automating and Assisting Image Segmentaiton with Decision Forests.


Feb 1, 2017

Presenter: Tom Doel

Topic: (Don't be afraid of) collaborative software development.

 Slides can be found here.


Jan 25, 2017

SPIE Photonics West Rehersal


Jan 18, 2017

Presenter: Mirek Janatka
Paper Title: Stereoscopic Motion Magnification in Minimally-Invasive Robotic Prostatectomy - McLeod et al.


Dec 14, 2016

Presenter:Evangelos Mazomenos

Paper Title: Fast Catheter Segmentation From Echocardiographic Sequences Based on Segmentation From Corresponding X-Ray Fluoroscopy for Cardiac Catheterization Interventions. - Wu et al.


Nov 23, 2016
Presenter: Martin Kochan

Paper title: PMBP: PatchMatch belief propagation for correspondence field estimation. - Besse et al.


Nov 9, 2016

MICCAI Wrap-up 2

Presented: Michael Ebner
Paper title: Multi-Input Cardiac Image Super-Resolution using Convolutional Neural Networks.

Presented: Ester Bonmatí
Paper title: Bioelectric navigation: a new paradigm for intravascular device guidance.

Presented: Martin Kochan
Paper title: Model-Based Regularisation for Respiratory Motion Estimation with Sparse Features in Image-Guided Interventions.

Presented: Rachel Sparks
Paper title: Tensor-Based Graph-Cut in Riemannian Metric Space and Its Application to Renal Artery Segmentation.


Nov 2, 2016

MICCAI Wrap-up

Presented: Maria Zuluaga
Paper title: Real-time standard scan plane detection and localisation in fetal ultrasound using fully convolutional neural networks.

Presented: Luis García-Peraza 
Paper title: Regressing Heatmaps for Multiple Landmark Localization Using CNNs.

Presented: Guotai Wang
Paper title: Learning-Based Multimodal Image Registration for Prostate Cancer Radiation Therapy.

Presented: Efthymios Maneas
Paper title: Vascular Registration in Photoacoustic Imaging by Low-Rank Alignment via Foreground, Background and Complement Decomposition.


  Academic year 2015-2016

May 4, 2016
Presented: Luis García-Peraza 
Paper title: Fully Convolutional Networks for Semantic Segmentation. - Long et al.

April 6, 2016
IPEM Rehearsal


March 23, 2016
Presenter: Dzhoshkun Shakir
Paper title: Software development practices in academia: A case study comparison. Groen et al.


March 2, 2016
Presenter: Guotai Wang
Title: Overview on deep learning


Feb. 24, 2016
Presenter: Efthymios Maneas
Paper title: Real-time Visual Analysis of Microvascular Blood Flow for Critical Care - Liu et al.


Feb. 10, 2016
Presenter: Michael Ebner
Paper title: Super-resolution reconstruction in frequency, image and wavelet domains to reduce through-plane partial voluming in MRI. Gholipour et al.
Slides can be found here.


Feb 3, 2016
Presenter: Rachel Sparks
Paper title: Treatment Planning and Image Guidance for Radiofrequency Ablation of Large Tumors. Ren et al.

Jan. 27, 2016
Presenter: François Chadebecq
Paper title: Shape and Reflectance Estimation in the Wild. Oxholm et al.

Jan 20, 2016
Presenter: Sebastiano Ferraris
Paper title: An Overlap Invariant Entropy Measure of 3D Medical Image AlignmentC. Studholme et al.


Jan 13, 2016
Presenter: Marcel Tella Amo
Paper title: Self-contained image mapping of placental vasculature in 3D ultrasound-guided fetoscopyYang et al.

Dec 2, 2015
Presenter: Wenqi Li
Title: Analysis of Colorectal Polyps in Optical Projection Tomography


Nov 25, 2015
Presenter: Maria A. Zuluaga
Paper title: Image-guided Interventions: Technology Review and Clinical Applications - K. Cleary and T.M. Peters (2010) 
Slides can be found here


 Academic year 2014-2015

June 17, 2015 
Presenter: Sebastiano Ferraris
Paper title: Comparing algorithms for diffeomorphic registration: Stationary LDDMM and Diffeomorphic Demons. Hernandez et al.
Slides can be found here.


June 10,2015 -

Presenter: Michael Ebner
Paper Title: Reconstruction of fetal brain MRI with intensity matching and complete outlier removal. Kuklisova-Murgasova et al.
Slides can be found here.


April 29, 2015

Presenter: M. Jorge Cardoso
Paper Title: An introduction to the wonderful world of label fusion
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April 15th, 2015
Presenter: François Chadebecq 
Paper title: Non-Rigid Shape from Motion for Isometric Surfaces using Infinitesimal Planarity. Chhatkuli et al.

March 25th, 2015
Presenter: Dzhoshkun Shakir
Paper title: What language to you need for Hawaii?, Series on Software Design


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March 18th, 2015
Presenter: Tom Doel
Paper title: Clinical software Design, Series on Software Design

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March 11th, 2015
Presenter: Johannes Totz
Paper title: Comparative evaluation of HD 2D/3D laparoscopic monitors and benchmarking to a theoretically ideal 3D pesudodisplay: even well-experienced laparoscopists perfor better with 3D, Wilhelm et al.

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February 9th, 2015
Presenter: Luis Carlos García
Paper title: Feature Classification for Tracking Articulated Surgical Tools , Reiter et al
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February 4th, 2015
Presenter: Ioannis Kourouklides
Paper title: 
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January 28th, 2015
Presenter: Maria A. Zuluaga
Paper title: Real-Time Segmentation and Recognition of Surgical Tasks in Cataract Surgery Videos, Quellec et al.
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December 11th, 2014
Presenter: Guotai Wang
Paper: Real-time ultrasound transduce localization in fluoroscopy images by transfer learning from synthetic training data, Heimann et al.
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December 4th, 2014
Presenter: Sebastiano Ferraris
Paper: A new algorithm for the computation of the group logarithm of diffeomorphisims, Bossa & Olmos.
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November 27, 2014 
Presenter: Rachel Sparks

Paper: Automatic Deformable MR-Ultrasound Registration for Image-Guided Neurosurgery, Rivas et al.

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November 20, 2014 
Presenter: Efthymios Maneas

Paper: Simultaneous functional photoacoustic and ultrasonic endoscopy of internal organs in vivo, Yang et al.


November 13, 2014 
Presenter: Marcel Tella Amo
Paper title:  Probabilistic Tracking of Affine-Invariant Anisotropic Regions, Giannarou et al.

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November 6, 2014 
Presenter: Martin Kochan
Paper title:  Cortical surface shift estimation using stereovision and optical flow motion tracking via projection image registration, Ji et al.

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October 30, 2014 
Presenter: George Dwyer
Paper title:  An Endoscope with 2DOFs Steering of Coaxial Nd: YAG Laser Beam for Fetal Surgery, Yamanaka et al. and Automatic Tracking Algorithm in Coaxial Near-Infrared Laser Ablation Endoscope for Fetus Surgery, Hu et al.
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October 23, 2014
Presenter: Gustavo Dos Santos
Paper title: Vision-based endoscope tracking for 3D ultrasound image-guided surgical navigation. Yang et al.
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