Publications:


2013

 

Papers at Refereed Conferences:


Implementation of a Force-Feedback Interface for Robotic Assisted Interventions with Real-time MRI Guidance.

N. von Sternberg, A. Kilicarslan, N.V. Navkar, Z. Deng, K. Grigoriadis, N.V. Tsekos

In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, (ICRA), 2013.


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2012

 

Papers in Refereed Journals:


A Framework for Integrating real-time MRI with Robot Control: Application to Simulated Transapical Cardiac Interventions.

Nikhil V. Navkar, Zhigang Deng, Dipan J. Shah, Karen Chin, and Nikolaos V. Tsekos.

In IEEE Transaction on Biomedical Engineering, (TBME), 2012.


A system for endoscopic mechanically scanned localized proton MR and light-induced fluorescence emission spectroscopies.

A.E. Sonmez, A. Webb, W.M. Spees, A. Ozcan, and N.V. Tsekos.

In Journal of Magnetic Resonance, 2012.


Papers at Refereed Conferences:


Intraoperative registration of preoperative 4D cardiac anatomy with real-time MR images.

X. Gao, N.V. Navkar, D.J. Shah, N.V. Tsekos, Z. Deng.

In IEEE International Conference on BioInformatics and BioEngineering (BIBE), 2012.


Image Guided Mechanically Scanned and Coregistered Localized Optical and MR Spectroscopies.

A.E. Sonmez, A. Webb, and N.V. Tsekos.

In IEEE International Conference on BioInformatics and BioEngineering (BIBE), 2012.


Robot-assisted Mechanical Scanning and Co-registration of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Light-Induced Fluorescence.

A.E. Sonmez, W.M. Spees, A. Ozcan, Z. Deng, A. Webb, and N.V. Tsekos.

In IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), 2012.

*** Finalist for Best Student Paper Award ***


An Actuated Phantom for Developing and Studying MRI-Guided Interventions in Dynamic Environments.

N.C. von Sternberg, Y.S. Hedayati, H.M. Zaid, E Yeniaras, E Christoforou, and N.V. Tsekos.

In IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), 2012.


Visual and Force-Feedback Guidance for Robot-Assisted Interventions in the Beating Heart with Real-Time MRI.

N.V. Navkar, Z. Deng, D.J. Shah, K.E. Bekris, and N.V. Tsekos.

In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2012.

*** Finalist for Best Medical Robotics Paper Award ***


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2011


Book Contributions:


Increasing the safety of minimally invasive cardiac surgeries: An Image based methodology.

E. Yeniaras and N.V. Tsekos.

In “Biomedical Engineering: Healthcare Systems, Technology and Techniques” (Editors: Sang Suh, Murat M. Tanik, Varadraj Gurupur), Springer, 2011.


Papers in Refereed Journals:


An approach for preoperative planning and performance of minimally invasive MRI-guided interventions with a manually-operated robotic device.

I. Seimenis, N. V. Tsekos, C. Keroglou, E. Eracleous, C. Pitris, and E. Christoforou.

Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, 2011.


Papers at Refereed Conferences:


Dynamic Simulation of Blood Flow Effects on Flexible Manipulators During Intra-Cardiac Procedures on the Beating Heart.

A. Salimi, J. Mohammadpour, K. Grigoriadis, and N.V. Tsekos.

In Proceedings ASME Conference on Dynamic Systems & Control (DSC), 2011.


Linear Parameter Varying Control of a Robot Manipulator for Aortic Valve Implantation.

A. Ramezanifar, A. Salimi, J. Mohammadpour, K. Grigoriadis, and N.V. Tsekos.

In Proceedings ASME Conference on Dynamic Systems & Control (DSC), 2011.


MR-based Real Time Path Planning for Cardiac Operations with Transapical Access.

E. Yeniaras, N.V. Navkar, A.E. Sonmez, D.J. Shah, Z. Deng, and N.V. Tsekos.

In International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), 2011.


Generation of 4D Access Corridors from Real-Time Multislice MRI for Guiding Aortic Valvuloplasties.

N.V. Navkar, E. Yeniaras, D.J. Shah, N.V. Tsekos, and Z. Deng.

In International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), 2011.


Simulations and Experimental Demonstration of Coupling Molecular and Macroscopic Level Modalities with a Robotic Manipulator.

A.E. Sonmez, Y. Hedayati, A. Ozcan, W.M. Spees, and N.V. Tsekos.

In International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2011.


An approach for robot-assisted biosensing: Demonstration with MR-guided MR spectroscopy.

A.E. Sonmez, Y. Hedayati, A.G. Webb, Z. Deng, and N.V. Tsekos.

In International workshop on Biomedical Engineering, 2011.


Cardiac MRI Intervention and Diagnosis via Deformable Collaborative Tracking.

Y. Zhou, N.V. Tsekos and I. Pavlidis.

In International Conference on Functional Imaging and Modeling of the Heart (FIMH), 2011.


Virtual Reality Enhanced Control of A Robotic Manipulator for Image Guided Interventions in the Beating Heart.

E. Yeniaras, J. Lamaury, N.V. Navkar, D.J. Shah, K. Chin, Z. Deng, and N.V. Tsekos.

In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2011.


Robot-facilitated Scanning and Co-registration of Multi-modal and Multi-level Sensing: Demonstration with Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy.

A.E. Sonmez, A. Ozcan, W.M. Spees, and N.V. Tsekos.

In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2011.


Extracting Geometric Features of Aortic-Valve Annulus Motion from Dynamic Cardiac MRI for Guiding Interventions.

N.V. Navkar, E. Yeniaras, D.J. Shah, N.V. Tsekos, and Z. Deng.

In Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), 2011.


Design of a Haptic System for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgeries.

A. Kilicarslan, J. Mohammadpour, K. Grigoriadis, and N.V. Tsekos.

In Medicine Meets Virtual Reality (MMVR) Conference, 2011.


Virtual Reality System for Preoperative Planning and Simulation of Image Guided Intracardiac Surgeries with Robotic Manipulators.

E. Yeniaras, Z. Deng, M.A. Syed, M. Davies, and N.V. Tsekos.

In Medicine Meets Virtual Reality (MMVR) Conference, 2011.


Papers at Abstract based Conferences:


Prototype cyber-physical system for magnetic resonance based, robot assisted minimally invasive intracardiac surgeries.

E. Yeniaras, J. Lamaury, Y. Hedayati, N. Sternberg and N.V. Tsekos.

In International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (IJCARS) , 2011.


Novel methodology and software tool for the preoperative planning of minimally invasive MRI-guided interventions.

I. Seimenis, C. Keroglou, N.V. Tsekos, E. Eracleous, and E. Christoforou.

In European Congress of Radiology, 2011.


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2010


Book Contributions:


Robot-Assisted Procedures with MRI Guidance

M. G. Davies, N. V. Tsekos, E. Yeniaras.

In “Pumps and Pipes” (Editors: M.G. Davies, A.B. Lumsden, W.E. Cline, I. Kakadiaris), Springer 2010.


A General-Purpose MR-Compatible Robotic System.

N. V. Tsekos and E. Christoforou.

In Biomedical Engineering Book Series “Advances in Medical Physics” (Editors Anthony B. Wolbarst, Kenneth L. Mossman, and William R. Hendee), Medical Physics Publishing, 2010.


MRI-Guided Robot-Assisted Interventions: An Opportunity and a Challenge in Computational Surgery.

N.V. Tsekos, E. Yeniaras and A. E. Sonmez.

In “Computational Surgery and Dual Training” (Editors: Marc Garbey, Barbara Lee Bass, Christophe Collet, Michel de Mathelin, Roger Tran-Son-Tay), Springer, 2010.


Papers at Refereed Conferences:


Design of an actuated phantom to mimic the motion of cardiac landmarks for the study of image-guided intracardiac interventions.

N. Sternberg, Y. Hedayati, E. Yeniaras, E. Christoforou, and N.V. Tsekos.

In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), 2010.


A Prototype Cyber-Physical System for MRI-guided and Robot-assisted Cardiac Procedures.

E. Yeniaras, J. Lamaury, Z. Deng, and N.V. Tsekos.

In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine (ITAB), 2010.


An approach to MR-guided interventions with a manually-operated manipulator.

E.G. Christoforou, C. Keroglou, I. Seimenis, N.V. Tsekos, E. Andreou, C. Pitris, E. Eracleous.

In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine (ITAB), 2010.


Design and Analysis of a Haptic Device for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery.

A. Kilicarslan, J. Mohammadpour, K. Grigoriadis, and N.V. Tsekos.

In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine (ITAB), 2010.


Consideration of Geometric Constraints Regarding MR–Compatible Interventional Robotic Devices.

C. Keroglou, I. Seimenis, N. V. Tsekos, C. Pitris, E. Eracleous, E.G. Christoforou.

In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), 2010.


Collaborative Tracking for MRI-Guided Robotic Intervention on the Beating Heart.

Y. Zhou, E. Yeniaras, M.A. Syed, N.V. Tsekos, I. Pavlidis.

In International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Interventions (MICCAI), 2010.


A Computational System for Performing Robot-assisted Cardiac Surgeries with MRI Guidance.

E. Yeniaras, N.V. Navkar, M.A. Syed, and N.V. Tsekos.

In Proceedings Design and Process Science (SDPS) International Transformative Systems Conference (ITSC), 2010.


Visualization and Planning of Neurosurgical Interventions with Straight Access.

N.V. Navkar, N. V. Tsekos, J. Stafford, J. Weinberg, and Z. Deng.

In Proceeding of International Conference on Information Processing in Computer-Assisted Intervention (IPCAI), 2010.


MR-compatibility of a robotic system for minimally invasive interventional procedures under real-time MRI guidance: A novel approach.

I. Seimenis, C. Keroglou, E. Eracleous, N.V. Tsekos, E.G. Christoforou.

In European Congress of Radiology, 2010.


Papers at Abstract based Conferences:


An approach for MRI based pre-operative planning of cardiac interventions via trans-apical access.

E. Yeniaras, Z. Deng, M. Syed, N.V. Tsekos.

In International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), 2010.


A method for planning interventions in the brain with straight access paths.

N.V. Navkar, Z. Deng, J. Stafford, J. Weinberg, and N.V. Tsekos. 

In International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), 2010.


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2009


Papers in Refereed Journals:


Simple RF design for human functional and morphological cardiac imaging at 7 tesla.

M.J. Versluis, N.V. Tsekos, N.B. Smith, and A.G. Webb.

Journal of Magnetic Resonance, 2009.


Papers at Refereed Conferences:


Design of MR–compatible robotic devices: magnetic and geometric compatibility aspects.

C. Keroglou, N.V. Tsekos, I. Seimenis, E. Eracleous, C.G. Christodoulou, C. Pitris, and E.G. Christoforou.

In International Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine (ITAB), 2009.


MRI-Guided Robotics at the U of Houston: Evolving Methodologies for Interventions and Surgeries.

N.V. Tsekos.

In International Conference of the IEEE EMBS, 2009.


Papers at Abstract based Conferences:


An approach in MRI-guided robot-assisted localized molecular imaging.

A. Sonmez and N. V. Tsekos.

In Proceedings of the Workshop of Automation and Robotics (WAR), 2009


Coregistration and Visualization of Regional Perfusion from First-Pass Multislice Sets based on Independent Components Analysis.

A. Sonmez, J. Milles, Z. Deng, and N.V. Tsekos.

In International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), 2009.


In vivo Human Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging at 7 Tesla.

M. Versluis, S. Elderen, and A.G. Webb, and N.V. Tsekos.

In Experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Conference, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 2009.


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2008


Papers in Refereed Journals:


A regression mixture model with spatial constraints for clustering spatiotemporal data.

K. Blekas, C. Nikou, N.G. Galatsanos, and N.V. Tsekos.

International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools, 2008.


The Interconnection of MRI Scanner and MR Compatible Robotic Device: Synergistic Graphical User Interface to Form a Mechatronic System.

A. Ozcan and N.V. Tsekos.

IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics,  2008


A General-Purpose Robotic System for MR guided Procedures: Implementation and Image Guidance.

N.V. Tsekos, E. Christoforou and A. Ozcan.

IEEE-EMB Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine Special Issue on MR-Compatible Robotics, 2008.


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