Paper Accepted to IEEE ICASSP

Congratulations to Arun Nair on the acceptance of his manuscript to the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP).

Paper ID: 3434
Title: A DEEP LEARNING BASED ALTERNATIVE TO BEAMFORMING ULTRASOUND IMAGES
Session Title: ‘SAM Poster Session 4: Beamforming’
Authors: AA Nair, T Tran, A Reiter, MAL Bell

This conference will take place 15–20 April 2018.

Brooke Wins Second Place in Undergrad Poster Competition

Congratulations to PULSE Lab undergraduate student Brooke Stephanian on her 2nd place win in the Optics and Photonics Conference at JHU! She presented a poster that summarized the work she completed this semester on the topic “Theoretical Simulation to Optimize Short-Lag Spatial Coherence (SLSC) Photoacoustic Image Quality”.

Conference website: https://engineering.jhu.edu/ece/osa/hopkins-photonics-conference/

Two PULSE Lab abstracts accepted to OSA Optics and Photonics Conference at JHU

Congrats to undergraduate student Brooke Stephanian and PhD student Derek Allman! Their abstracts were accepted to the 2017 Optics and Photonics Conference at Johns Hopkins University.

Brooke will present a poster entitled: Theoretical Simulation to Optimize Short-Lag Spatial Coherence (SLSC) Photoacoustic Image Quality 

Derek will give a presentation entitled: Using convolutional neural networks to eliminate reflection artifacts in experimental photoacoustic images

Conference details: https://engineering.jhu.edu/ece/osa/hopkins-photonics-conference/

Free registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/optics-and-photonics-conference-at-johns-hopkins-university-tickets-39142374897?aff=es2

Optics and Photonics Conference at Johns Hopkins University

The student chapter of the Optical Society of America at Johns Hopkins is hosting a day-long optics and photonics conference on Monday December 11, 2017.

The goal of this conference is to bring together leaders in the optical sciences from a wide range of subjects, to foster learning, collaboration, and to emphasize the impact optics and photonics have on a plethora of disciplines.

The conference will feature invited talks by the following researchers in various optics and photonics areas:

Nader Engheta
H. Nedwell Ramsey Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Jay Guo
Professor of Electrical Electronics and Computer Science, University of Michigan

Michelle Sander
Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Boston University

Audrey Bowden
Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, Stanford University

Giuliano Scarcelli
Assistant Professor, The Fischell Department of Bioengineering, University of Maryland

For more details: https://engineering.jhu.edu/ece/osa/hopkins-photonics-conference/

To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/optics-and-photonics-conference-at-johns-hopkins-university-tickets-39142374897?aff=es2

SPIE Medical Imaging Paper Accepted

Our paper, “Feasibility of photoacoustic guided hysterectomies with the da Vinci robot,” was accepted for Oral presentation at SPIE Medical Imaging in the Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling conference.

Session 2
Keynote and Medical Robotics

Tuesday 13 February 2018
10:10 AM – 12:10 PM

Feasibility of photoacoustic guided hysterectomies with the da Vinci robot
Paper 10576-9
Authors: Margaret Allard, Joshua Shubert, Muyinatu A. Lediju Bell

Congrats to Margaret, Josh, and Prof. Bell!

Three Abstracts Accepted to SPIE Photonics West

Three PULSE Lab abstracts were accepted to SPIE Photonics West in the BiOS Conference Track: Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2018 (Conference 10494). This conference track will take place Sunday- Wednesday  January -28-31, 2018 at the The Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.

  1. A novel drill design for photoacoustic guided surgeries 
    Paper 10494-18
    Authors: Joshua Shubert, Muyinatu Bell
    Session 3: Therapy Monitoring and Guidance II
    Sunday 28 January 2018
    1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
  2. Using convolutional neural networks to eliminate reflection artifacts in experimental photoacoustic images
    Paper 10494-190
    Authors: Derek Allman, Austin Reiter, Muyinatu Bell
    Session PTue: Posters-Tuesday
    Tuesday 30 January 2018
    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  3. Development and validation of a short-lag spatial coherence theory for photoacoustic imaging
    Paper 10494-193
    Authors: Michelle Graham, Muyinatu Bell
    Session PTue: Posters-Tuesday
    Tuesday 30 January 2018
    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Congrats to  Josh, Derek, and Michelle!

Conference track website: https://spie.org/PWB/conferencedetails/photons-plus-ultrasound

IEEE IUS 2017 Recap

We just returned from a successful, invigorating, and inspiring IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS) held in Washington, DC at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. Some photograph highlights of our involvement appear below.

Joshua Shubert presented his poster entitled “Photoacoustic Based Visual Servoing of Needle Tips to Improve Biopsy on Obese Patients

Derek Allman presented his poster entitled “A Machine Learning Method to Identify and Remove Reflection Artifacts in Photoacoustic Channel Data

Prof. Bell served on the 2017 IUS Organizing Committee as the Communications Chair. She received a certificate  from the UFFC Society President (Clark Nguyen, left) and Vice President for Ultrasonics (Jafar Saniie, right) in appreciation of her service.

Michelle Graham (photo unavailable) also presented her poster entitled “Theoretical Application of Short-Lag Spatial Coherence to Photoacoustic Imaging.”

PULSE Lab members additionally collaborated to contribute to the following papers:

 

Three Abstracts Accepted to IEEE IUS 2017

Three PULSE Lab abstracts were accepted for presentation during the 2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS) to be held on September 6-9, 2017 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington D.C., USA.

  1. “Theoretical Application of Short-Lag Spatial Coherence to Photoacoustic Imaging” to be presented by Michelle Graham in the MBB: Non linear and coherence imaging poster session, 3-4 pm on Thursday, September 7, 2017. (Abstract ID: 1526)
  2. “Photoacoustic Visual Servoing of Needle Tips to Improve Biopsy Targeting in Obese Patients” to be presented by Joshua Shubert in the MPA: Technical Developments in Photoacoustic Imaging poster session, 3-4 pm  on Friday, September 8, 2017. (Abstract ID: 1088)
  3. “Identification and removal of reflection artifacts in photoacoustic images using convolutional neural networks” to be presented by Derek Allman in the MIM: Machine learning poster session, 9:30-10:30 am on Saturday, September 9, 2017. (Abstract ID: 1523)

Congrats to Michelle, Josh, and Derek!

Symposium website: http://ewh.ieee.org/conf/ius/2017/

Four PULSE Lab Presentations at UITC 2017

PULSE Lab members presented the following four talks at the International Symposium on Ultrasonic Imaging and Tissue Characterization, June 5-7, 2017:

  1. Principal component short-lag spatial coherence imaging (PC-SLSC), Arun Asokan Nair, Trac D. Tran and Muyinatu A. Lediju Bell
  2. Photoacoustic-based visual servoing of needle tips to improve surgery on obese patients, Joshua Shubert and Muyinatu Bell
  3. Theoretical application of short-lag spatial coherence to photoacoustic imaging, Michelle Graham and Muyinatu Lediju Bell
  4. Evaluation of a convolutional neural network for identifying reflection artifacts in photoacoustic imaging, Derek M. Allman, Austin Reiter and Muyinatu A. Lediju Bell

Michelle (left) and Derek (right) giving their first PULSE Lab research presentations:

Symposium website: http://uitc-symposium.org/

ICRA Paper Accepted

Our paper “Improving the Safety of Telerobotic Drilling of the Skull Base Via Photoacoustic Sensing of the Carotid Arteries” was accepted for presentation at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Singapore, May 29-June 3, 2017.

Three Abstracts Accepted to SPIE Photonics West

Three abstracts from the PULSE Lab were accepted to SPIE Photonics West, which will take place January 28 – February 2, 2017 in San Francisco, California:

  • Paper 10064-18: A machine learning approach to identifying point source locations in photoacoustic data (29 January 2017 • 5:30 – 7:30 PM)
  • Paper 10064-101: Optimizing light delivery for a photoacoustic surgical system (29 January 2017 • 3:00 – 3:15 PM)
  • Paper 10064-125: Accuracy of a novel photoacoustic-based approach to surgical guidance performed with and without a da Vinci robot (29 January 2017 • 5:30 – 7:30 PM)

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BioRob Paper Accepted

Our paper, Feasibility of photoacoustic image guidance for telerobotic endonasal transsphenoidal surgery, which describes the first telesurgical photoacoustic image-guided navigation system setup implemented on a research da Vinci Surgical System, has been accepted as an oral presentation at the 6th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, June 26-29, 2016, in University Town, Singapore.