Anne Martel

  • Posted on: 3 January 2016
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Associate Professor, Medical Biophysics
Sunnybrook Research Institute
2075 Bayview Ave
Toronto, ON M4N 3M5

Dr. Martel's research focuses on the development of tools for the analysis of medical images. Her team have developed novel image registration techniques that are able to produce fast and accurate results even in the presence of contrast changes; her motion correction algorithm for breast MRI was licensed to Sentinelle Medical (now part of Hologic) and was widely distributed to clinical users as a component of the Aegis breast platform. Her group has also developed novel data-driven methods of analysis based on Factor Analysis and ICA and recent work demonstrates that these methods are able to extract unique information from DCE-MRI studies that may be valuable in therapy assessment. She is currently developing a computer aided diagnosis platform for MRI breast screening in high risk women; this work is funded by Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and Ontario Institute Cancer Research. She is an active member of the medical image analysis community and in addition to acting as Associate Editor on IEEE Trans. Medical Imaging and serving on program committees for SPIE, MICCAI and ISBI conferences, Dr Martel was a general and scientific co-chair for MICCAI 2011 held in Toronto and was responsible for organizing the 2nd MICCAI international workshop on Breast Image Analysis in Nagoya, Japan in 2013. Her more recent involvement in Digital Pathology has lead to the development of a number of techniques for the registration of 2D to 2D histopathology images and histopathology to 3D in vivo images. As a response to the lack of suitable tools for the analysis of large wholemount images her team created a viewing platform, Sedeen. She subsequently co-founded Pathcore and is currently the CSO - this role allows her to ensure that the SDK is able to satisfy the needs of researchers as well as clinical users.

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