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MRI-guided Cryoablation Safely Freezes Tumors in the Spine

November 13, 2018

Treatment of epidural tumours located in the spinal canal can be highly challenging, due to the risk of causing irreversible damage. To address this challenge, a medical team at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute have performed a study showing that MRI-guided cryoablation is feasible for treating such epidural tumours.

Principal investigator Thomas Lee demonstrates an active cryoprobe that had just been tested in water to ensure formation of...

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William M. Wells, III, PhD Receives 2017 Enduring Impact Award

September 18, 2018
William M. Wells, III, PhD (Sandy), Professor of Radiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, has been awarded the 2017 Enduring Impact award from The Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention Society (The MICCAI Society), tweeted about here: https://twitter.com/hashtag/MICCAI2018?src=hash&lang=en, among many other achievements, Dr. Wells is recognized for the STAPLE algorithm, Simultaneous Truth and Performance Level Estimation for the validation of... Read more about William M. Wells, III, PhD Receives 2017 Enduring Impact Award
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Frank Preiswerk Receives Second Best Abstract Award

July 12, 2018

Frank Preiswerk, PhD, of the Department of Radiology, earned the Second Best Abstract Award at the 2018 International Workshop on Osteoarthritis Imaging (IWOAI) for his work on detection of bone marrow lesion (BML) segmentation using deep learning, a subset of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Preiswerk’s project examined whether an advanced computer algorithm could identify BML segmentation as accurately as experienced radiologists – ultimately finding that both methods were nearly equivalent. Preiswerk and his team noted that, given the time and resources...

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World Medical Innovation Forum 2018

April 24, 2018

Drs. Natalie Agar, "Mass Spectrometry Imaging for Surgical Pathology and Oncology" and Andrey Fedorov, "Data Standardization for Advancing the Role of AI in Radiology", gave talks in the “First Look” session at the World Medical Innovation Forum: Artificial Intelligence, in Boston, MA. Drs. Natalie Agar, Alex Golby and Bruno Madore are recipients of Partners Innovation Discovery Grant Awards.

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International Symposium on Medical Robotics (ISMR) 2018

March 1, 2018
Jayender Jagadeesan, PhD, chaired a Oral Presentations Session at the International Symposium on Medical Robotics (ISMR) in Atlanta, GA. He also gave a semi-plenary lecture on “Precision-enabled Image-guided Surgery”.
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BWH Clinical & Research News: From Disney to Brain Surgery, the Solution is Graphics

October 24, 2017

The original article appered in the October 2017 issue of the BWH Clinical & Research News.

Sarah Frisken’s career path has taken her from academics to industry and back again. An electrical engineer by training, Frisken is skilled in computer graphics and has applied her computational expertise in a variety of...

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AI to Shape the Future of Medicine?

October 13, 2017
At Boston’s HUBweek session on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, practitioners—including two MIT alumnae—shared some challenges and opportunities. Tina Kapur SM ’95, PhD ’99 and Dina Katabi SM ’99, PhD ’03 discussed their work in AI and medicine at HUBweek 2017. The October 12 session explored how AI and deep learning are transforming the practice of medicine by helping clinicians diagnose and treat problems more quickly and accurately.... Read more about AI to Shape the Future of Medicine?
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Breakthrough Briefing: The Light We Share

July 27, 2017
To clinicians, researchers and technology enthusiasts, the BWH AMIGO suite represents the state-of-the-art in medical and surgical research environments. It offers advanced imaging equipment and interventional surgical systems in an operating room setting to guide treatment before, during and after surgery.
To many of our patients, AMIGO represents something more: hope in the face of a frightening diagnosis.
When Martha Zentis’ cancer returned, the mother of two found reason to hope, thanks to Alexandra Golby, MD, director of Image-Guided Neurosurgery, and Jessica... Read more about Breakthrough Briefing: The Light We Share
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The New Wave of Imaging Technology in Medicine

July 19, 2017

From the discovery of x-rays in 1895 to the utilization of ultrasound, MRI, and CT scanners in the 1960s and 70s, health care has long depended on imaging to provide the best quality diagnostics and care for patients. Now, as new forms of imaging such as virtual reality and augmented reality hit the scene, researchers including Jayender Jagadeesan, PhD, of the Surgical Planning Lab in the Radiology Department at BWH, look to bring these imaging techniques into the operating room. As the most immersive type of imaging, virtual reality (VR) takes the user into a completely...

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The Fifth Annual Radiology Research Symposium

June 23, 2017
The fifth annual Radiology Research Symposium was held on Friday June 23, 2017 at the Longwood Inn Conference Center. There were 25 posters presented representing a wide variety of Radiology research labs at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Giles Boland, MD, the Chair of the Radiology Department gave opening remarks as he addressed his first research symposium since taking over as Chair of the department in August 2016. Clare Tempany, MD, Vice Chair of Research in the department provided an update on the department’s research enterprise, including an...
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Focal Treatment of Prostate Cancer - The German Experience

May 16, 2017
Martin Schostak, MD, PhD, gives a talk at our Prostate Group Meeting. Dr. Schostak comes to us from Magdeburg in Germany, where he is Professor of Urology and Chairman of the University Department of Urology. He is Head of the Group of German Focal Treatment Experts. His specialty is uro-oncologic surgery and focal treatment of prostate and kidney cancer.
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