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
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Raimundo Sierra will be working on the preoperative planning, training
and navigation of ventriculoscopic interventions in collaboration with
Simon DiMaio, Jun Wada, Dr. Goumnerova
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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.