infraNET Project and
Waterloo Institute for Health Informatics Research
at the University of Waterloo
30 Years of Computers In Medical Imaging
Scientist, Robarts Research Institute
Professor, Radiology and Medical Biophysics
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Davis Centre, Room 1302
University of Waterloo
Seminar is Sponsored by:
Agfa Healthcare Informatics
This seminar is of interest to
Health and IT Executives, IS/IT Staff, Faculty and Students.
There is no charge for this event, however, we ask that you
register to attend.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
While diagnostic X-rays have been around now for over 100 years, it
was only after the introduction of computers into Medical Imaging that
the phenomenal progress of the last thirty years has occurred. The
first impact of the digital revolution was felt through the
introduction of the CT scanner in 1973, and some years later by the
introduction of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. From humble beginnings in
the 70 s, computers have become ubiquitous in medical imaging, providing
the infrastructure for high resolution three and four dimensional imaging
of any part of the body, the rapid transfer of images from physician to physician,
and the use of such technologies to support the rapidly growing field of
image-guided minimally-invasive surgical procedures.
This presentation provides an overview of the developments in
medical imaging techniques over the past 30 years, illustrated with
examples drawn from over three decades of personal research in this
area, along with an overview of his current research.
Terry Peters received
his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Canterbury,
Christchurch, New Zealand in 1973, where his research topic was Image
Reconstruction from Projections which became the first Ph.D. thesis on
the subject of CT. Subsequently, he worked as a medical physicist at
Christchurch Hospital in diagnostic radiology, developing New Zealand s
first clinical CT scanner and advising the Government on the
introduction of CT scanning.
In 1978, Dr. Peters joined both the Montreal Neurological
Institute as a member of the McConnell Brain Imaging Centre, and McGill
University as a Professor of Neurology & Neurosurgery, Radiology, Biomedical
Engineering and Medical Physics. He worked on image reconstruction problems
in PET, CT and MR imaging, applying imaging principles extensively in the
field of image guidance for neurosurgery, the development of procedures for multiple-modality
imaging, and the application of stereoscopic image visualisation tools
in radiology and neurosurgery.
Dr. Peters became a Scientist of the Imaging Research
Laboratories at Robarts Research Institute in London Ontario in 1997. He
is continuing his work with image-guided surgery applied to the brain
and the heart. Currently he is a Professor of Radiology and Medical
Biophysics, an adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer
Science at the University of Western Ontario, and an Adjunct Professor
at McGill. Dr. Peters is the author of over 140 papers and book
chapters on medical imaging, and is a member of a number of scientific
organisations representing the interests of the medical physics,
biomedical engineering and medical imaging communities.
For more information
Managing Director, WIHIR
The infraNET Project
Computer Systems Group, University of Waterloo
This seminar is hosted by the Waterloo Institute for
Health Informatics Research (WIHIR) and The infraNET Project,
University of Waterloo.
The infraNET Project, initiated by the
University of Waterloo in 1996, is a partnership to advance Web and
Internet technologies. Its founding partners are: LivePage (now part
of Siebel), MKS, Open Text, RIM, Sybase (Waterloo) and Waterloo Maple.
We also gratefully acknowledge the
assistance of the Institute for Computer Research, University of