The 7th National Image Guided Therapy Workshop

The 7th Image Guided Therapy Workshop was successfully held on September 18-19, 2014 at MIT with 109 registered attendees. The meeting was held in conjunction with MICCAI 2014. The program was divided into 5 oral sessions (Brain, Ultrasound, Robotics, Pelvic/Abdominal/Skin, and Endovascular) and a poster session. It included 23 talks and 22 poster presentations. On September 19, there were guided tours of the AMIGO Suite at BWH.

Proceedings of the Workshop

The goal of this workshop series was to introduce new investigators to the community, help foster collaborations across institutions, asses the current needs and opportunities in the field of image-guided interventions and NCIGT’s role as a US national center in relation to the greater IGT community.

Important Dates

Workshop: Thursday, September 18, 2014 at MIT.

AMIGO Tours: Friday, September 19, 2014 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.


Thursday, September 18, 2014
MIT Building#W20 (Student Center), Room 306 (map)
Session Time Title Presenter
8:00 AM Opening Remarks Tina Kapur, PhD
Harvard Medical School
8:10-9:30 AM
Session Chair: Michael Miga, PhD
8:10 AM Introduction to Session I Michael Miga, PhD
8:20 AM Open-Source 3D Ultrasound Visualization for ease of Interpretation during Brain Tumor Resection Alexandra Golby, MD
Harvard Medical School
8:32 AM Sensitivity-Based Acquisition Model for Intra-Operative Positron Imaging in Neurosurgery Frederic Monge, PhD Candidate
Université de Rennes, France
8:44 AM Importance of MR Imaging Feedback in the Administration of Therapeutics via Convection Enhanced Delivery Alastair J. Martin, PhD
University of California, San Francisco
8:56 AM Preliminary predictions from an inverse problem-trained model Samuel Fahrenholtz, PhD candidate
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
9:08 AM Two-tensor Unscented Kalman Filter Tractography Offers Improved Corticospinal Tract Modeling by Resolving the Effects of Peritumoral Edema and Crossing Fibers Lauren O’Donnell, PhD
Harvard Medical School
11:00 AM -12:00 PM
Session Chair: David Hawkes, PhD
University College of London
11:00 AM Introduction to Session III David Hawkes, PhD
University College of London
11:10 AM Real-time EM navigated breast conserving surgery: phantom and cadaver experiments Gabor Fichtinger, PhD
Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada
11:22 AM Towards ProbeSight: Integration of a prior high-resolution 3D surface map into a probe-mounted camera system to locate the ultrasound probe relative to the patient Jihang Wang, PhD candidate
University of Pittsburgh
11:34 AM Bidimensional Localization of Active Ultrasound Markers Guillaume Custillon, PhD
Grenoble CIC-IT, France
11:46 AM Automatic Recognition of the Target Plane in 3D Ultrasound with EpiGuide Mehran Pesteie, PhD candidate
University of British Columbia
12:00-1:00 PM LUNCH
1:00-2:00 PM
Session Chair: Junichi Tokuda, PhD
Harvard Medical School
1:00 PM Introduction to Session IV Junichi Tokuda, PhD
Harvard Medical School
1:08 PM Multisection Tendon-Driven Robot with Prismatic Joint for Neuroendoscopy Noby Hata, PhD
Harvard Medical School
1:20 PM MRI-Powered, imaged and controlled actuators for interventional robots Ouajdi Felfoul, PhD
Boston Children’s Hospital & Harvard Medical School
1:32 PM Real-Time Dynamic Scan Plane Control for Effective MRI-Guided Robotic Interventions Mahamadou Diakite, PhD
University of Maryland
1:44 PM Fusion of laparoscopic ultrasound with MRI during robotically assisted nephrectomies Samuel Kadoury, PhD
Polytechnique Montreal
1:56-3:00 PM
Session Chair: Kristy Brock, PhD
University of Michigan
1:56 PM Introduction to Session V Kristy Brock, PhD
University of Michigan
2:04 PM Lightfield 3D Endoscope for Minimally Invasive Surgery Jason Geng, PhD
2:16 PM Implementing Therapeutic Dose-Volume Liver Response in Biomechanical Modeling Daniel Polan
University of Michigan
2:28 PM Oxygenation Assessment in Residual Gynecologic Cancers after External Beam Radiation: Preliminary Characterization using T2* Mapping Pelin Aksit Ciris, PhD
Harvard Medical School
2:40 PM Reflectance Confocal Microscopy to Guide Laser Ablation of Basal Cell Carcinomas Heidy Sierra, PhD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
2:52 PM In vivo Confirmation of THz Wound Edema Imaging for Burn Surgery Using MR Neha Bajwa, MS
University of California, Los Angeles
3:30-5:00 PM
Session Chair:
Pelin Ciris, PhD
Harvard Medical School
3:30 PM Introduction to Session VI Pelin Ciris, PhD
Harvard Medical School
3:38 PM Magnetically Assisted Remote-controlled Endovascular Catheter for Interventional MR Imaging: In Vitro Navigation at 1.5 T versus X-ray Fluoroscopy Steven W. Hetts, MD
University of California, San Francisco
3:50 PM How New High-Resolution Detector Systems can have High Impact on Minimally Invasive Image-Guided Interventions Stephen Rudin, PhD
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
4:02 PM Positive contrast spiral imaging of a nitinol guidewire Adrienne E Campbell-Washburn, PhD
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
4:14 PM MRI-based computer models using T1-mapping for guiding electrophysiology interventions Mihaela Pop, PhD
Sunnybrook Research Institute, University of Toronto, Canada
4:26 PM Vascular Repair by MR RF Coagulation Ouri Cohen, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School


Poster Program

Finite element based biomechanical analysis of cranial shapes for craniosynostosis surgical correction. Ricardo Ortiz, Andrew Bauer, Andinet Enquobahrie, Nabile Safdar, Gary Rogers and Marius Linguraru

Tissue characterization and blurring identification in temporal lobe epilepsy. Luiz Murta and Ron Kikinis

Mutual Information Registration of MRI for Neurosurgical Applications. Meysam Torabi, Anil Shetty and Ashok Gowda

Low Intensity Focused Ultrasound Acoustic Characterization Through Skull. Meghedi Babakhanian, Bryan Nowroozi, George Saddik, Ashkan Maccabi and Warren Grundfest

Development and Validation of an Endovascular Chemotherapy Filter Device for Removing High-Dose Doxorubicin from the Blood: In Vivo Porcine Study. Anand Patel, Jeffrey Yang, Maythem Saeed, Bradford Thorne, Prasheel Lillaney, Leo Sze, Daniel Cooke, Albert Chin, Mark Wilson and Steven Hetts

Quantitative ultra-high resolution MR imaging using magnetic nanoparticles. Codi Gharagouzloo and Srinivas Sridhar

Water Relaxation Parameters and the State of Protein Coagulation in Vascular Repair by MR Coagulation. Ming Zhao and Jerome Ackerman

Rapid Segmentation of the Median Nerve for a Video-Guided Ultrasound System. Aaron Sun, Vikas Shivaprabhu, Jihang Wang, John Galeotti, Vijay Gorantla and George Stetten

Assessment of In-vivo Corneal Hydration using Terahertz Imaging. Shijun Sung, Neha Bajwa, James Garritano, David Bennett, Bryan Nowroozi, Jean-Pierre Hubschman, Sophie Deng, Warren Grundfest and Zachary Taylor

Implementation of gesture control concepts for data accessibility in intraoperative settings. Franklin King, Saskia M. Camps, Andras Lasso, Tobias Penzkofer, Steve Pieper, Tina Kapur and Gabor Fichtinger

Usability Evaluation of a Touchless User Interface for 3D Slicer. Saskia Camps, Franklin King, Andras Lasso, Steve Pieper, Tina Kapur, Gabor Fichtinger and Tobias Penzkofer

Feasibility of intraoperative imaging with reflectance confocal microscopy to potentially guide Mohs surgery. Eileen Flores, Miguel Cordova, Kivanc Kose, William Phillips, Anthony Rossi, Kishwer Nehal and Milind Rajadyaksha

Electromagnetic Tracking for Catheter Path Reconstruction. Elodie Lugez, Hossein Sadjadi, Selim G. Akl and Gabor Fichtinger

Effect of Data Acquisition Speed and Technique on the Identification of Brachytherapy Source Positions with an Electromagnetic Tracker. Sarah Don, Robert Cormack, Akila Viswanathan and Antonio Damato

Bi-exponential diffusion analysis in normal prostate and prostate cancer: transition vs peripheral zone considerations. Thiele Kobus, Andriy Fedorov, Fiona Fennessy, Robert Mulkern, Clare Tempany and Stephan Maier

Quantitative and volumetric analysis of prostate cancer using mpMRI: a comparison of whole¬mount correlation versus routine histopathology report. Andriy Fedorov, Tobias Penzkofer, Mark Vangel, Michelle Hirsch, Clare Tempany and Fiona Fennessy

Clinical Application of 4-DOF Needle Guiding Manipulator for MRI-guided Transperineal Prostate Biopsy. Junichi Tokuda, Kemal Tuncali, Sohrab Eslami, Weijian Shang, Gang Li, Niravkumar Amrutlal Patel, Tamas Heffter, Gregory Fischer, Iulian Iordachita, Everette Clif Burdette, Nobuhiko Hata and Clare Tempany

Evaluation of Breast Tissue with Confocal Strip Mosaicking Microscopy: a potential platform for rapid pathology to guide surgery. Sanjee Abeytunge, Gary Peterson, Ricardo Toledo-Crow, Monica Morrow, Melissa Murray and Milind Rajadhyaksha

CT based Radiomics data predicts for nodal involvement and overall survival in NSCLC. Thibaud Coroller, Patrick Grossmann, Emmanuel Rios Velazquez, Raymond Mak and Hugo Aerts

Comparative Study of Validation Metrics for Percutaneous Microwave Ablation against a 4D Thermal Simulation. Garron Deshazer, Scott Collins, Edward Walsh, Damian Dupuy and Derek Merck

Lung segmentation in 3D CT Images of Induced Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Alfredo Morales Pinzón, Maciej Orkisz, Jean-Christophe Richard, Claude Guérin and Marcela Hernández Hoyos

Advanced Approaches to Ultrasound Calibration: Planning a MICCAI Challenge. Emad Boctor, Kirby Vosburgh and Gabor Fichtinger

Registration Information

To register, please visit the Registration Site.

Registration Fee: USD 125

PLEASE NOTE THAT WHEN YOU REGISTER, you will have the option to register for the MICCAI international conference as well as other meetings in addition to this Image Guided Therapy (IGT) Workshop. To register for this IGT workshop, please check the box for “Post-conference Workshops, Challenges, Tutorials, Thursday, September 18”, then choose the “attending full-day session” and then select the “Image Guided Therapy Workshop”, as illustrated below.

On Friday September 19, we will be offering tours of the Advanced Multimodality Image Guided Operating (AMIGO) suite. Please check one of the Friday tours (morning or afternoon) (see picture below) to join these tours and experience first-hand this unique and innovative clinical testbed for IGT research. Please do register early because these tours have limited capacity (100) and are open to all MICCAI attendees (typically 1000) and will be filled on a first come first served basis.

Post-Registration Information

Registration Check-in: You may pick up your materials at the the pre-registration desk, which will be available in the lobby of MIT’s Kresge Auditorium on Sunday-Thursday, September 14-18, beginning at 7:00 am daily. Materials will be filed under your last name.

Cancellations and Changes: Cancellations before August 1, 2014 are subject to a 20% penalty fee. No refunds will be granted after that date. No refunds will be given for portions of the registration not being used. All refunds will be made in US dollars and will be processed in the manner in which the original payment was submitted, with the possible exception of wire payments which, at the organizers’ discretion, may be refunded via check. If a refund is made via wire transfer, any bank fees will be deducted from the refund. Credit card refunds will be issued to the original card.

If the conference is cancelled for reasons beyond the organizers’ control, payments will be refund less any expenses incurred by the conference.

Requests for cancellations, substitutions, or other changes may be made online until September 1, 2014. To cancel or make a change after that date, please send email to conferences-www at

Registration Questions: Please contact MIT Conference Services at conferences-www at or call 617.253.1700.

Accessibility: To request disability accommodation, please contact MIT Conference Services at conferences-www at


The speaking time is 10 minutes, and 2 minutes for questions. The talk should cater to non-experts who are interested in learning about the big picture of what your lab does (technology-wise, disease-wise), why it is important to IGT, and then into the specifics of the project.

Please create a summary slide for the talk and put in the shared Dropbox Folder (20140918_IGT_Workshop_MIT) by Sunday, September 14th. The session chair will use these slides to introduce the session.

The final talk should be in the shared Dropbox Folder by Wednesday, September 17th 12noon so that we can test it on the podium laptop (mac) should a last minute need arise. The actual presentation can be done from your own laptop or the podium laptop.


The posters should printed, be no bigger than 48 inches by 48 inches, and may be in landscape or portrait orientation. Please bring the posters to the workshop room (which will be announced shortly) between 7:30 and 8am on the day of the workshop, and hang these in assigned spaces. We expect to be able to have the workshop room available to us the evening of the 17th, and if that is the case we will notify you and you are welcome to hang your posters on the evening of the 17th.


1. Jerome Ackerman :: Massachusetts General Hospital
2. Meghedi Babakhanian :: UCLA-Center For Advanced Surgical & Interventional
3. Arthur Baghdanian :: Boston Medical Center
4. Neha Bajwa :: UCLA
5. Spyridon Bakas :: Kingston University
6. Christos Bergeles :: The Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College
7. Emad Boctor :: Johns Hopkins University
8. Kristy Brock :: Princess Margaret Hospital University of Toronto
9. Adrienne Campbell-Washburn :: National Institutes of Health
10. Danielle Chamberlain :: Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
11. Gabriele Chiusano :: Universita’ Di Genova
12. Pelin Ciris :: Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
13. Ouri Cohen :: Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging
14. Assaf Cohen :: Haifa University
15. Thibaud Coroller :: Dana Farber Cancer Institute
16. Stephane Cotin :: INRIA Lille Nord Europe
17. Neil Crawford :: Globus Medical Inc.
18. Guillaume Custillon :: TIMC-IMAG
19. Sandeep Dalal :: Philips Research North America
20. Garron Deshuzer :: Brown University
21. Samuel Deslauriers-Gauthier :: University of Sherbrooke
22. Mahamadou Diakite :: University of Maryland
23. Karl Diedrich :: AZE Technology Inc.
24. Sarah Don :: Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
25. Pierre Dupont :: Boston Children’s Hospital
26. Philip Edgcumbe :: University of British Columbia
27. Samuel Fahrenholtz :: MD Anderson Cancer Center
28. Andriy Fedorov :: Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
29. Ouajdi Felfoul :: Boston Children’s Hospital
30. Aaron Fenster :: Robarts Research Institution
31. Gabor Fichtinger :: Queen’s University
32. Eileen Flores :: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
33. Charles Florin :: Siemens
34. David Fuentes :: MD Anderson Cancer Center
35. Charles Garraud :: B-Com
36. Jason Geng :: Xigen LLC
37. Codi Gharagouzloo :: Northeastern University
38. Xiaoyu Guo :: Johns Hopkins University
39. Andac Hamamci :: Fondazione Santa Lucia
40. Chafiaa Hamitouche :: Institut Mines Telecom / Telecom Bretagne
41. Nobuhiko Hata :: Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
42. Frida Hauler :: Medical University Vienna
43. Dave Hawkes :: University College London
44. Steven Hetts :: University of California San Francisco
45. Matthew Holden :: Queen’s University
46. Leslie Holton :: Medtronic ST Neurosurgery
47. Shelley HuaLei Zhang :: Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
48. Pierre Jannin :: LTSI INSERM U1099
49. Norbert Johnson :: Globus Medical Inc.
50. Samuel Kadoury :: Polytechnique Montreal
51. Hiroshi Kage :: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
52. Tina Kapur :: Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
53. Ramy Khalil :: Scimitar Inc.
54. Ron Kikinis :: Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
55. Franklin King :: Queen’s University
56. Xiong Li :: Second Xiangya Hospital
57. Frank Lindseth :: SINTEF / NTNU
58. Elodie Lugez :: Queen’s University
59. Ivan Macia :: Vicomtech-IK4
60. Bruno Madore :: Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
61. John Magill ::
62. Wang Manning :: Fudan University
63. Alastair Martin :: University of California San Francisco
64. Tejas Mathai :: Carnegie Mellon University
65. Matt McGowan :: Globus Medical Inc.
66. Guy Medan :: Hebrew University of Jerusalem
67. Alireza Mehrtash :: Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
68. Frédéric Monge :: LTSI INSERM U1099
69. Michel Moreau :: Elekta
70. Luiz Murta :: University of Sao Paulo
71. Ram Naidu :: BK Medical ApS
72. Kishwer Nehal :: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
73. John O’Connor ::
74. Ricardo Ortiz :: Kitware, Inc.
75. Hiroyuki Oya :: University of Iowa
76. Xenophon Papademetris :: Yale University
77. Javier Pascau :: Universidad Carlos III De Madrid
78. Seyed Mehran Pesteie :: University of British Columbia
79. Terry Peters :: Robarts Research Institution
80. Steve Pieper :: Isomics, Inc.
81. Alfredo Morales Pinzon :: Universidad De Los Andes
82. Daniel Polan :: University of Michigan
83. Mihaela Pop :: Sunnybrook Research Institute
84. Philip Pratt :: Imperial College
85. Milind Rajadhyaksha :: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
86. Stephen Rudin :: SUNY
87. Yusuke Sakamoto :: University of Texas
88. Michael Scherer ::
89. Ravi Seethamraju :: Siemens Healthcare
90. Amitkumar Shah :: Technical University Munich
91. Yonghong Shi :: Fudan University
92. Heidy Sierra :: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
93. Oudom Somphone :: Philips Research MediSys
94. Hao Su ::
95. Shijun Sung :: UCLA
96. Zeike Taylor :: University of Sheffield
97. Clare Tempany :: Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
98. Meysam Torabi :: Visualase Inc.
99. Tom Vercauteren :: UCLA
100. Kirby Vosburgh :: Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
101. Jihang Wang :: University of Pittsburgh
102. Wei Wang :: Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
103. Wolfgang Wein :: ImFusion GmbH
104. Andrew Wiles :: Northern Digital Inc
105. Sanjay Yengul :: Boston University
106. Wenyao Zhang :: Beijing Institute of Technology
107. Chenxi Zhang :: Fudan University
108. Ming Zhao :: Massachusetts General Hospital
109. Qingyu Zhao :: UNC
110. Song Zhijian :: Fudan University


Prospective attendees are encouraged to submit abstracts describing their research in image-guided therapy for consideration in the Oral and Poster Sessions of the workshop.

Abstract Guidelines

Abstracts should be 1 page (8.5 inch x 11 inch page, US letter size), submitted in acrobat pdf format, with 1 inch margins, maximum 6 lines per inch (single spaced in software such as MS Word), in size 11 Arial Font.

Abstract submissions should include Title, Author(s), Affiliation(s), and five sections: Purpose, Methods, Results, Conclusions, Funding Source(s), identified by bold headers.

Funding source(s) for the work, if any, must be acknowledged in the abstract.

Images in abstracts are encouraged.

Please do not submit material that is not ready for public dissemination, or has been previously published in the form that you submit for this workshop.

The program committee will review all submissions, and assign acceptances to either poster or oral presentation.

All abstracts will be published in a workshop proceedings and made available publicly on the workshop website.

Submission Page:

Abstracts are due by July 12, 2014.