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Image Processing and Analysis in Medicine - Computational Methods and Applications

INEGI - Institute of Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Project classification

Scientific area

2.6 Medical engineering

Discipline(s)

Medical engineering

Project description

Project title

Image Processing and Analysis in Medicine - Computational Methods and Applications

Scientific Coordinator's name:

João Manuel R. S. Tavares

Scientific Coordinator's e-mail:

tavares@fe.up.pt

Principal R&D Unit:

Optics and Experimental Mechanics Laboratory

Other R&D Units involved in the project:

Other R&D units involved in the project

Project keyword(s)

Medical Imaging; Image Enhancement; Image Segmentation; Image Classification; Image Registration, Image Fusion; Image-based Modelling; Data Visualization; Advance Computing in Computational Vision and Visualization; motion analysis; motion tracking; cells imaging; medical diagnosis; nuclear medicine

Short abstract and comments

Bio-Imaging and Visualization concerns with the visualization of data from computational, experimental or natural phenomena that is common to several domains such as medicine and biomechanics. Our group seeks to develop new solutions and applications of imaging and visualization regarding bio-data. The work consists on the development of algorithms to perform fully or semi-automatically tasks, such as noise removal, geometric correction, segmentation, recognition (2D-4D), matching, registration, morphing, 3D reconstruction. Main competences: - Grid and High Performance Computing for Imaging and Visualization - Human Perception in Imaging and Visualization - Image Processing/ Analysis/visualization and SW development; - Image-based Geometric Modelling - Imaging and Visualization in Biomechanics - Multi-modal/Multi-scale Imaging and Visualization - Virtual Reality - Visual Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Ongoing R&D work and future trends: - Applications involving image registration and fusion in space and time, particularly with 4D data; - Applications with images acquired by different imaging modalities, mainly by ultrasound and microscopic imaging; - Reconstruction of more realistic 3D models by fusion the data acquired from different views and imaging modalities; - Integration of advanced physical modeling principles into algorithms of image analysis.

Potential uses/indications

Ongoing projects: - Motion and deformation tracking and analysis, - Assisted medical diagnosis and intervention; - Cells imaging; - Nuclear Medicine. Other general applications: - Computer Aided Diagnosis, Surgery, Therapy and Treatment; - Telemedicine Systems and Applications.

Status

Ongoing

Partner Status: Seeking Partners?

Yes

Project weblink

http://www.fe.up.pt/~tavares; www.facebook.com/jmrstavares

Grant number (QREN, FP7, Eureka, etc)

Funded research projects: PTDC/BBB-BMD/3088/2012, PTDC/SAU-BEB/102547/2008, PTDC/SAU-BEB/104992/2008

Last edited on

2016-05-03 13:31:55

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