Research in Medical Biophysics Publications focuses on the application of physics in the human body and those of higher animals while examining topics such as blood flow, orthopedic mechanics, medical imaging and cancer biology. Research is conducted in partnership with clinicians at state-of-the-art facilities located at Western University, London Regional Cancer Program, Lawson Health Research Institute, Robarts Research Institute, and the London Health Sciences Centre.

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Submissions from 2018

Signal dropout correction-based ultrasound segmentation for diastolic mitral valve modeling, Wenyao Xia, John Moore, Elvis C.S. Chen, Yuanwei Xu, Olivia Ginty, Daniel Bainbridge, and Terry M. Peters


Oscillometry and pulmonary MRI measurements of ventilation heterogeneity in obstructive lung disease: Relationship to quality of life and disease control, Heather M Young, Fumin Guo, Rachel L Eddy, Geoffrey Maksym, and Grace Parraga

Submissions from 2017

Can time-resolved NIRS provide the sensitivity to detect brain activity during motor imagery consistently?, Androu Abdalmalak, Daniel Milej, Mamadou Diop, Mahsa Shokouhi, Lorina Naci, Adrian M. Owen, and Keith St. Lawrence

Single-session communication with a locked-in patient by functional near-infrared spectroscopy, Androu Abdalmalak, Daniel Milej, Loretta Norton, Derek B. Debicki, Teneille Gofton, Mamadou Diop, Adrian M. Owen, and Keith St Lawrence

Effects of line fiducial parameters and beamforming on ultrasound calibration, Golafsoun Ameri, John S.H. Baxter, Jonathan A. McLeod, Terry M. Peters, and Elvis C.S. Chena

Development of a high frequency single-element ultrasound needle transducer for anesthesia delivery, Golafsoun Ameri, Jungik Son, Jingwei Liang, F. Stuart Foster, Sugantha Ganapathy, and Terry M. Peters

Directed Acyclic Graph Continuous Max-Flow Image Segmentation for Unconstrained Label Orderings, John S.H. Baxter, Martin Rajchl, A. Jonathan McLeod, Jing Yuan, and Terry M. Peters

Through the Looking Glass and What Was Found There: Imaging Biomarkers of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Dante P I Capaldi and Grace Parraga

Free-breathing Functional Pulmonary MRI: Response to Bronchodilator and Bronchoprovocation in Severe Asthma, Dante P I Capaldi, Khadija Sheikh, Rachel L Eddy, Fumin Guo, Sarah Svenningsen, Parameswaran Nair, David G McCormack, and Grace Parraga

BEM-based simulation of lung respiratory deformation for CT-guided biopsy, Dong Chen, Weisheng Chen, Lipeng Huang, Xuegang Feng, Terry Peters, and Lixu Gu

Contact-less stylus for surgical navigation: registration without digitization, Elvis C.S. Chen, Burton Ma, and Terry M. Peters

Hand-eye calibration using a target registration error model, Elvis C.S. Chen, Isabella Morgan, Uditha Jayarathne, Burton Ma, and Terry M. Peters

Which point-line registration?, Elvis C.S. Chen, Terry M. Peters, and Burton Ma

Sensitive three-dimensional ultrasound assessment of carotid atherosclerosis by weighted average of local vessel wall and plaque thickness change, Jieyu Cheng, Eranga Ukwatta, Shadi Shavakh, Tommy W S Chow, Grace Parraga, J David Spence, and Bernard Chiu

The role of visual and direct force feedback in robotics-assisted mitral valve annuloplasty, Maria E. Currie, Ali Talasaz, Reiza Rayman, Michael W.A. Chu, Bob Kiaii, Terry Peters, Ana Luisa Trejos, and Rajni Patel


A pilot randomised clinical trial of mepolizumab in COPD with eosinophilic bronchitis., Angira Dasgupta, Melanie Kjarsgaard, Dante Capaldi, Katherine Radford, Fernando Aleman, Colm Boylan, Leonard C Altman, Thomas N Wight, Grace Parraga, Paul M O'Byrne, and Parameswaran Nair

Mild chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Why spirometry is not sufficient, Amany F Elbehairy, Grace Parraga, Katherine A Webb, J Alberto Neder, and Denis E O'Donnell

Patient-specific indirectly 3D printed mitral valves for pre-operative surgical modelling, Olivia Ginty, John Moore, Wenyao Xia, Dan Bainbridge, and Terry Peters

Thoracic CT-MRI coregistration for regional pulmonary structure-function measurements of obstructive lung disease, Fumin Guo, Sarah Svenningsen, Miranda Kirby, Dante Pi Capaldi, Khadija Sheikh, Aaron Fenster, and Grace Parraga

Real-time 3D ultrasound reconstruction and visualization in the context of laparoscopy, Uditha L. Jayarathne, John Moore, Elvis C.S. Chen, Stephen E. Pautler, and Terry M. Peters


MRI ventilation abnormalities predict quality-of-life and lung function changes in mild-to-moderate COPD: Longitudinal TINCan study, Miranda Kirby, Rachel L Eddy, Damien Pike, Sarah Svenningsen, Harvey O Coxson, Don D Sin, David G McCormack, and Grace Parraga


Management of COPD: Is there a role for quantitative imaging?, Miranda Kirby, Edwin J R van Beek, Joon Beom Seo, Juergen Biederer, Yasutaka Nakano, Harvey O Coxson, and Grace Parraga

Evaluation of ex-vivo 9.4T MRI in post-surgical specimens from temporal lobe epilepsy patients, Benjamin Y.M. Kwan, Fateme Salehi, Ryan Kope, Donald H. Lee, Manas Sharma, Robert Hammond, Jorge G. Burneo, David Steven, Terry Peters, and Ali R. Khan

Pulmonary 3He magnetic resonance imaging biomarkers of regional airspace enlargement in alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, Eric Lessard, Heather M Young, Anurag Bhalla, Damien Pike, Khadija Sheikh, David G McCormack, Alexei Ouriadov, and Grace Parraga

Myocardium Segmentation from de MRI Using Multicomponent Gaussian Mixture Model and Coupled Level Set, Jie Liu, Xiahai Zhuang, Lianming Wu, Dongaolei An, Jianrong Xu, Terry Peters, and Lixu Gu