MEIbioeng15 Successes

Our joint collaboration on myocardial tissue tracking and modelling with Eric Kerfoot has been awarded the best poster prize in the Medical and Bioengineering category at the recent MEIbioeng15 conference at Leeds.

The poster describes our work on processing of the MR images (3D tagged & 3D morphology) to extract deformation fields, which were then used to drive personalisation of the cardiac mechanics model.

This is one of the many forthcoming application areas of the clinical software platform, described further on our Projects page. For those interested, the full res poster can be seen here.

Lauren gives year 11 students an insight into how to look at hearts.

As part of King's Health Partners Biomedical Research Summer School 2015, year 11 students participated in a day at our Imaging Sciences & Biomedical Engineering Division to see what scientists at King's do.  To show the type of research biomedical engineers do and how they got there, Lauren spoke about her career path and how computers are used for better understanding of hearts and heart disease. Her talk focused on 3D printing work done by H&VM group's colleague Nick Byrne and her own work of looking at and interacting with patient hearts through computer generated representations. The students got the chance to hold different hearts in their own hands, as well as see how Lauren uses her computer to cut open the hearts and look inside.

Additional publicity about Nick Byrne's 3D printed hearts can be seen on the BBC website .