Congratulations to JRF Dr Bartek Papiez for receiving the Best Paper Award of the international Workshop on Perinatal, Preterm and Paediatric Image analysis.

The work entitled “Multi-channel Groupwise Registration to Construct an Ultrasound-Specific Fetal Brain Atlas” was presented at the Workshop on Perinatal, Preterm and Paediatric Image analysis during 21st International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) in Granada, Spain.

The presented work describes a novel automated approach to construct a 3D atlas (or digital map) from fetal brain ultrasound images. Ultrasound imaging is the most common perinatal imaging modality, and the created atlas has the potential to be used in the future, both in research and by the bedside. From a research perspective, the presented atlas provides a representation of brain anatomy in the womb, thereby enabling the study of fetal development using a routinely-used technology. From a clinical perspective, tracking fetal brain maturation may help to observe structural deviations from the norm, and thus be a diagnostic tool in obstetric health care.

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Dr Ana Namburete (St. Hilda’s):

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