Dr. Fei serves as Conference Chair for the International Conference of SPIE Medical Imaging: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling in 2017-2020.

SPIE is an international society advancing an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light. Established in 1955, the not-for-profit society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth. The SPIE Medical Imaging Conference is the internationally recognized premier forum for reporting state-of-the-art research and development in medical imaging. The event focuses on the latest innovations found in underlying fundamental scientific principles, to technology developments, scientific evaluation, and clinical application. In 2017, the conference will offer a special track on Precision Medicine. The symposium covers the full range of medical imaging modalities including medical image acquisition, display, processing, analysis, perception, decision support, and informatics.

For more information, please visit the conference website:


Dr. Zhiqiang Tian at QBIL won the Second Place for the MICCAI PROMISE12 Challenge

The MICCAI ‘Prostate MR Image Segmentation Challenge (PROMISE12) is to compare interactive and (semi)-automatic segmentation algorithms for MRI of the prostate. The results of the challenge were presented in conjunction with a live challenge, evaluating the algorithms on unseen data. Eighteen teams (research groups, companies, etc.) who are developing a segmentation algorithm registered and downloaded multi-center, multi-vendor training data from the PROMISE12 website to train their algorithms. Test data were also be supplied. The segmentation results of the algorithms on the test data were submitted through the website, including a short paper explaining the algorithm. The segmentations were automatically evaluated against the reference standard. The results of the algorithms were then ranked and shown in the results section of the website. Among the 18 research teams from the international community, the QBIL team from Emory University won the second place for this MICCAI PROMISE12 Challenge.– July 2015

For more information about the MICCAI PROMISE12 Challenge, please visit: http://promise12.grand-challenge.org/details

Dr. Baowei Fei received a grant from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Research Centers

The project is to investigate cardiac fiber orientation and is supported by the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Research Centers – Center for Cardiovascular Biology. (Co-Pls: Baowei Fei and Mary Wagner. – July 2014

For more information about the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, please visit: http://www.choa.org

Dr. Baowei Fei was invited to give the C. Dayton Riddle Distinguished Lecture at Clemson University

Dr. Fei was invited to give this distinguished lecture on multimodality imaging and image-guided intervention in the Department of Bioengineering at Clemson University. This lecture was jointly supported by CUBEInC and Clemson University Biomedical Engineering Innovation Programs. – March 2014
For more information about Clemson University, please visit: http://www.clemson.edu

Dr. Baowei Fei was named as a Distinguished Investigator by the Academy of Radiology Research

The award is to recognize individuals for their accomplishments in imaging research. The program is intended to especially encourage those who have achieved scientific excellence while still being involved in clinical care, but it is not limited to clinician scientists only. Recipients of this award will become a member of the Council of Distinguished Investigators of the Academy of Radiology Research. The Academy of Radiology Research is an alliance of 28 professional imaging societies. Established in 1995, the Academy was the catalyst for creating the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), for supporting its growth and development, for accelerating investment in vital imaging research areas by other NIH institutes, and for building support for radiology and imaging in Congress and the Executive Branch. The Academy is the umbrella organization to the Coalition for Imaging and Bioengineering Research (CIBR) and the Academic Council (ARRAC).– June 2013

For more information about Academy of Radiology Research, please visit: http://www.acadrad.org

Dr. Baowei Fei was invited to serve in an AAPM Technology Assessment Committee – Work Group on Image-Guided Interventions

The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) is a scientific, educational, and professional organization of medical physicists. The AAPM promotes the application of physics to medicine and biology, encourage interest and training in medical physics and related fields. The AAPM has convened a task group on robotic-assisted interventions, which is coordinated by the Cancer Imaging Program of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institute of Health (NIH).

Dr. Baowei Fei was granted another U.S. patent for detecting cardiovascular diseases

A method is provided that comprises receiving a first digital radiography (DR) image of at least a portion of a body of a patient, receiving a second DR image of the at least a portion of a body of a patient, the first DR image being captured at a different energy level than the second DR image, and determining common control point locations for both the first and second DR images. The method further comprises generating an optimized DR image by moving portions of a selected one of the first and second DR images with its associated control points to locations that correspond to similar portions of the other of the first and second DR images, applying deformable transformation to one of the first and second DR images and performing a log subtraction on the first and second DR image to generate a dual-energy digital radiography (DEDR) image. – April 2013

Fei B, Gilkeson R, “Systems and methods for generating images for identifying diseases”, United States Patent , No. 8,422,757 Full Text

Dr. Baowei Fei’s research on prostate biopsy is featured by the cover of Diagnostic Imaging Europe

In the January issue of Diagnostic Imaging Europe (DI Europe), the QBIL paper entitled “PET directed, 3D ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy” made the cover of the magazine that is published by DI Europe Ltd., an independent European-based publishing house. DI Europe is distributed to approximately 17 000 readers throughout Europe, which is published eight times a year and covers all the main imaging topics and sub-specialties. The readers are all clinicians or medical professionals in the radiology/medical imaging field. – Jan. 2013

Fei B, Nieh PT, Schuster DM, Master VA, “PET directed, 3D ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy”, Diagnostic Imaging Europe, Pages: 12-15, 2013 Full Text

To read the January issue of Diagnostic Imaging Europe, please visit: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4225556/

QBIL’s research work made the cover of Medical Physics

In the June issue of Medical Physics, the QBIL paper entitled “3D ultrasound image segmentation using wavelet support vector machines” made the cover of the journal. Medical Physics is an official science journal of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine.

Akbari H, Fei BW (corresponding author). 3D ultrasound image segmentation using wavelet support vector machines, Medical Physics 2012;39:2972-2984. Full Text

To read the June issue of Medical Physics, please visit: http://online.medphys.org/resource/1/mphya6/v39/i6

Dr. Baowei Fei was invited to the NIH Biomedical Imaging Technology (BMIT) Study Section.

Dr. Fei was invited to the NIH Biomedical Imaging Technology (BMIT) Study Section. The BMIT Study Section reviews grant applications involving basic, applied, and pre-clinical aspects of the design and development of medical imaging system technologies, their components, software, and mathematical methods for studies at the cellular, organ, small or large animal, and human scale.