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From medical scans to 3D printed body parts - the challenges of segmentation

Dr Irina Voiculescu ( Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford )

With an ageing population, arthritis is becoming an urgent research topic. Within the Computational Biology theme, Irina Voiculescu and her group have been developing techniques, which support clinical decisions in early diagnosis and intervention in hip osteoarthritis.

The aim of this work is to automate the medical image analysis into accurate measures, which enable precise treatment plans. The models capture physiological changes as well as biochemical signal which predicts where in a joint cartilage arthritis may develop next.

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