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Image-guided Intervention Research at Robarts

Terry Peters PhD and Maged Goubran PhD, Robarts Research Institute, Western University.

Image-guided Intervention Research  at Robarts

  • CREATE-MIA Event
  • Seminar
When Nov 11, 2014
from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM
Where McConnell Engineering MC437
Attendees All CREATE-MIA trainees
Everyone welcome
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The VASST Lab at Robarts (Virtual Augmentation for Surgical Simulation and Therapy) supports a range of projects in various organ systems to achieve therapeutic intervention while performing a minimum of surgery. Through the use of image processing, registered imaging, instrument tracking, and novel visualization, we have developed a number of platforms for image-guided procedures in the heart, spine, prostate, and brain. The first half of the talk will deal with an overview of several different applications in the lab, while the second part will describe our recent work dealing with the acquisition of meaningful histological data from neurological MR images.


Dr. Terry Peters

Dr. Terry Peters is a Scientist in the Imaging Research Laboratories at the Robarts Research Institute (RRI), London, ON, Canada, and Professor in the Departments of Medical Imaging and Medical Biophysics at Western University Ontario, Canada, as well as a member of the Graduate Programs in Neurosciences and Biomedical Engineering. He is also an adjunct Professor at McGill University in Montreal. Dr. Peters received his graduate training at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand in Electrical Engineering, under the direction of Professor Richard Bates. His PhD work dealt with fundamental issues in Computed Tomography image reconstruction, and resulted in a seminal paper on the topic in 1971, just prior to the beginning of CT’s commercial development and worldwide application. For the past 30 years, his research has built on this foundation, focusing on the application of computational hardware and software advances to medical imaging modalities in surgery and therapy. Starting in 1978 at the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI), Dr. Peters’ lab pioneered many of the image-guidance techniques and applications for image-guided neurosurgery.   In 1997, Dr. Peters was recruited by the Robarts Research Institute at the University of Western Ontario, London Canada, to establish a focus of image-guided surgery and therapy within the Robarts Imaging Research Laboratories.  His lab has expanded over the past thirteen years to encompass image-guided procedures of the heart, brain and abdomen.

Dr. Peters has authored over 200 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, a similar number of abstracts, and has delivered over 180 invited presentations.  He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine; the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine, the MICCAI Society, and the Institute of Physics. He has been an executive member of the board of the MICCAI society, as well as its treasurer. He has mentored over 80 trainees at the Masters, Doctoral and Postdoctoral levels. He received the Dean’s Award for Research Excellence at Western University in 2011, and the Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research from Western in 2012.

Dr. Maged GoubranDr. Maged Goubran received his undergraduate degree in Medical Biophysics from Western University in 2010. He is a recent PhD graduate from Dr. Peters’ lab, whose thesis focused on registering and correlating MRI with histology in temporal lobe epilepsy. This work was supported by the NSERC CREATE computer assisted medical interventions (CAMI) program and the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR). His research interests include neuroimaging, medical image processing, diffusion tensor imaging and high field MR imaging.

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Funded by NSERC

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