Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

NRE 8011/8012 and MP 6011/6012 Seminar

Nuclear & Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs


Multimodality Image-Guided Medical Interventions


Dr. Baowei Fei


Emory School of Medicine


Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 11:00:00 AM


Boggs Building, Room Boggs 3-47


Lei Zhu


During the past decade, significant advances in medical imaging technologies have been made in such areas as MRI, PET, CT, SPECT, and ultrasound imaging. As a result, there is a tremendous need to synthesize the information obtained from multiple imaging modalities and sources. Image registration and fusion are to (1) integrate multiple information streams acquired from different imaging technologies into a single coherent picture, (2) provide efficient methods and procedures for mapping the properties of tissues in space and time, and (3) integrate complementary information for improved diagnosis and therapy. This talk will focus on multimodality imaging and its applications in image-guided medical interventions.


Dr. Fei is a Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Scholar and is in charge of the Quantitative BioImaging Laboratory (www.feilab.org) at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Fei received his PhD degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a recipient of the US Department of Defense Postdoctoral Traineeship Award. He joined the Emory Radiology after leaving Case Western Reserve University, where he was in charge of the Multimodality Image Analysis Laboratory. Dr. Fei serves as an Editor for Advances in Molecular Imaging, an Associate Editor for Medical Physics, an Editorial Board Member for Clinical Medicine Insight Ė Urology, a Program Committee Member for SPIE Medical Imaging, and a reviewer for more than 10 international journals in imaging. His research on prostate cancer imaging and image-guided interventions was highlighted by the US Department of Defense in 2006. Dr. Feiís NIH-supported research has emphasized applying multimodality molecular imaging (PET/MRI) to study cancer therapeutic response. In his Quantitative BioImaging Laboratory (QBIL), Dr. Feiís current NIH R01 project is on molecular image-guided biopsy. Other funded projects include advanced computer algorithms for medical processing and analysis, technology development and applications of MR/PET, 3D ultrasound, and multispectral fluorescence imaging, and image-guided interventions.