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2021

November

  • Mourad Gridach joins the PULSE project as a Postdoctoral Researcher. Welcome Mourad!

October

  • Qianhui Men joins the PULSE project as a Postdoctoral Researcher. Welcome Qianhui!
  • Our PDRA, Henry Cheng Zhao is leaving at the end of October. Farewell and best of luck in your next role Henry!
  • Mingze Yuan joins the PULSE project as a Research Software Engineer. Welcome Mingze!

September

  • Our Research Software Engineer, Sumeet Dhariwal is leaving at the end of September. Farewell and best of luck in your next role Sumeet!

August

  • He Zhao joins the PULSE project as a Postdoctoral Researcher. Welcome He!
  • We are pleased to announce that two PULSE papers have been accepted to the Advances in Simplifying Medical UltraSound (ASMUS) workshop at MICCAI2021.
    • "Towards Scale and Position Invariant Task Classification using Normalised Visual Scanpaths in Clinical Fetal Ultrasound"
    • "Multimodal Continual Learning with Sonographer Eye-tracking in Fetal Ultrasound"
  • We are pleased to announce that the PULSE abstract "A Dual Adversarial Calibration Framework for Automatic Fetal Brain Biometry" has been accepted to the International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) 2021.

July

  • Congratulations to Richard Droste for successfully defending his engineering doctoral research thesis which was associated with the PULSE study. 

June

  • Congratulations to Lok Lee for successfully defending his engineering doctoral research thesis which was associated with the PULSE study. 
  • We are pleased to announce that the PULSE paper “Methods, Automated Analysis and Clinical Data Science of Multi-modality Obstetric Ultrasound” has been accepted for publication in Scientific Reports.
  • We are pleased to announce that the PULSE abstract "Visual-Assisted Probe Movement Guidance of Obstetric Ultrasound Scanning Using Landmark Retrieval" has been accepted to MICCAI 2021.
  • Two of our PDRAs, Dr Harshita Sharma and Dr Yuan Gao are leaving at the end of June. Farewell and best of luck to you both in your next role!

May

  • We are pleased to announce that the PULSE abstract "First Trimester Gaze Pattern Estimation Using Stochastic Augmentation Policy Search for Single Frame Saliency Prediction" has been accepted to Medical Image Understanding and Analysis (MIUA) 2021.

April

  • We are pleased to announce that the PULSE abstract "Principled Ultrasound Data Augmentation for Classification of Standard Planes" has been accepted to Information Processing in Medical Imaging (IPMI) 2021.

March

  • Our Systems Engineer, Dr James Jackman is leaving at the end of March. Farewell and best of luck in your next role James!

January

 

2020

October

  • The PULSE team had a busy time at MICCAI2020:
    • Our paper "A Curriculum Learning Based Approach to Captioning Ultrasound Images", presented by Mohammad Alsharid, won the Best Presentation Award at the ASMUS workshop
    • Clinical Research Fellow Dr Lior Drukker was featured on the front cover of MICCAI daily
    • Our paper "Self-supervised Contrastive Video-Speech Representation Learning for Ultrasound" was featured in MICCAI daily, as discussed by Dr Jianbo Jiao

September

  • Kangning Zhang joins the PULSE project as a doctoral research engineering student. Welcome Kangning!
  • We are pleased to announce that our paper "State‐of‐the‐Art Review: Introduction to artificial intelligence in ultrasound imaging in obstetrics and gynecology" is now online

August

  • We are pleased to announce that three PULSE papers have been accepted to the Advances in Simplifying Medical UltraSound (ASMUS) workshop at MICCAI2020.
    • "Operator Skill Assessment using Probe Motion Tracking in Routine Fetal Ultrasound Scans"
    • "Curriculum-learning based approach to captioning US Images and/or clips"
    • "Label Efficient Localization of Fetal Brain Biometry Planes In Portable Ultrasound Through Metric Learning"
  • We are delighted to announce that three PULSE clinical scientific abstracts have been accepted to the ISUOG Virtual World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, ISUOG2020:
    • "Task-evoked pupillary response as an index of cognitive workload of sonologists undertaking fetal ultrasound"
    • "Standard biometric planes: what are the salient anatomical landmarks?"
    • "The data science of obstetric ultrasound: automatic analysis of full-length anomaly scans using machine learning algorithms"

July

  • We are delighted to announce that, "Unified Image and Video Saliency Modeling", published by PULSE team members, has been accepted to the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV 2020) in August and chosen as a Spotlight paper
  • We are delighted to announce that following PULSE papers have been accepted to the 23rd International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) 2020 in October:
  • Our PDRA Dr Yifan Cai is leaving us for a brand new job. Farewell and best of luck in your new role Yifan!

June

  • We are pleased to announce that the PULSE paper “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence in Ultrasound Imaging in Obstetrics and Gynecology” has been accepted for publication in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Congratulations to Arijit Patra for successfully defending his engineering doctoral research thesis which was associated with the PULSE study. 

April 

  • We are proud to announce that the PULSE paper “Safety Indices of Ultrasound: Adherence to Recommendations and Awareness During Routine Obstetric Ultrasound Scanning” has been selected as an Editor’s Choice with an accompanying editorial in this month's European Journal of Ultrasound 
  • We are happy to announce that our paper "Discovering Salient Anatomical Landmarks by Predicting Human Gaze" has won 2nd runner up for best paper award at ISBI 2020!

March

  • We are sad to announce that due to the coronavirus situation we have suspended recruitment for PULSE scans for the time being
  • We are pleased to announce that the PULSE paper “Spatio-Temporal Visual Attention Modelling of Standard Biometry Plane-Finding Navigation Medical Image Analysis” has been accepted for publication in the Medical Image Analysis journal

February

  • We are pleased to announce that the PULSE paper "Hierarchical Class Incremental Learning of Anatomical Structures in Fetal Echocardiography Video" has been published in the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
  • We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded an ERC Proof of Concept grant for 'Perception Ultrasound for Reassuring Fetal Echo Clinical Trainees' (PURFECT). This €150,000 funding has been allocated to allow further exploration of one of the exciting innovations arising from PULSE

January

  • Clare Teng joins the PULSE project as a doctoral research engineering student. Welcome Clare!
  • Another welcome to Yifan Cai who continues on the PULSE project as a Postdoctoral Researcher. Glad you are staying Yifan!
  • We are delighted to announce that the following PULSE  abstracts have been accepted to the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI) 2020 in Iowa, USA in April:
    • “Generating Controllable Ultrasound Images of the Fetal Head”
    • “Automatic Determination of the Fetal Cardiac Cycle in Ultrasound using Spatio-Temporal Neural Networks”
    • “Discovering Salient Anatomical Landmarks by Predicting Human Gaze”
    • “Self-supervised Representation Learning for Ultrasound Video”

 

2019

December

  • We are delighted to announce that the following two PULSE  abstracts have been accepted to the Annual Integrative Ultrasound Meeting (AIUM) 2020 in New York, USA in March:
    • “Automatic detection of anatomy structures in full-length anomaly scans using artificial intelligence”
    • “Which landmarks do sonographers look at while acquiring second- and third-trimester standard biometry planes?”

November

  • Henry Cheng Zhao joins the PULSE project as a Postdoctoral Researcher. Welcome Henry!

October

  • Congratulations to Yifan Cai for successfully defending his engineering doctoral research thesis which was associated with the PULSE study. 
  • Elizabeth Savochkina joins the PULSE project as a doctoral research engineering student. Welcome Elizabeth!

September

  • We are pleased to announce that we have recruited volunteer one thousand (1,000) of the PULSE study. Thank you so much to all the volunteers for participating in our study!

August

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March 

  • Yuan Gao joins the PULSE project as a Post Doctoral Researcher. Welcome Yuan! 

February

January 

  • We are pleased to announce that we have recruited our 500th volunteer of the PULSE study.

2018

December

September 

May  

  • We are pleased to announce that the first volunteer has been recruited to the PULSE study!