The cutting edge
of 3D imaging.
The 3D Imaging Research Lab’s translational research examines the use of Computer Aided Diagnosis and quantitative disease analysis on medical images. With more than 25 years’ expertise in medical image processing and computer-aided detection, we focus on research for validation and development of advanced imaging and visualization technology to improve the patient experience and enhance clinical efficacy of 3D imaging.
Our research focuses on CT Colonography, Automated Organ Segmentation, Semi-Automated Tumor Segmentation, Orthopedic Imaging and a Computer-Aided Contouring Toolkit.
Meet our faculty of world-class researchers, professors and instructors from Mass General and Harvard Medical School.
R&D FOCUS AREAS
Our world-class researchers are developing Computed Tomography Colonography image analysis methods using the latest technology and radiation-dose-reduction techniques. Our work includes computer-aided detection of colonic polyps, electronic cleansing to allow minimal or non-cathartic preparation, and advanced navigation techniques.
We’ve developed new approaches to segmenting and measuring objects within orthopedic imaging to assist physicians in determining the optimal treatment plan.
Automated Organ Segmentation
Using novel algorithms, we make it possible to automatically detect and segment a variety of organs within images, including liver, kidney and lung.
Computer-aided Contouring Toolkit
Our general purpose toolkit for semi-automatic interactive segmentation and region editing enables the fast and accurate delineation and adjustment of objects within medical images.
Semi-Automated Tumor Segmentation
Our advanced algorithms enable rapid and accurate longitudinal analysis of a wide range of tumors, as well as tissue characterization based on dynamic imaging to determine active versus necrotic portions of the lesions.
Wenli Cai, Ph.D.
Dr. Cai joined our team in 2004, and is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at Mass General, with grants in image analysis of liver tumors and neurofibromatosis.
Gordon J Harris, Ph.D.
Dr. Harris has served as Director and Founder of the Radiology Computer Aided Diagnostics Laboratory since 1997, and is a Professor of Radiology at Mass General, with grants in image analysis and clinical trials for oncology and neurofibromatosis, as well as in stroke and alcoholism.
Janne Nappi, Ph.D.
Dr. Nappi joined our group in 2006, and is an Instructor in Radiology at Mass General, with a focus on CT Colonography imaging research.
Anand Singh, M.D.
Dr. Singh is an Instructor in Radiology at Mass General, with grant funding in image analysis of sarcoma.
Yin Wu, Ph.D.
Dr. Wu is a Research Fellow in Neurology at Children’s Hospital Boston, with grant funding in liver tumor and neurofibromatosis imaging, with a focus on translation to clinical practice.
Hiro Yoshida, Ph.D.
Dr. Yoshida is an Associate Professor of Radiology at Mass General, with several grants in CT Colonography research.