VICOROB

Busy month for the Medical Imaging group

Very busy month for the Medical Imaging group with first, the visit of VICOROB’s member Oliver Diaz to the Technical University of Varna (TUV) in Bulgaria and second, the presentation of 3 research posters at the 13th International Workshop on Breast Imaging (IWDM) in Sweden.   Between June 6th – 9th, Oliver Diaz visited the laboratory of Computer Simulations in Medicine of the TUV and gave an invited talk entitled…

We participate in EMRA 2016

European Marine Robotics community gathers together every year in the EMRA workshop. This event, created three years ago as a dissemination event of the main EU marine robotics related projects, is an event in projection where the main stakeholders on marine robotics field discuss, present and contrast their opinions on the sector.   2016 edition took place in Newcastle University (UK), a perfect framework for two long days of networking…

Automated brain tissue segmentation of magnetic resonance images in multiple sclerosis

Doctoral thesis “Automated brain tissue segmentation of magnetic resonance images in multiple sclerosis”   By Sergi Valverde Supervised by Dr. Arnau Oliver, Dr. Xavier Lladó   Abstract Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is the most common chronic immune-mediated disabling neurological disease affecting the central nervous system, in which the insulating covers of the nerve cells in the spinal chord and brain are damaged. MS is characterized by the presence of lesions in…

An approach to melanoma classification exploiting polarization information

Doctoral thesis “An approach to melanoma classification exploiting polarization information”   By Rastgoo, Mojdeh Supervised by García Campos, Rafael; Marzani, Frank; Morel, Olivier   Abstract Malignant melanoma is the deadliest of skin cancers and causes the majority of deaths in comparison to other skin-related malignancies. Yet it is the most treatable type of cancer, thanks to its early diagnosis. Subsequently, early diagnosis is crucial for patient survival rate and numerous…

Alumnes ‘experts’ en programació de manera divertida i transversal

“Early mastery: How to playfully motivate schoolkids to master computer programming” és el títol del projecte finançat per la Comissió Europea, dins el programa Erasmus+, que lidera el grup de recerca UdiGitalEdu de la Universitat de Girona. Amb set socis més de diferents països europeus –Romania, Itàlia, Gran Bretanya i França–, l’objectiu principal és fer que nens i nenes de 6 i 16 anys descobreixin, aprenguin i esdevinguin ‘experts’ en…

Ús de les tecnologies d’escaneig 3D en l’empresa

L’objectiu de  la jornada permetrà introduir-nos en el món de les tecnologies 3D i visualitzar les diferents aplicacions a l’empresa que a dia d’avui ja es poden fer.   És una jornada impulsada per SICNOVA Girona, fabricant i distribuïdor de maquinària 3D i el Patronat Politècnica.   Amb el suport de la Universitat de Girona, la Cambra de comerç de Girona, l’empresa AQSENSE i VICOROB. Josep Forest serà l’encarregat de…

Kick-off meeting of the SMARTER project

Breast cancer screening based on mammography (MG) has had a major impact on reducing mortality at affordable cost. However, overdiagnosis, overtreatment, and the lack of sensitivity of mammography, especially in women with dense breasts, need to be addressed to improve screening. More effective screening cannot be achieved with the generalised use of MG for all the population; personalisation is required where the density of a womans breasts or increased cancer…

We attended to the world’s premier event for marine science and ocean technology

Oceanology International is the world leading marine science and ocean technology exhibition. Every two years, Oceanology International brings together the latest technologies and worldwide leaders from a variety of industries including oil & gas, engineering, marine science and maritime security.   Girona Underwater Vision and Robotics team was present in the exhibition to showcase the two AUV prototypes developed by the research group (Girona 500 and Sparus II AUV) as…