Image Analysis

Oliver Diaz attended the training course “Achieving Quality in Diagnostic and Screening Mammography”

Last week, the member of the Image Analysis Laboratory Oliver Diaz attended the training course “Achieving Quality in Diagnostic and Screening Mammography” as part of his Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellow. This course, the 8th within the EUTEMPE·RX series for medical physics experts, was held at the Dutch reference centre for mammography screening (LRCB), Nijmegen, The Netherlands. During 5 days, all attendees got an overview of a number of breast imaging technologies from a range of specialists: medical physicists, epidemiologists, CAD engineers, radiologists and radiographers. Several topics were covered, such European protocols to measure image quality for mammography and breast tomosynthesis, estimation…

On our way to Chicago: Annual Meeting #RSNA15

This year, the Radiological Society of North-America (RSNA) celebrated its 100 anniversary and the VICOROB group wanted to join the celebration. Dr. Joan Martí, Dr. Robert Marti and Eloy Garcia (PhD Student) flew to Chicago to attend the annual meeting of the RSNA. From medicine to CAD systems, the RSNA meeting was a look back at the evolution of radiology and a look ahead to its future.   During that week, radiologists and researchers from around the world, introduced the latest research in radiology, medicine and medical imaging. Breast, brain, gastro, heart, any organ of the body was represented.  Magnetic…

After hard work, good advances on breast cancer detection

On the 2 and 3 of November Barcelona was witness to the last meeting of ASSURE, a research project funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme. ASSURE includes 10 European partners from 6 countries, including ViCOROB, and its main goal is to investigate personalised breast cancer screening. During the last 3 years, techniques such mammography, magnetic resonance and automated 3D breast ultrasound have been studied to improve breast cancer detection. This has produced more than 30 scientific publications, 3 patents and a large number of software tools which are currently being tested in clinical facilities.    …

Vicorob participates in the ECTRIMS Congress in Barcelona

This year, the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) has celebrated the 31st edition here in Barcelona. This is an annual Multiple Sclerosis  international conference where all the biggest research groups from both medical and image research fields show up, thus it makes this event an perfect place to do networking, learn which are the latest news on the topic, and obviously promote the latest contributions of the research to the society.     The brain medical image team in VICOROB has attended it with a great participation, presenting four posters with the results of the…

MAIA master

La Universitat de Girona generarà a partir del curs que ve nous professionals de la imatge mèdica

La Universitat de Girona (UdG) aconsegueix el seu primer màster conjunt europeu coordinat dins el programa Erasmus +. Es tracta del MAIA – Master in Medical Imaging and Applications, promogut des de l’Institut en Visió per Computador i Robòtica (ViCOROB) amb el professorat del departament d’Arquitectura i Tecnologia de Computadors (ATC) de l’Escola Politècnica Superior (EPS). Aquest projecte de màster Erasmus + s’engloba perfectament dins la política d’internacionalització dels màsters de la UdG.   Als estudis, coordinats des de la UdG, hi participen dues universitats més: la Université de la Bourgogne (França) i la Universitá de Cassino (Itàlia). El programa…

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We attend the second Annual Catalan Meeting on Computer Vision

The second Annual Catalan Meeting on Computer Vision (ACMCV) was held on the 18th of September in Universitat Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona. ACMCV was created with the aim of strengthen the network between computer vision researchers in Catalunya. As it is well known, Catalunya has a large community working in the computer vision field, both in the industry and the academia. Thus, this meeting is intended to get to know the people working in the field as well as their recent developments.   The event contained several activities, including a poster session, where the four members of Vicorob (Nuno Gracias,…

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We attend to a workshop on anthropomorphic phantoms

Last week, seventeen European experts in medical physics, including ViCOROB’s member Oliver Díaz, attended to a workshop on anthropomorphic phantoms at the Technical University of Varna (Bulgaria). This course corresponds to the fifth module of the series EUTEMPE·RX (European Training and Education for Medical Physics Experts in Radiology).   For a week, all participants learnt to implement realistic computer models which resemble anatomical structures, organs or whole human body. These model are very useful to investigate image quality, patient dose or assess new imaging technologies without using radiation. Furthermore, the attendees had the opportunity to print out their own breast…

Christian Mata defends his PhD thesis “Web-based Application for Medical Imaging Management”

The rapid growth of digital technology in medical fields during the last few years has increased the need for applications able to manage patient medical records, imaging tests, and chart information. Technologies related with digital database architectures, storage and transmission protocols, management of large volumes of data, and security are being improved every day, allowing the possibility of reading, analyzing, and even diagnosing a case far from the medical center where the information was acquired. Furthermore, the inclusion of web-based applications applied to the medical imaging field has growing demand over the last few years in the medical community. The…