Tag Archives: BME

Alisa Brown – a STAR at the I-STAR Lab

Alisa Brown was awarded a STAR (Summer Training and Research) Program scholarship for her research on the development of new rigid-body marker designs for surgical tracking and navigation. Alisa began research at the I-STAR Lab in 2016 using 3D printing … Continue reading

Task-Driven CT: Paper by Grace Gang in Phys Med Biol.

A paper published this month in the journal of Physics in Medicine and Biology reports a method that “takes imaging physics to task” to improve CT image quality and reduce dose. Grace Gang and coauthors Jeff Siewerdsen and Web Stayman … Continue reading

Hao Dang Earns PhD in Biomedical Engineering

Hao Dang earned his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University after successfully defending his dissertation, entitled Model-Based Iterative Reconstruction in Cone-Beam Computed Tomography: Advanced Models of Imaging Physics and Prior Information. His thesis details the development of new model-based iterative reconstruction … Continue reading

Hao Dang Tackles Truncation Using Multi-Resolution CT Reconstruction

A recent paper published in Physics in Medicine and Biology by Hao Dang and coauthors in the I-STAR Lab reports a multi-resolution CT image reconstruction method that efficiently overcomes truncation effects, which are a particularly important problem in cone-beam CT (which often has … Continue reading

Tharindu DeSilva reports clinical utility of LevelCheck.

The “LevelCheck” algorithm for automatic radiographic labeling of the spine during surgery was evaluated by Tharindu De Silva and colleagues in a recent paper published in Spine. The clinical utility was assessed, and scenarios in which LevelCheck was most likely … Continue reading