Prof. Michael I. Miga
Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt Univ
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Program Committee | Conference Chair | Journal Editorial Board Member | Author | Editor | Instructor
Area of Expertise:
Image Guided Procedures , Modeling for Therapeutic Bioengineering , Numerical Methods , Inverse Problems
Profile Summary

Dr. MIga received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, in 1992, and 1994, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering from Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, in 1998. In 2000, he joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, where he is currently a Professor. He is also a Professor of Neurological Surgery, and Radiology. He is co-founder of the Vanderbilt initiative in Surgery and Engineering (ViSE) Center. He is the Director of the Biomedical Modeling Laboratory, which focuses on developing new paradigms in detection, diagnosis, characterization, and treatment of disease through the integration of computational models into research and clinical practice.
Publications (84)

SPIE Journal Paper | December 14, 2017
JMI Vol. 5 Issue 02
KEYWORDS: Laparoscopy, Liver, Natural surfaces, Data modeling, Surgery, Tissues, Image-guided intervention, Rigid registration, Error analysis, Data conversion

SPIE Journal Paper | September 13, 2017
JMI Vol. 4 Issue 03
KEYWORDS: Brain, Tumors, Magnetic resonance imaging, Model-based design, Performance modeling, Neuroimaging, Data modeling, Tissues, Inverse problems, Head

SPIE Journal Paper | September 12, 2017
JMI Vol. 4 Issue 03
KEYWORDS: Microscopes, Clouds, Calibration, Brain, Optical tracking, System integration, Cameras, Surgery, Tissues, Imaging systems

Proc. SPIE. 10135, Medical Imaging 2017: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling
KEYWORDS: Liver, Cancer, Surgery, Image segmentation, Robotics, Clouds, Medical imaging, Navigation systems, Color image processing, Liver cancer

Proc. SPIE. 10135, Medical Imaging 2017: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling
KEYWORDS: Veins, Liver, Tumors, Surgery, Ultrasonography, Image registration, Medical imaging, Computed tomography, Rigid registration, Image-guided intervention

Proc. SPIE. 10135, Medical Imaging 2017: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling
KEYWORDS: Data modeling, Computational modeling, Tumors, Surgery, Magnetic resonance imaging, Medical imaging, Image quality, Modeling and simulation, Performance modeling, Brain

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Conference Committee Involvement (18)
Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling
12 February 2018 | Houston, Texas, United States
SPIE Medical Imaging 2018 Post-Deadline Abstracts
20 February 2017 | Varies, Varies
Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling Posters
14 February 2017 | Orlando, FL, United States
Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling
14 February 2017 | Orlando, Florida, United States
Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling
28 February 2016 | San Diego, California, United States
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Course Instructor
SC828: An Introduction to Finite Elements for Medical Imaging
While the use of finite element analysis has had a long standing precedent within the traditional engineering community, its use within medical imaging, image processing, surgical simulation, and image-guided interventions is relatively recent. This course will be specifically targeted at: a basic introduction to partial differential equations used in medical imaging, understanding the foundation of weighted residual techniques, and implementing the finite element method. As opposed to courses that offer an overview of methodologies, this course is specifically focused at understanding the basic application of finite element analysis to partial differential equations within the domain of medical imaging. Examples of using the finite element method in registration, surgical simulation, image-guided interventions, and image reconstruction will be presented.
SC704: Image Guided Procedures and Computer Aided Surgery
This tutorial will cover the basic technical background in the field of image guided procedures and computer aided surgery. The tutorial will begin with an overview of the clinical issues with a focus on minimally invasive techniques in interventional radiology. The basic technology components such as image acquisition devices, localizers, registration techniques, and display methods will be discussed. A historical overview including some of the early work in the field will be presented. Case studies will also be discussed with a focus on the use of electromagnetic tracking for image-guided abdominal interventions. A summary of research issues and directions for future research will also be given.
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