Research interests include medical image analysis, computer and machine vision, mathematical morphology,
numerical methods, and digital signal processing.
Research topics have addressed the automated and semi-automated analysis
of MRI data generated by two emerging classes of MR imaging protocol: MRCP and WB-MRI.
Also of interest is work using X-ray CT data for virtual colonoscopy.
MRCP (2001 to 2005): magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography is used in the examination of the biliary tree
and pancreatic duct. The low resolution and poor SNR typical of MRCP data presents particular challenges
for the automated analysis of this class of image.
WB-MRI (2004 to 2005): whole body magnetic resonance imaging presents the opportunity to analyse
gross body characteristics in a rigourous fashion. Main strands of work to date in this area have
examined the questions of body fat content and red/yellow bone marrow distributions.
CAD CTC (2005 to 2008): computer assisted diagnosis computed tomography
colonography: X-ray CT examinations of the abdomen are used to
perform virtual colonoscopy (VC), as a minimally invasive alternative to conventional colonoscopy (CC). The ultimate goal is
to facilitate effective mass screening for colorectal cancer.
My research and I don't get much press so let's try to make the most of it shall we:
Early on we had an article in The Irish Times
Along the way I mentored two transition year students
An SFI Award was picked up on by the press room
The Chinese Ambassador visited the vision lab