Medical visualisation is the art of turning large and complex medical datasets into effective visual representations.
In the Computer Graphics and Visualization group, medical visualisation research focuses on developing new techniques for pre-operative planning and intra-operative guidance (for example Shoulder Replacement), clinical diagnosis (for example Polyp Detection) and medical research (for example DTI). This group is headed by Charl Botha.
For a multi-media taste of what we do, see this YouTube video.
MSc and PhD candidates new to the group are encouraged to check out the DelftVis Starter Kit.
Tue, 04 Dec 2012 15:14:42 +0000
At regular intervals, we will post updates concerning recent master thesis topics and outcomes.
We’ll begin with a description of the work done by Marnix Kraus, MSc. who completed his Master Thesis in the field of active multi-camera navigation in video surveillance systems, supervised by Gerwin de Haan. He designed and evaluated a prototype system for this purpose. His findings indicate that the presented system can enhance operator performance in surveillance control rooms that monitor vast and complex areas. The full thesis can be downloaded here. More information on research related to this topic can be found on the VRLAB project website.
In the game technology department, Rick de Ridder, MSc. worked on simulating urban area development for semantic game worlds for his Master Thesis. This work was supervised by Tim Tutenel and Rafael Bidarra. In his work, he expands a semantic world-generation prototype by introducing factors like resources, events and neighboring settlements in the generation process. It extends current techniques by adding more history and meaning to the procedurally generated cities. The full thesis can be found here and additional information is available on the related Game Technology project website.
Anne van Ee, Msc. developed new interaction schemes for the touch-based organization of patent collections in her thesis work. The thesis was supervised by Gerwin de Haan and it was carried out in co-operation with the European Patent Office. Anne based her work on earlier co-operative work with the European Patent Office and improved the organization system by introducing the Local Affine Multidimensional Projection (LAMP) technique to help the user while searching for patents. If you’re interested in this work, you can check out the full thesis here.
Renata Raidou. MSc. completed her thesis in the field of medical visualization as a Biomedical Engineer. In her work she successfully researched the planning and guidance of minimally invasive cement injection to combat the effects of aseptic loosening that occur after total hip replacement surgery. This work was supervised by Francois Malan and Charl P. Botha. Renata developed an integrated system for planning and guiding minimally invasive refixation. The thesis proposes new approaches to combine CT and fluoroscopy in pre-operative planning. She conducted an extensive review with domain experts to evaluate the system. Her full thesis can be found here.
Tue, 19 Jun 2012 16:02:08 +0000
During EuroVis 2012, we put a preprint of an upcoming Springer book chapter, titled From individual to population: Challenges in Medical Visualization by Charl P. Botha, Bernhard Preim, Arie Kaufman, Shigeo Takahashi and Anders Ynnerman, on arXiv. To our delighted surprise, the paper was featured two days later both on Gizmodo, titling their post This Is the Future of Medical Imaging, and also on the MIT Technology Review, with a rather complete paper summary titled The Future of Medical Visualisation! This led to a whole slew of other sites also mentioning this work.
In any case, we hope you enjoy reading the preprint, a very compact summary of Medical Visualization developments of the past 30 years and a hint of what the coming decade holds, as much as we enjoyed writing it!
Fri, 25 May 2012 09:54:09 +0000
The new IPython Notebook is gorgeous:
The publications list of the visualisation group can be browsed by clicking here.
Current researchers: Changgong Zhang (Visualization-steered MRI), Noeska Smit (Unified Anatomical Human), Thomas Kroes (Shoulder Replacement), Peter Kok (Molecular Imaging), François Malan (Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement), Charl Botha
Previous researchers: Frits Post, Stef Busking (writing up PhD), Lingxiao Zhao (PhD awarded March 2011), Peter Krekel (PhD awarded February 2011), Jorik Blaas (PhD awarded June 2010), Xi Zhang (research visit completed)
Previous students: Renata Raidou (2012), Frank van Wijk (2012), Christian Kehl (2012, now PhD), Noeska Smit (2012, now PhD), Andre van Dixhoorn (2012), Bastijn Vissers (2011), Peter Schaafsma (2011), Menno vd Bijl, Jeroen Verschuur (2009), Emiel van IJsseldijk (2009), Kenji Sihan (2009), Erik Pols (2008), Ronald van den Berg (2008), Damir Pavlovic (2007), Peter Kok (2006, now PhD), Jorik Blaas (2004, now PhD), Peter Krekel (2005, now PhD), Joris van Zwieten (2005)
Available Master Projects
BME/Imaging M.Sc. students should also check the projects list of the Quantitative Imaging Group.
Available Bachelor Projects
Visualisation and Data Mining at Treparel Information Solutions (available for B.Sc.)
DeVIDE - DElft Visualisation and Image processing Development Environment
Exposure Render - Interactive direct volume rendering with physically-based lighting
Adaptive Instruments Shoulder Replacement - Next generation Adaptive Instrument-based Shoulder Replacement (AISR)
The Unified Anatomical Human - The Virtual Surgical Pelvis
Cartilage3D - Knee cartilage visualisation for longitudinal studies
DTI - diffusion tensor imaging
FastSelection - Fast and reproducible selection of fiber bundles in DTI
Shoulder Replacement - Visualisation for Shoulder Replacement
MedVis (last edited 2013-04-07 13:07:07 by NoeskaSmit)