Medical Visual Computing

2016


Development of A Teen-Focused Exergame

Deborah Thompson, Dora Cantu, Madhur Rajendran, Mayur Rajendran, Tanay Bhargava, Yuting Zhang, Cheng Chen, Yan Liu, and Zhigang Deng

Games for Health Journal, 5(5), Oct 2016, pp.342-356.
[Editor's Choice High Impact Paper]

2014


GPU-Accelerated Interactive Visualization and Planning of Neurosurgical Interventions

Mario Rincon, Nikhil Navkar, Nikos Tsekos, and Zhigang Deng

IEEE Computer Graphics and Application (CG&A), Jan/Feb 2014, pp. 14-23.
[Featured on the magazine cover]

2013


Implementation of a Force-Feedback Interface for Fixed-Access Point Interventions with real time MRI guidance

Nick V. Sternberg, Atilla Kilicarslan, Nikhil Navkar, Zhigang Deng, Karolos Grigoriadis, and Nikos V. Tsekos

Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2013, Karlsruhe, Germany, May 2013.

Visual Force-Feedback Interfacing for Image-Guided Telemanipulated Robotic Surgical System

Nikhil V. Navkar

PhD Thesis, Department of Computer Science, University of Houston, 2013

A Framework for Integrating real-time MRI with Robot Control: Application to Simulated Transapical Cardiac Interventions

Nikhil Navkar, Zhigang Deng, Dipan J. Shah, and Nikos V. Tsekos

IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (TBME), April 2013, 60(4), pp. 1023-1033.

2012


A Surface-based 3D Dendritic Spine Detection Approach from Confocal Microscopy Images

Qing Li, and Zhigang Deng

IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP), March 2012, 21(3), pp. 1223-1230

Intraoperative Registration of Preoperative 4D Cardiac Anatomy with real-time MR images

Xifeng Gao, Nikhil Navkar, Dipan J. Shah, Nikos V. Tsekos, and Zhigang Deng

Proc. of IEEE International Conference on BioInformatics and BioEngineering (BIBE) 2012, Larnaca, Cyprus, Nov 11-13, 2012, pp. 583-588.

Robot-Assisted Mechanical Scanning and Co-Registration of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Light-Induced Flurescence

Ahmet Sonmez, William Spees, Azcan Ozcan, Zhigang Deng, Andrew G. Webb, and Nikos V. Tsekos

Proc. of Fourth IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob) 2012, Rome, Italy, June 24-28, 2012, pp. 775-780
[Finalist for Best Student Paper Award]

Visual and Force-Feedback Guidance for Robot-Assisted Interventions in the Beating Heart with Real-Time MRI

Nikhil Navkar, Zhigang Deng, Dipan J. Shah, Kostas Berkis, and Nikos V. Tsekos

Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2012, St Paul, MN, May 14-18, 2012, pp. 689-694
[Runner-up of Best Medical Robotics Paper Award]

2011


A Global Spatial Similarity Optimization Scheme to Track Large Numbers of Dendritic Spines in Time-lapse Confocal Microscopy

Qing Li, Zhigang Deng, Yong Zhang, Xiaobo Zhou, U. Valntin Nagerl, and Stephen T. C. Wong

IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging (TMI), 30(3), March 2011, pp. 632-641

A Novel Virtual Reality Environment for Preoperative Planning and Simulation of Image Guided Intracardiac Surgeries with Robotic Manipulators

Erol Yeniaras, Zhigang Deng, Mushabbar A. Syed, Mark Davies, and Nikos V. Tsekos

Proc. of Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 2011 Conference(MMVR), Long Beach, CA, Feb 2011, pp. 716-722

Algorithms for Dendritic Spine Detection and Tracking in Time-Lapse Microscopy Neuron Images

Qing Li

PhD Thesis, Department of Computer Science, University of Houston, 2011

An approach for robot-assisted biosensing: Demonstration with MRI-guided MR spectroscopy

Ahmet Onmez, Yousef Hedayati, Andrew G. Webb, Zhigang Deng, and Nikos V. Tsekos

Proc. of 10th IEEE International Workshop on Biomedical Engineering (BIOENG) 2011, Kos, Greece, Oct 2011, pp. 1-4

Comparison of Reaching Kinematics during Mirror and Parallel Robot Assisted Movements

Zahra Kadivar, Cynthia Sung, Zachary Thompson, Marcia O'Malley, Michael Liebschner, and Zhigang Deng

Proc. of Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 2011 Conference(MMVR), Long Beach, CA, Feb 2011, pp. 247-253

Extracting Geometric Features of Aortic-Valve Annulus Motion from Dynamic Cardiac MRI for Guiding Interventions

Nikhil Navkar, Erol Yeniaras, Dipan J. Shah, Nikos V. Tsekos, and Zhigang Deng

Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI) 2011, Chicago, IL, March 2011, pp. 1302-1305

Generation of 4D Access Corridors from Real-Time Multislice MRI for Guiding Transapical Aortic Valvuloplasties

Nikhil Navkar, Erol Yeniaras, Dipan J. Shah, Nikos V. Tsekos, and Zhigang Deng

Proc. of International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) 2011, Toronto, Canada, Sep 2011, pp. 251-258

Magnetic Resonance Based Control of A Robotic Manipulator for Interventions in the Beating Heart

Erol Yeniaras, Johann Lamaury, Nikhil Navkar, Dipan J. Shah, Karen Chin, and Nikos V. Tsekos

Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2011, Shanghai, China, May 2011, pp. 6270-6275

MR-based Real Time Path Planning for Cardiac Operations with Transapical Access

Erol Yeniaras, Nikhil Navkar, Ahmet Sonmez, Dipan J. Shah, Zhigang Deng, and Nikos V. Tsekos

Proc. of International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) 2011, Toronto, Canada, Sep 2011, pp. 25-32

2010


Towards A New Cyber-Physical System for MRI-Guided and Robot-Assisted Cardiac Procedures

Eerol Yeniaras, Johann Lamaury, Zhigang Deng, and Nikos V. Tsekos

Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine (ITAB) 2010, Corfu, Greece, Nov 2010, pp. 1-5

Visualization and Planning of Neurosurgical Interventions with Straight Access

Nilhil Navkar, Nikos V. Tsekos, Jason Stafford, Jeffrey Weinberg, and Zhigang Deng

Proc. of the 1st International Conference on Information Processing in Computer-Assisted Intervention (IPCAI) 2010, Geneva, Switzerland, June 2010, pp. 1-11

2009


A Novel Surface-based Geometric Approach for 3D Dentritic Spline Detection From Multi-Photon Excitation Microscopy Images

Qing Li, Xiaobo Zhou, Zhigang Deng, Matthew Baron, Merilee A. Teylan, Yong Kim, and Stephen T. C. Wong

Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI) 2009, Boston, MA, June 2009, pp. 1255-1258

An Interactive Geometrical Technique for Upper and Lower Teeth Segmentation

Binh H. Le, Zhigang Deng, James Xia, Yu-Bng Chang, and Xiaobo Zhou

Proc. International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) 2009, London, UK, Oct 2009, pp. 968-975

2008


A Novel Visual System for Expressive Facial Motion Data Exploration

Tanasai Sucontphunt, Xiaoru Yuan, Qing Li, and Zhigang Deng

Proc. IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis) 2008, Kyoto, Japan, May 2008, pp. 103-110