SPIE Medical Imaging – Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling Conference Awards

Figure: Burton Ma (right), York University, accepting an award from Andrew Wiles (left), Northern Digital.

by Amber L. Simpson, PhD

SPIE Medical Imaging was held in beautiful San Diego, California February 27-March 3, 2016. The Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling Conference was a success with many great presentations. These were the award winners with prizes provided by Northern Digital, presented by Andrew Wiles.

Best Poster

Xiaofeng Yang
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Patch-based label fusion for automatic multi-atlas-based prostate
segmentation in MR images

Honorable Mentions

Margaret A. Hess
The Perk Lab
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Visual design and verification tool for collision free dexterous patient specific neurosurgical instruments

Burton Ma
York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Estimation of line-based target registration error

Young Scientist Award

Sureerat Reaungamornrat*
The I-STAR Lab
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
MIND Demons for MR-to-CT deformable image registration in image-guided spine surgery

*Note that the winner of the young scientist award also won the Robert F. Wagner all-conference best student paper award.

Runners Up

Clément Baumgarten
Laboratoire Traitement du Signal et de l’Image
Université de Rennes 1, France
Image-guided preoperative prediction of pyramidal tract side effect in deep brain stimulation

Neal Dillon
Medical Engineering and Discovery Lab
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Increasing safety of a robotic system for inner ear surgery using probabilistic error modeling near vital anatomy

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