New EPSRC funded project on skeletal phenotyping

LoVE group member Dr James M Brown (Associate Professor in Imaging/Vision) was recently awarded an EPSRC New Investigator Award focused on developing computer vision approaches for high-throughput skeletal phenotyping from x-rays.

The project, a collaboration with the Mary Lyon Centre at MRC Harwell, aims to alleviate the bottleneck of manual annotation of x-rays for a wide range of skeletal abnormalities. A multi-view, multi-task deep learning approach will be developed to process images collected by the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC).

A postdoctoral opportunity is currently open for the post, with a closing date of Wednesday 24 August 2022. Please click here to apply.

PRaVDA in South Africa

Parts of PRaVDA – research platform for Proton Therapy Instrumentation, especially Proton CT – has been installed at the iThemba LABS, South Africa.

Four proton trackers, two in front of a phantom (in time, a patient!) and two after, record the paths of individual protons. The “fish tank” on the right is to calibrate the energies of the protons in the beam (typically 125 – 250 MeV).