This collection contains theses and dissertations from the Department of Biomedical Engineering, collected from the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Augmented Reality Ultrasound Guidance in Anesthesiology, Golafsoun Ameri

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Engineering Graphene Oxide-based Nanostructures for DNA sensors, Aditya Balaji

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The Kinematic and Biomechanical Effects of Bracing on the Rehabilitation of the LCL Injured Elbow, Sara M. Banayan

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Development and Assessment of a Micro-CT Based System for Quantifying Loaded Knee Joint Kinematics and Tissue Mechanics, Alexandra M. Blokker

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Process Analytics from Passive Acoustic Emissions Monitoring during Fluidized Bed Pellet Coating in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Allan Carter

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A Composite Material-based Computational Model for Diaphragm Muscle Biomechanical Simulation, Brett Coelho

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Development Of Granulation Tissue Mimetic Scaffolds For Skin Healing, Adam Hopfgartner

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Multi-Channel MR Phase Image Processing for Non-Contrast Tissue Characterization, Zahra Hosseini

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The Development of a Temporomandibular Force Simulator to Study Craniofacial Strain In-Vitro, Kenneth KC Ip

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Ultrasound-Augmented Laparoscopy, Uditha Lakmal Jayarathne

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Development and Validation of a Probe Tube Placement Training Simulator, Robert Koch

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Electrospun collagen fibers for tissue regeneration applications, Ying Li

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Examining Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Baseplate Fixation in Patients with E2-type Glenoid Erosion, Matthew D. Mahaffy

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Embedded Smart-Polymer Sensor Arrays for Elucidating Load Distributions in Orthopaedic Implants, Carolina Micolini

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Development of Force-Space Navigation for Surgical Robotics, Corey Daniel Smith

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Dynamic Calibration of EMG Signals for Control of a Wearable Elbow Brace, Taylor Stanbury

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Preparation and Characterization of Electrospun rGO-Poly(ester amide) Tissue Engineering Scaffolds, Hilary Stone

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The Effect of Implant Girth and Implant Collar on the Degree of Bone to Implant Contact and Bone Stresses in the Proximal Humerus, Stephanie Synnott

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Contributions of Continuous Max-Flow Theory to Medical Image Processing, John SH Baxter

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Histological Quantification in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, Charlotte Anne Blinston

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Design and Evaluation of a Contact-Free Interface for Minimally Invasive Robotics Assisted Surgery, Cameron Dawson

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Influence of Scapular Notching on Contact Mechanics and Simulator Wear of Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Implants, Michael William Griffiths

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Pulmonary Image Segmentation and Registration Algorithms: Towards Regional Evaluation of Obstructive Lung Disease, Fumin Guo

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Development of an Active Finger Motion Simulator: With In-Vitro Assessments of Tendon Loads and Joint Kinematics, Mohammad Haddara

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Evaluating and Improving Cochlear Length Measurements on Clinical Computed Tomography Images, John E. Iyaniwura

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A Patient-Specific Cardiac Phantom for Training and Pre-Procedure Surgical Planning, Justin Laing

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Interactive Visualization of Multimodal Brain Connectivity: Applications in Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience, Saeed Mahdizadeh Bakhshmand

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A Biomechanical Investigation of Load Sharing at the Distal Forearm, Martine E. McGregor

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Exploiting Temporal Image Information in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Jonathan McLeod

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Design and Validation of Delivery Systems for Galectin-3 for Skin Healing Applications, Karrington A. McLeod

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Design, Implementation And Control Of A Robotic Platform For Post-Stroke Upper- And Lower-Limb Rehabilitation, Vahid Mehrabi

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A 3D US Guidance System for Permanent Breast Seed Implantation: Development and Validation, Justin Michael

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Syngenic Adipose-Derived Stem/Stromal Cells Delivered in Decellularized Adipose Tissue Scaffolds Enhance In Vivo Tissue Regeneration Through Host Cell Recruitment, Kevin P. Robb

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Electrospun collagen nanofibers for tissue engineering, Nisha Sharma

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Computer-Assisted Characterization of Prostate Cancer on Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Derek J. Soetemans

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Optical Fibre-based Force Sensing Needle Driver for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pouya Soltani Zarrin

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Functional Design and Analysis of a Linked Shoulder Prosthesis, Emily West

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Design and Evaluation of Neurosurgical Training Simulator, Trinette L. Wright

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Assessment of the Non-linear Stress-strain Characteristics of Poly (vinyl alcohol) Cryogel, Mojdeh Zakeri

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Performance Factors in Neurosurgical Simulation and Augmented Reality Image Guidance, Ryan Armstrong

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A Novel Minimally Invasive Tumour Localization Device, Doran Avivi

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The Efficacy of Bionate as an Articulating Surface for Joint Hemiarthroplasty, Sarah DeDecker

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In-situ Ultrasound Calibration, Azharhosein Faraz

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Ultra-High Field Strength MR Image-Guided Robotic Needle Delivery Device for In-Bore Small Animal Interventions, Matthew J. Gravett

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A Novel Composite Material-based Computational Model for Left Ventricle Biomechanics Simulation, Seyyed Mohammad Hassan Haddad

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Elbow Patients’ Data Collection and Analysis: An Examination of Electromyography Healing Patterns, Raneem Haddara

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Adipose-Derived Stem Cell Differentiation in Cell Aggregates Supplemented with Micronized, Decellularized Extracellular Matrix, Danielle Heinbuch

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Evaluation System for Craniosynostosis Surgeries with Computer Simulation and Statistical Modelling, Jing Jin

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Electrospinning of poly (ester amide) fibres for mesenchymal progenitor cell differentiation, Sarah Kiros

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Neurosurgical Ultrasound Pose Estimation Using Image-Based Registration and Sensor Fusion - A Feasibility Study, Utsav Pardasani

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Middle-Ear Imaging and Estimation of The Linear Elastic Properties of The Human Tympanic Membrane, Seyed Alireza Rohani

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Controlled Delivery of Angiogenic and Arteriogenic Growth Factors from Biodegradable Poly(ester amide) Electrospun Fibers for Therapeutic Angiogenesis, Somiraa S. Said

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Validation Strategies Supporting Clinical Integration of Prostate Segmentation Algorithms for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Maysam Shahedi Bagh Khandan

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A Biomechanical Investigation of Scaphoid and Lunate Kinematics During Wrist Motion, Helen L. Stoesser

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Design and Fabrication of a Multifunctional Nano-on-micro Delivery System, Alexandra D. Bannerman

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Multivariate Analysis of MR Images in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, Diego H. Cantor-Rivera

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Engineering Periodontal Tissue Regeneration with the Use of a Novel Periostin Electrospun Scaffold, Kendal I. Creber

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The Role of Visualization, Force Feedback, and Augmented Reality in Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Repair, Maria E. Currie

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Signal Processing Methods for Quantitative Power Doppler Microvascular Angiography, Mai H. Elfarnawany

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Bioactive Glass-Ceramic Coating of Titanium Substrates by Alkaline Hydrothermal Process, Mohamed Gebril

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Development of an in-vitro passive and active motion Simulator for the investigation of wrist function and Kinematics, Duncan J. Iglesias

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Effect of Hemiarthroplasty Implant Contact Geometry and Material on Early Cartilage Wear, Alana Khayat

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Development of a Wearable Mechatronic Elbow Brace for Postoperative Motion Rehabilitation, Anastasiia Kyrylova

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Synthesis and Evaluation of a Novel Polymer Microfiber Drug Delivery System, Julie La

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Fundamentals of the Biomechanical Characteristics Related to the Loading of Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Implants and the Development of a Wear Simulation Strategy, G Daniel G. Langohr

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Development of a Physical Shoulder Simulator for the Training of Basic Arthroscopic Skills, Laura C. McCracken

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Calcification Of Bovine Pericardial Aortic Heart Valves, Asha Parekh

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Passive Acoustic Emissions Monitoring of Fluidized Bed Pellet Coating, Taylor Sheahan

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The Role of Bone Sialoprotein in Periodontal Tissue Development and Bone Repair, Yohannes Soenjaya

Robot Navigation by Bending Forces and Torques, Matthew B. Stokes

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging Compatible Remote Catheter Navigation System, Mohammad Ali Tavallaei

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Visual Perception and Cognition in Image-Guided Intervention, Kamyar Abhari

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Functional Co-substituted Poly[(amino acid ester)phosphazene] Biomaterials, Amanda L. Baillargeon

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Image-based registration methods for quantification and compensation of prostate motion during trans-rectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided biopsy, Tharindu De Silva

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3D fusion of histology to multi-parametric MRI for prostate cancer imaging evaluation and lesion-targeted treatment planning, Eli Gibson

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Development of an In-Vitro Passive and Active Motion Simulator for the Investigation of Shoulder Function and Kinematics, Joshua W. Giles

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Quantitative MRI correlates of hippocampal and neocortical pathology in intractable temporal lobe epilepsy, Maged Goubran

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Design and Development of a Surgical Robot for Needle-Based Medical Interventions, Mostafa Hadavand

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Ultrasound-Guided Mechatronic System for Targeted Delivery of Cell-Based Cancer Vaccine Immunotherapy in Preclinical Models, Adem Nadjib Hadj Boussaad

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Plasmonic Optical Sensors: Performance Analysis and Engineering Towards Biosensing, Peipei Jia

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Evaluating Human Performance for Image-Guided Surgical Tasks, Matthew Kenneth Kramers

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Biomechanical Investigations of Medial Opening Wedge High Tibial Osteotomy: Gait Analysis, Materials Testing and Dynamic Radiography, Kristyn Leitch

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Dynamic Image Processing for Guidance of Off-pump Beating Heart Mitral Valve Repair, Feng Li

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Image Fusion and Axial Labeling of the Spine, Brandon Miles

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Characterization and Assessment of Mechanical Properties of Adipose Derived Breast Tissue Scaffolds as a Means for Breast Reconstructive Purposes, Ehsan Omidi

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Rapid Segmentation Techniques for Cardiac and Neuroimage Analysis, Martin Rajchl

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Finite Element Modeling of the Proximal Humerus to Compare Stemless, Short and Standard Stem Humeral Components of Varying Material Stiffness for Shoulder Arthroplasty, Najmeh Razfar

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A New Generation of Polymer/Ceramic Composite Biomaterials for Bone Regeneration, Mehrnaz Salarian

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Prostate Tumor Volume Measurement on Digital Histopathology and Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Mehrnoush Salarian

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Curcumin-Loaded Magnetic Nanoaggregates Conjugated with Folic Acid for Targeted Cancer Treatment, Melessa Salem

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Acquisition and Reconstruction Techniques for Fat Quantification Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Abraam S. Soliman

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MR to Ultrasound Registration for Image-Guided Prostate Biopsy, Yue Sun

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Characterization of a Contact-Stylus Surface Digitization Method Using Collaborative Robots: Accuracy Evaluation in the Context of Shoulder Replacement or Resurfacing, Sara Saud Zimmo

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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New Technology and Techniques for Needle-Based Magnetic Resonance Image-Guided Prostate Focal Therapy, Jeremy Cepek

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Amine Functionalization of Bacterial Cellulose for Targeted Delivery Applications, Justin Cook

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Fabricating Cost-Effective Nanostructures for Biomedical Applications, Erden Ertorer

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Investigating Conducted Microvascular Response To Localized Oxygen Delivery In Vivo Using A Novel Micro-Delivery Approach, Nour W. Ghonaim

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Numerical Investigation of the Interdependence between Humeral Implant Position and Bone Removal Amount for Total Elbow Arthroplasty, Alexander J. Heroux

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The Effect of Stem Surface Treatment and Substrate Material on Joint Replacement Stability: An In-Vitro Investigation into the Stem-Cement Interface Mechanics under Various Loading Modes, Yara K. Hosein

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Reproducibility of Hyperpolarized Xenon-129 Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nikhil Kanhere