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Maggie Hess receives SPIE Student Travel Grant

Maggie Hess has been awarded an SPIE Student Travel Grant to assist her attending the SPIE Medical Imaging 2015 conference in Florida.

SPIE Medical Imaging is one of the largest conferences in medical image computing with about 1,000 participants. SPIE issues only a handful of Student Travel Grants, and receiving one was a major scoop. Congrats Maggie, bon voyage to Orlando! 


Maggie Hess wins the Grand Prize at the Canadian Undergraduate Conference on Healthcare

Please join me in congratulating Maggie Hess who received the Grand Prize in the healthcare research competiton oral presentations of the Canadian Undergraduate Conference on Healthcare, held on November 15-16, 2014.

Maggie gave a masterly presentation of her project on "Quantification of intra-ventricular blood clot in MR-guided focused ultrasound surgery". This work was previously accepted to SPIE Medical Imaging, 2015.

Great run, Maggie, on to the next one! 


Gabor Fichtinger has been elected to the Administrative Committee of IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society

Gabor Fichtinger has been elected to the Administrative Committee of IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBS). His term will begin 1 January 2015 and expire 31 December 2017. IEEE EMBS is the premiere professional organization of our field, with a current membership over 9,600. If Gabor did not have enough to do before, this new post will certainly keep him busy.

Plus and SlicerIGT now supports color image acquisition and display

SlicerIGT and the Plus toolkit now supports color image acquisition, streaming through OpenIGTLink, and live display in 3D Slicer. This allows using SlicerIGT to display color Doppler ultrasound images, endoscopy, and other full-color video during image-guided procedures. Currently Epiphan, ImagingControls, and any Microsoft Media Foundation-compatible framegrabber devices are supported. Thanks to Adam Rankin, the key developer of this feature.

Matthew Holden and Thomas Vaughan receive prestigious NSERC award

Matthew Holden and Thomas Vaughan received the prestigious Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship at the doctoral level from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). The length of the grant is three years, at a total value of $105,000. Congratulations to their fantastic achievement!

Tamas Ungi received 3rd place award at ImNO 2014

Tamas Ungi received 3rd place award at the 2014 Imaging Network of Ontario Symposium.

After his 1st place award last year, Tamas Ungi again reveived ImNO award, this time 3rd place for his paper:

T. Ungi, D. Beiko, M. Fuoco, F. King, M. Holden, R. Siemens, G. Fichtinger, Tracked ultrasound snapshots improve the performance of novices in simulated percutaneous nephrostomy, Imaging Network of Ontario Symposium, March 24-25, Toronto, 2014.