Multi-Scale Computational Anatomy for Image Guided Interventions Event as iCalendar


03 March 2017

4 - 5pm

Venue: Ground Floor Seminar Room (G10)

Location: 70 Symonds St, Auckland Central

An ABI seminar by Professor David Hawkes, who is the Director of the Centre for Medical Image Computing at University College London. He is one of the world’s foremost experts in biomedical imaging, with research interests in image matching, data fusion, visualisation, shape representation, surface geometry, and modelling tissue deformation promoting medical imaging as an accurate measurement tool and image guided interventions.


This talk summarises projects and progress in active computational models applied to image guided interventions within the Centre for Medical Image Computing at UCL, London. A hierarchy of complexity of models is introduced covering locally rigid transformations, models that incorporate tissue motion, biomechanical properties, cross-population statistics of shape and deformation and multi-scale representations of shape ranging from whole organ down to cellular scale. Example applications are given in surgery for refractory epilepsy, laparoscopic surgery, radiotherapy of the lung, breast conserving surgery and the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. Applications in laparoscopic surgery, prostate cancer interventions and epilepsy surgery have entered clinical trial and clinical translation of others are expected in the next 5 years.