Prof. Fichtinger visiting -- IEEE EMBS DL series

Prof. Fichtinger (PERK Lab, Queens University) is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE EMBS. With the support of the society, he visited Óbuda University yesterday, giving an edifying talk about "Rapid Prototyping of Ultrasound-Guided Interventions".
Tracked ultrasound guidance is powerful concept that has been making  impact on many minimally invasive procedures.  A small number of commercial navigation systems have emerged during the past decade or so, but the potential of computer-assisted ultrasound-guided interventions is yet to be realized.  Our goal is to provide an open-source, easily configurable software platform for rapid prototyping and early clinical translation of image-guided intervention systems, particularly with ultrasound imaging. The talk will introduce the SlicerIGT for prototyping turn-key applications and the underlying Public Library for Ultrasound Toolkit that provides supporting infrastructure for the application systems. Following a brief outline of structure and functionality, series of use cases will illustrate the power and versatility of the open-source application prototyping platform.

You can access his presentation here (protected by the password of this blog's short name).

Short Bio
Gábor Fichtinger received the University Doctor degree in computer science from the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary, in 1990. He is a Professor of Computer Science, with cross appointments in Mechanical and Material Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Surgery at Queen’s University, Canada. He is an Adjunct Professor in Radiology and Computer Science at the Johns Hopkins University, USA and an Adjunct Faculty of the Techna Institute of the University of Toronto, Canada; Adjunct Research Professor of Medical Biophysics at Western University. He is the director of the Laboratory for Percutaneous Surgery, where his research specializes on medical image computing, computer assisted interventions and medical robotics, primarily for the diagnosis and therapy of cancer and musculoskeletal conditions. He has authored and co-authored over 300 refereed publications in these subjects.  His Perk Lab also develops open-source software platforms for prototyping surgical navigation applications, used by over fifty research groups on four continents. Prof. Fichtinger is a Marie Curie Fellow, Senior Member of IEEE, Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE EMBS, and a Fellow of MICCAI. He holds a Level-1 Cancer Care Ontario Research Chair in Cancer Imaging. He serves on the board of International Society of Computer Assisted Surgery and Board of Directors of the Medical Image Computing and ComputerAssisted Intervention (MICCAI) Society as General Secretary.


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