Surgical Planning Laboratory - Brigham & Women's Hospital - Boston, Massachusetts USA - a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School

Surgical Planning Laboratory

Kiyo Chinzei Ph.D. (April - May 1991, June 2001-March 2003)

Research Fellow Surgical Planning Laboratory Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital

My major interest is technologies for surgical assistance. I was awarded the degree from the University of Tokyo in 1993, then I joined National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Japan, which is my affiliation in Japan. I am the leader of Surgical Assist Technology group in AIST.

Currently I am concentrating on MR/T Robot project, a collaboration between SPL, Johns Hopkins University, under NSF Engineering Research Center 'Computer Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology'. It is also an international joint between ERC and AIST.

Research Areas

  • MR compatibility of Mechatronics, MR compatible Surgical Assist Robot.
  • Biomechanics of very soft tissues.

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Post: SPL, Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital 75 Francis St. Boston, MA 02115, USA TEL: +1-617-278-0538 (Office) +1-617-732-6959 (Lab.) FAX: +1-617-582-6033

Office: Room TH-329, Thorn building (Office) Room ASB-II L1-050 (Lab.)

Contact in Japan: You can also contact Surgical Assist Technology Group in AIST Tsukuba Campus. Tel: 0298-61-7120 Fax: 0298-61-7865 Nihongo no e-mail OK desu.

Simple CV

2001.4 Research Fellow, Surgical Planning Laboratory, Brigham & Women's Hospital According to reorganization in AIST, launch Surgical Assist Technology group. 2000.5 Lecturer, Dept. Neurosurgery of Tokyo Women's Medical University 1993.4 Join Biomechanics Div., MEL, AIST 1993.3 Awarded Ph.D. from University of Tokyo. 1989.4-1991.4 Study at CVAP Lab., Royal Inst Tech, Sweden. Joined EEC project "Vision As Process". Contributed to algorithms to find parallel lines in 2D scene and coplaner lines in 3D stereo-matched line description.

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