The Surgical
Planning Lab

Building the future of medicine
for twenty-five years
Celebration and Reunion
April 8-9, 2016
Brigham and Women's Hospital &
Harvard Medical School


The Surgical Planning Laboratory at the Brigham and Women's Hospital proudly invites you to help celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary.

From humble beginnings in corners of unused spaces in the Radiology Department at Brigham and Women's Hospital, the SPL has evolved into a leading institution in medical image computing, both investigating novel technologies and using them for biomedical research. SPL alumni and alumnae have pioneers ideas in medicine in industry and academia both locally and throughout the world.

Please join us for a celebration symposium and reunion in Boston on April 8 and 9, 2016.

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Friday, April 8, 5-7.30pm

Reception at Cabot Auditorium, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 45 Francis Street lobby (map)

Saturday, April 9, 9am-12 noon

Symposium at Joseph P. Martin Center, Harvard Medical School (directions)


David Banks Diffusion of Water Molecules Demonstrated by 3D-Printed Manipulatives
Andriy Fedorov, Christian Herz, Peter Behringer, Kemal Tuncali and Clare Tempany 3D Slicer Informatics Platform for MR-guided Prostate Interventions
Ofer Pasternak, Marek Kubicki, Rene Mandl and Iris Sommer Associations of Auditory Verbal Hallucinations with Microstructural Abnormalities in Medication Free Non-Psychotic Subjects
Qing Li, Yang Song and Weidong Cai ABF Boosted Convolutional Neural Network for Apoptosis Detection
Sandy Wells Medical Image Informatics via Hypothesis-Free Features
Joachim Kettenbach, Grzegorz Toporek and Stefan Weber Stereotactic Free-hand vs. Instrument-guided Needle Puncture using CT imaging in vitro, 2
Sylvain Jaume Prediction of Burglaries Based on Public Transportation Data
Fotis Drakopoulos and Nikos Chrisochoides Lattice-Based Multi-Tissue Mesh Generation for Biomedical Applications
Fotis Drakopoulos and Nikos Chrisochoides Deformable Registration of Pre-Op MRI with iMRI for Brain Tumor Resection: Progress Report
Nikos Chrisochoides, Andrey Chernikov and Christos Tsolakis Extreme Scale Mesh Generation for Big-Data Medical Images
Jayender Jagadeesan, Thomas Lee and Daniel Ruan 3D MRI-Guided Parathyroidectomy and Intraoperative Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Identification
Hans Knutsson and Carl-Fredrik Westin Finding Optimal Sets of Acquisition Sequences for dMRI of Tissue Micro-structure
Filip Szczepankiewicz, Danielle van Westen, Elisabeth Englund, Carl-Fredrik Westin, Freddy Ståhlberg, Jimmy Lätt, Pia Sundgren and Markus Nilsson Imaging Cell Eccentricity in Meningioma by Multidimensional Diffusion MRI
Prashin Unadkat, Antonio Meola, Anna L. Roethe, Olutayo Ibukunolu Olubiyi, Ossama Al- Mefty, Edward R. Laws, G. Rees Cosgrove, Thomas C. Lee and Alexandra J. Golby Intra-operative Imaging in Neurosurgery: Our Experience in the AMIGO Suite
Karin Bryskhe and Daniel Topgaard The Hex Phantom
Marco Nolden Open-source Semantic Data Infrastructure for Cognition-guided Surgery
Lauren O'Donnell Automated Fiber Tract Identification in Neurosurgical Planning: Preliminary Results
Fan Zhang Fiber Clustering based Tractography Segmentation for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Prediction
Kevin Cleary Needle Guidance for Shoulder Arthrography using a Body-mounted MRI-Compatible Robot
Kayhan Batmanghelich Generative Method to Discover Genetically Driven Image Biomarkers
Valentin Demeusy and Michael Halle A WebGL-based Anatomy Atlas Viewer
Samson Timoner An Intelligent Video Conferencing Collaboration Platform