VCBM 2014 Invited Speakers

Visual Computing in Healthcare – from the Research Lab into the Hospital 

Nigel W. John, Bangor University, UK

Nigel W. John, Bangor University, UK

Prof Nigel John leads a specialist unit in Wales called the “Advanced Medical Imaging and Visualization Unit”, established in 2011 and funded by the Wales government. The unit employs eight computer science researchers who collaborate with clinicians from many different medical specialities to identify and implement visual computing solutions within a hospital. We have undertaken a wide variety of projects covering simulation of medical procedures for training, image analysis, intra-operative assistance, and anatomy education. In this talk Prof John will present a few case studies from the unit’s project portfolio and discuss some of the challenges involved in deploying visual computing solutions in a hospital setting.

Website: Medical Imaging Unit at Bangor University, UK

Website: Nigel W. John, Bangor University, UK


Medical Visualization, what next?

Anna Vilanova, TU Delft, NL

Anna Vilanova, TU Delft, NL

Anna Vilanova has been developing research in the field of Medical Visualization for more than fifteen years. She is currently leading a group that deals with different aspects of Medical Visualization within the Computer Graphics and Visualization group at Delft University of Technology. The rapid evolution of medical imaging scanners provides imaging information that is continuously increasing in size and complexity. Furthermore, other sources of information ,e.g., genome expression data, are becoming available in clinical settings. Exploiting the richness of information present in this data poses visualization challenges that go far beyond the traditional volume rendering. In this talk, she will present her view on the past, present and future of medical visualization as a research field.

Website: Anna Vilanova, TU Delft, NL