Raimundo Sierra
Raimundo is a Research Fellow in the Surgical Planning Laboratory at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and in the Computational Radiology Laboratory at Children's Hospital. He studied electrical engineering at the Swiss Federal Institut of Technology (ETH) and received his Master's Degree in 2001. He conducted his master thesis under the supervision of Simon Warfield on the topic of "Nonrigid Registration of Diffusion Tensor Images". From 2001-2004 he worked at the Computer Vision Lab at ETH on his Doctoral Thesis entitled "Variable Anatomical Models for Surgical Training Simulators". For more information and a list of publications please visit his homepage. Raimundo Sierra will be working on the preoperative planning, training and navigation of ventriculoscopic interventions in collaboration with Simon DiMaio, Jun Wada, Dr. Goumnerova ( bio ), and Simon Warfield ( bio ). First, the generation of patient specific models of the ventricles will be investigated. These models are then adapted for a realistic, high fidelity simulation in order to provide a framework for training the actual procedure prior to surgery. Finally, using a miniaturized tracking coil, the surgeon's action should be supported by providing a navigation system during the intervention.
CONTACT
Name: Raimundo Sierra
Title: Research Fellow

Email: rsierra [at] crl.med.harvard.edu

Address:
Computational Radiology Laboratory
Department of Radiology
Children's Hospital
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston MA 02115
RESEARCH INTEREST
  • Image guided therapy.
  • Nonrigid registration of diffusion tensor MRI.