Alumni Students

Su, Yi (In Progress)

  • Program: Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences - Biomedical Engineering
  • Thesis Title/Topic: Image-Guided Prostate Brachytherapy System
  • Publication: Seed Image Reconstruction Using a Template Matching Technique.
  • Publication: Prostate Brachytherapy Seed Localization by Analysis of Multiple Projections: Identifying and Addressing the Seed Overlap Problems.
  • Publication: Fluoroscopy to Ultrasound Image Registration Using Implanted Seeds as Fiducials During Permanent Prostate Brachytherapy.
  • Publication: A Method For Size Estimation For Small Objects and Its Application in Brachytherapy Seed Identification.
  • Publication: Brachytherapy Seed Localization From Fluoroscopic Images Using a Statistical Classifier.

Rajagopalan, Srinivasan (In Progress)

  • Program: Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences - Biomedical Engineering
  • Thesis Title/Topic: Image-Guided Magnetic Surgery
  • Publication: High Resolution Three Dimensional Talairach Labels for Human Brain Mapping Using Shape-Based Interpolation.
  • Publication: Evaluation of Thresholding Techniques for Segmenting Scaffold Images in Tissue Engineering.
  • Publication: Shape-Based Interpolation of Porous and Tortuous Binary Objects.

Zavaletta, Vanessa (In Progress)

  • Program: Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences - Biomedical Engineering
  • Thesis Title/Topic:Image Segmentation and Registration

Eusemann, Christian (2000-2004)

  • Program: Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences - Biomedical Engineering
  • Thesis Title/Topic:A Method for 3D Quantitative Visualization of Myocardial Function
  • Publication: Statistical Assessment of Regional Time-Density Measurement of Myocardial Perfusion.
  • Publication: Temporal and Spatial Resolution Required for Imaging Myocardial Function.
  • Publication: Regional time-density measurement of myocardial perfusion.
  • Publication: Parametric display of myocardial function.
  • Publication: 3D quantitative visualization of altered LV wall thickening dynamics caused by coronary microembolization.

Holmes III, David (1997-2002)

  • Program: Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences - Biomedical Imaging
  • Thesis Title/Topic: Integration of Catheter-Based Tracking and Imaging Technologies Into the Operating Room
  • Publication: Improved Automated Brachytherapy Seed Localization in Trans-urethral Ultrasound Data.
  • Publication: ITK and ANALYZE: A Synergistic Integration.
  • Publication: Real-time Segmentation of Trans-urethral Ultrasound Images for Prostate Brachytherapy.
  • Publication: Trans-urethral ultrasound: A new tool for diagnostic and therapeutic imaging in prostate cancer.
  • Publication: Virtual angioscopic visualization and analysis of coronary aneurysms using intravascular ultrasound images.
  • Publication: Trans-urethral ultrasound imaging of the prostate for application in prostate brachytherapy: Analysis of phantom and in vivo data.

Bates, Lisa (1995-2001)

  • Program: Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences - Biomedical Imaging
  • Thesis Title/Topic: Ultrasonic Imaging: Methods for Improving Intracranial Target Localization
  • Publication: Investigation of ultrasound image based correction of intraoperative brain shift. Accepted for publication in Proceedings of BIBE 2001 Symposium and International Journal of Computational Bioinformatics and Bioengineering (IJCBIBE), September 2001.
  • Publication: A method for ultrasound image based correction intraoperative brain shift. Proceedings of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (CARS 2000), Eds.: H.U. Lemke, M.W. Vannier, K. Inamura, A.G. Farnham, K. Doi, Elsevier Science, Amsterdam, 1214:153-158, 2000.

Lin, Wei-te (1995-2001)

  • Program: Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences - Biomedical Imaging
  • Thesis Title/Topic: Patient Specific Physics-Based Model for Interactive Visualization of Cardiac Dynamics and Image Guided Treatment of Cardiac Disease
  • Publication: A framework for patient-specific physics-based simulation and interactive visualization of cardiac dynamics.
  • Publication: Patient-specific physics-based model for interactive visualization of cardiac dynamics and image guided treatment of cardiac Disease. Submitted to Mathematical Methods in Biomedical Image Analysis, June 11-12, 2000.

Blezek, Daniel (1994-1999)

  • Program: Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences - Biomedical Imaging
  • Thesis Title/Topic: Virtual Reality Simulation of the Celiac Plexus Block
  • Publication: Centerline algorithm for virtual endoscopy based on chamfer distance transform and Dijkstras single source shortest path algorithm. Proc. SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 3660:225-233, 1999.
  • Publication: Haptic rendering of isosurfaces directly from medical images. Proceedings of Medicine Meets Virtual Reality, Eds. J.D. Westwood, Helene Hoffman, Richard Robb, Don Stredney, IOS Press, Netherlands, vol. 62, pp. 67-73, 1999.

Brinkmann, Benjamin (1994-1999)

  • Program: Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences - Biomedical Imaging
  • Thesis Title/Topic: Quantitative Image Processing and Analysis for Epilepsy Studies
  • Publication:Subtraction ictal SPECT co-registered to MRI for seizure focus localization in partial epilepsy.
  • Publication: Dual-isotope SPECT using simultaneous acquisition of 99mTc and 123I radioisotopes: A double-injection technique for peri-ictal functional neuroimaging. The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 40(4):677-684, 1999

Brinkmann, Debra (1995-1998)

  • Program: Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences - Biomedical Imaging
  • Thesis Title/Topic: The Utilization of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning

Kay, Paul (1993-1996)

  • Program: Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences - Biomedical Imaging
  • Thesis Title/Topic: A Study of Patterns and Characteristics of Prostate Cancer Microvessels in Three Dimensions
  • Publication: Prostate cancer microvessels: A novel method for three-dimensional reconstruction and analysis. The Prostate, 37:270-277, 1998.
  • Publication: Creation and validation of patient specific anatomical models for prostate surgery planning using virtual reality.  Proceedings of the Fourth Conference on Visualization in Biomedical Computing, vol. 1131, pp. 547-552, September 22-25, 1996, Hamburg, Germany.

Arnholt, Jeff  (1992-1997)

  • Program: M.D./Ph.D., Molecular Neurosciences
  • Thesis Title/Topic: Development of Interactive Tools for Analysis and Visualization of Functional MRI Data Sets
  • Publication: NIFTY (NeuroImaging Functional Toolkit): An interactive program for functional MRI data processing and visualization.  Proc. SPIE -- The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 2433, pp. 276-287, 1995.

Lepard, Kevin  (1992-1996)

  • Program: Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences - Biomedical Imaging
  • Thesis Title/Topic: Shape-Based Object Segmentation and Comparison in Biomedical Imaging
  • Publication: Quantitative, core-based shape comparison.  Proc. SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 3034, pp. 877-888, 1997.
  • Publication: Shape-based segmentation and characterization of biomedical images.  Proc. SPIE -- The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 2710, 1996.

Wu, Qing Rong  (1991-1996)

  • Program: Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences - Biomedical Imaging
  • Thesis Title/Topic: Treatment Planning Optimization for Gamma Knife Unit
  • Publication: Fast 3D medial axis transformation to reduce computation and complexity in radiosurgery treatment planning.  Proc. SPIE -- The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 2707, 1996.
  • Publication: Morphology guided radiotherapy treatment planning and optimization.  Proc. SPIE -- The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 2707, pp. 180-189, 1996.

McMahon, Eileen (1990-1995)

  • Program: Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences - Biomedical Imaging
  • Thesis Title/Topic: Unsupervised Multispectral Analysis of Biomedical Images
  • Publication: Segmentation and visualization of multispectral medical images with interactive control of parameters for a set of unsupervised classifiers.  Proc. SPIE -- The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 2434, pp. 174-184, 1995.

Sanchez-Marin, Francisco (1994-1995)

  • Program: Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences - Biomedical Imaging
  • Thesis Title/Topic: A Novel Method for Recognizing Planar Biological Shapes

Holton Tainter, Kerrie (1991-1995)

  • Program: Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences - Biomedical Imaging
  • Thesis Title/Topic: A Paradigm for Quantitative Validation of Image Registration Techniques
  • Publication: The evaluation of 3D multimodality image registration using ROC analysis.  Proc. SPIE -- The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 2436, pp. 90-104, 1995.
  • Publication: Quantitative validation of 3D image registration techniques. Proc. SPIE -- The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 2434, pp. 504-519, 1995.

Xiao, Huinian (1988-1995)

  • Program: Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences - Biomedical Imaging
  • Thesis Title/Topic: Texture Analysis Using Higher Order Fractals with Some Potential Applications
  • Publication: Biomedical imaging texture analysis based on higher-order fractals.  Proceedings of Vision and Visualization, SPIE, San Jose, CA, Feb., 1992, pp. 649-659.

Jiang, Hong J  (1987-1992)

  • Program: Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences - Biomedical Imaging
  • Thesis Title/Topic: Image Fusion of Multimodality 3-D Medical Images
  • Publication: A new approach to 3-D registration of multimodality medical images by surface matching.  Proceedings of the Second Conference on Visualization in Biomedical Computing, Oct. 13-16, 1992, Chapel Hill, NC, Vol. 1808, pp. 196-213.
  • Publication: Image registration of multimodality 3-D medical images by chamfer matching.  Proceedings of Vision and Visualization, SPIE, San Jose, CA, Feb., 1992, pp. 356-366.

Erickson, Bradley J. (1985-1989)

  • Program: M.D./Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences - Biomedical Imaging
  • Thesis Title/Topic: The Design and Implementation of a Personal Computer Workstation and Software Package for Interactive Display and Analysis of Three-Dimensional Biomedical Images
  • Publication:A desktop computer based workstation for display and analysis of 3-D and 4-D biomedical images.  Proceedings of SCAMC - Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care.  Washington, DC, November 1-4, 1987, pp. 553-560.

Teslow, Terrance N. (completed 6/28/85)

  • Program: Ph.D.,Biophysics (U. of Minnesota)
  • Thesis Title/Topic: Quantitative Assessment of Myocardial Perfusion Using Dynamic Three-Dimensional X-Ray Computed Tomography

Acharya, Rajgopal S. (1982-1984)

  • Program: Ph.D., Electrical Engg. (U. of Minnesota)
  • Thesis Title/Topic: A Time Domain Signal Processing Approach To Improve Reconstruction of Moving Objects Using High Speed Computed Tomography
  • Publication: High-speed 3-D imaging of the beating heart using temporal estimation.  Computer Vision, Graphics, and Image Processing  39:279-290, 1987.
  • Publication: Image segmentation algorithm for quantitative assessment of joint space narrowing in rheumatoid arthritis.  Proceedings of the IASTED International Symposium on Applied Signal Processing and Digital Filtering, Paris, France, June 19-21, 1985.