The Centre has a long history of developing new techniques for medical imaging (particularly in magnetic resonance imaging), transforming them from a primarily diagnostic modality into an interventional and therapeutic platform. This is facilitated by the Centre's strong engineering background in practical imaging and image analysis platform development, as well as advances in minimal access and robotic assisted surgery. Hamlyn has a strong tradition in pursuing basic sciences and theoretical research, with a clear focus on clinical translation.

In response to the current paradigm shift and clinical demand in bringing cellular and molecular imaging modalities to an in vivo – in situ setting during surgical intervention, our recent research has also been focussed on novel biophotonics platforms that can be used for real-time tissue characterisation, functional assessment, and intraoperative guidance during minimally invasive surgery. This includes, for example, SMART confocal laser endomicroscopy, time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy and flexible FLIM catheters.


BibTex format

author = {Zhang, L and Lee, S-L and Yang, G-Z and Mylonas, GP},
pages = {3496--3502},
publisher = {IEEE},
title = {Semi-autonomous navigation for robot assisted tele-echography using generalized shape models and co-registered RGB-D cameras},
url = {},
year = {2014}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - — This paper proposes a semi-autonomous navigatedmaster-slave system, for robot assisted remote echography forearly trauma assessment. Two RGB-D sensors are used tocapture real-time 3D information of the scene at the slave sidewhere the patient is located. A 3D statistical shape model isbuilt and used to generate a customized patient model basedon the point cloud generated by the RGB-D sensors. Thecustomized patient model can be updated and adaptively fittedto the patient. The model is also used to generate a trajectoryto navigate a KUKA robotic arm and safely conduct theultrasound examination. Extensive validation of the proposedsystem shows promising results in terms of accuracy androbustness.
AU - Zhang,L
AU - Lee,S-L
AU - Yang,G-Z
AU - Mylonas,GP
EP - 3502
PY - 2014///
SP - 3496
TI - Semi-autonomous navigation for robot assisted tele-echography using generalized shape models and co-registered RGB-D cameras
UR -
ER -