Three doctoral students in the Department of Biomedical Engineering recently received honors at the 2023 SPIE Medical Imaging conference held Feb. 19-23 in San Diego.
SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics. The conference covered advances in image processing, image-guided procedures, biomedical applications, ultrasound, informatics, radiology and more.
Zitong Yu was awarded first place in the Physics of Medical Imaging Student Paper Award for his paper titled “Development and task-based evaluation of a scatter-window projection and deep learning-based transmission-less attenuation compensation method for myocardial perfusion SPECT.” Yu also was a finalist for the Robert F. Wagner All-Conference Best Student Paper Award for this paper.
Ziping Liu was a finalist for the Robert F. Wagner All-Conference Best Student Paper Award for his paper titled “Need for objective task-based evaluation of AI-based segmentation methods for quantitative PET.”
Md Ashequr Rahman, student in the Imaging Sciences PhD program, received an honorable mention for the SPIE Medical imaging Poster award for his poster “A task-specific deep-learning-based denoising approach for myocardial perfusion SPECT.”
Yu, Liu and Rahman are doctoral students in the lab of Abhinav Jha, assistant professor of biomedical engineering and of radiology at Washington University’s Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology in the School of Medicine. Jha’s lab develops novel computational-imaging methods for diagnosing and treating diseases.