Awards and achievements


March 1, 2016

Sureerat “Ja” Reaungamornrat named SPIE 2016 Young Scientist

MIND Demons MRI-CT RegistrationJa Reaungamornrat has been given the SPIE Medical Imaging Young Scientist Award. Ja was selected to receive this award based on the merits of the conference paper: "MIND Demons for MR-to-CT Deformable Image Registration in Image-Guided Spine Surgery. The 3D image registration method uses the MIND metric to compare the similarity between two images and the Demons algorithm to drive the deformable alignment Translation of the method to clinical use could facilitate safer surgery with increased precision and confidence in targeting.

Jeffrey H. Siewerdsen is Ja’s PhD advisor and co-author of the research paper. Siewerdsen is a professor of Biomedical Engineering and has a secondary appointment in Johns Hopkins Computer Science where Ja is a graduate student. Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering congratulates Ja on receiving this very competitive award. Learn more.