Ghassan Hamarneh
 School of Computing Science
 Faculty of Applied Science
 Simon Fraser University

 ACM Senior Member & IEEE Senior Member
 BRC RAMP NeuroDevNet NeuroScience

Medical Image Analysis Lab

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20151124 Congrats to Roja and Colin on their Physics in Medicine and Biology paper entitled: Validation of non-rigid point-set registration methods using a porcine bladder pelvic phantom
20151124 Prof. Colin Studholme (Professor Pediatrics and Bioengineering
Adjunct Professor of Radiology, Head of Biomedical Image Computing Group) visited our lab and gave a talk on "
Computational Imaging and the University of Washington Fetal Brain MRI Database
20151124 Congratulations to Brian for a successful PhD thesis defence on "Diffusion MRI Analysis Techniques inspired by the Preterm Infant Brain". See Brian's publications.
20151113 Congrats to Masoud for his  IJCARS journal paper: Endoscopic Scene Labelling and Augmentation using Intraoperative Pulsatile Motion and Colour Appearance Cues with Preoperative Anatomical Priors
20151023  Congrats to Brian and Colin for their NeuroImage paper: STEAM - Statistical Template Estimation for Abnormality Mapping: a Personalized DTI Analysis Technique with Applications to the Screening of Preterm Infants. Note also the accompanying STEAM software and data
20150923 arXiv report on Multi-Region Probabilistic Dice Similarity Coefficient using the Aitchison Distance and Bipartite Graph Matching (arXiv:1509.07244)
20150923 Paper accepted to Speech Communications on Examining visible articulatory features in clear and plain speech

Several new software tools for diffusion MRI analysis are released


20150923 Software for cervical cell segmentation


Dr. Dmitry Turbin, pathologist at the Department of Anatomical Pathology, St. Paul's Hospital, and Assistant Professor at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC, visited our group and gave a presentation on "Image Analysis at an Anatomical Pathology Lab: A Few Thoughts".

20150901 Video teasers of MICCAI 2015 papers:
20150821 Congratulations to Masoud for his IEEE TMI paper on "Simultaneous Multi-Structure Segmentation and 3D Non-Rigid Pose Estimation in Image-Guided Robotic Surgery"
20150821 Congratulations to Acha, Colin, Lisa, and Al: Four papers will be presented at MICCAI 2015 in Munich, Germany.


MICCAI 2014 paper "Auto Localization and Segmentation of Occluded Vessels in Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy" selected by the International Medical Informatics Association for the 2015 Yearbook of Medical Informatics (IMIA and Schattauer GmbH, ISSN:0943-4747) as one of the best articles from the literature in the 'Sensor, Signal and Imaging Informatics' subfield of medical informatics published in the year 2014 (Topic: Patient-Centered Care Coordination; Section 4: Sensor, Signal, and Imaging Informatics).

20150731 Machine learning for ovarian cancer diagnosis attracts media attention...
Front-page of the Vancouver Sun (July 29, 2015) (PressReader - Local PDF copy): "New diagnostic tool could hasten effective ovarian cancer treatment".  MedicalXpress (July 31, 2015): "Invention paves the way to better ovarian cancer diagnosis".  - Molecular Biology News (August 1, 2015): "New Computer Program Designed for Better Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis". SFU News story (July 30, 2015): "SFU invention paves the way to better ovarian cancer diagnosis".
20150721 Dr. Kilian Polh, Program Director at SRI International and Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford U, visited our lab and presented a talk on "A Shape Representation based on the Logarithm of Odds"
20150524 Paper on "Changes in Structural Brain Connectivity Following Concussion" presented at the Annual Canadian Neuroscience Meeting
20150509 Congratulations to Dr. Lisa Tang on receiving the Dean of Graduate Studies Convocation Medal for her PhD Thesis!
20150309 Paper on "Skin Lesion Tracking System using Structured Graphical Models" accepted in the Medical Image Analysis journal - special issue Discrete Graphical Models in Biomedical Image Analysis.
20150310 Paper on "Evaluation and Comparison of Anatomical Landmark Detection Methods for Cephalometric X-Ray Images: A Grand Challenge" accepted in IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging (IEEE TMI).
20150401 Paper "Automatic Segmentation of Occluded Vasculature via Pulsatile Motion Analysis in Endoscopic Robot-Assisted Partial Nephrectomy Video" invited and published in the Medical Image Analysis (MedIA) journal - special issue on the 2014 Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention.
20150401 Paper on face tracking for measuring articulatory features in speech accepted at the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences 2015 in Glasgow, Scotland
20150221 Paper "Detecting Streaks from Dermoscopic Images of Pigmented Skin Lesions" awarded a podium presentation at the 2015 International Society for Biophysics and Imaging of the Skin (ISBS), Vancouver.
20150316 "Phantom Validation of a Point-Set Deformable Registration Method using Pig Bladder" awarded a podium presentation at the 2015  World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Toronto, Canada.
20150325 Congratulations to Dr. Masoud Nosrati for successfully defending his PhD Thesis entitled "Prior knowledge for targeted object segmentation in medical images" (details).
20150131 Three papers accepted for presentation at IEEE ISBI 2015 on: variational star shape priorrandom walker registration with Inverse consistency; and topology-preservation in skin lesion Matching.
20150131 IEEE TMI paper presenting a new Generalized Log-Ratio Transformation for representing and segmenting multi-region probabilistic shapes.


20150131 World Congress of Dermatology 2015 papers on skin image navigation, lesion matching (Podium Presentation), and hair counting on iPhone.




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