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George D. Stetten

Research Professor
Email: stetten@andrew.cmu.edu
Office: NSH A525
Phone: (412) 624-7762
Personal Homepage
Administrative Assistant: Stephanie Matvey

Although an MD/PhD, I am primarily an engineer, with extensive background in electronics and computer science, the development of new technology and prototype design. My current research focuses on two main areas. The first involves developing a new method of image guided intervention based on in-situ image guidance. One example of this approach is a device called the Sonic Flashlight, which provides a stable virtual image of an ultrasound scan within the patient in real time. Over the past 8 years of continuous NIH funding, my laboratory has developed and tested the device in patients for the placement of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) lines into the upper arm. Extensions of this technology to remote and magnified image guided intervention have also been developed, as well as a version based on a holographic optical element that is currently funded by NIH/NIBIB. Yet another version uses Real Time 3D ultrasound, an imaging modality that I helped to develop at Duke University in the 1990’s. Our most recent effort over the past two years has been to extend in-situ imaging into the domain of microsurgery using Optical Coherence Tomography, which is the topic of the current proposal.

My second research area is in image analysis techniques for automated identification and measurement of anatomical structure and motion. Recent applications include cardiac structures, the major veins of the neck and the vasculature of the lung. Image analysis was the area of my Ph.D. dissertation with Stephen Pizer at UNC, Chapel Hill. I was a founding member of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) software consortium creating the Insight Toolkit (ITK), an open-source software library for medical image analysis.

In addition to these two main areas, I am exploring a new prosthetic device for the blind called fingersight, and am involved in electronic musical instrument design and other projects in the context of teaching undergraduates in Bioengineering. My earlier experiences in engineering include writing the software for the first computer system onboard Deep Submersible Alvin at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and designing a telemetric egg to study incubation of endangered birds at the Bronx Zoo.

Additional Interests

VIA Lab website
Selected publications

Publications

PalmSight: an assistive technology helping the blind to locate and grasp objects
Zhixuan Yu, Samantha J. Horvath, Alexandra Delazio, Jihang Wang, Rebeka Almasi, Roberta Klatzky, John Galeotti, George D. Stetten

CMU-RI-TR-16-59 December, 2016

Graphics Processor Unit (GPU) Accelerated Shallow Transparent Layer Detection in Optical Coherence Tomographic (OCT) images for real-time Corneal Surgical Guidance
Tejas Sudharshan Mathai, John Galeotti, Samantha J. Horvath and George D. Stetten

AECAI / MICCAI, Boston MA, 2014, to be published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science January, 2014

Psychophysical Evaluation of Haptic Perception Under Augmentation by a Handheld Device
Bing Wu, Roberta Klatzky, Randy Lee, Vikas Revanna Shivaprabhu, John Galeotti, Mel Siegel, Joel Schuman, Ralph Hollis and George D. Stetten

Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society September, 2014

FingerSight: Fingertip Haptic Sensing of the Visual Environment
Samantha J. Horvath, John Galeotti, Bing Wu, Roberta Klatzky, Mel Siegel and George D. Stetten

IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine March, 2014

Descending Variance Graphs for Segmenting Neurological Structures
George D. Stetten, Cindy Wong, Vikas Revanna Shivaprabhu, Ada Zhang, Samantha J. Horvath, Jihang Wang, John Galeotti, Vijay Gorantla and Howard Aizenstein

IEEE Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Pattern Recognition in NeuroImaging, Philadelphia PA. July, 2013

Real-Time Registration of Video with Ultrasound using Stereo Disparity
Jihang Wang

CMU-RI-TR- May, 2012

ProbeSight: Video Cameras on an Ultrasound Probe for Computer Vision of the Patient’s Exterior
John Galeotti, Jihang Wang, Samantha J. Horvath, Mel Siegel and George D. Stetten

CMU-RI-TR- Image Guided Therapy Workshop October, 2011

Fingersight: Fingertip Visual Haptic Sensing and Control
George D. Stetten, Roberta Klatzky, B. Nichol, John Galeotti, K. Rockot, K. Zawrotny, D. Weiser, N. Sendgikoski and

IEEE International Workshop on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and their Applications (HAVE 2007) October, 2007

Learning in image-guided reaching changes the representation-to-action mapping
Bing Wu, Roberta Klatzky, Damion Michael Shelton and George D. Stetten

Vision Sciences Society Meeting May, 2007

Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters by Nurses using the Sonic Flashlight
David C. Wang, N.B. Amesur, Roberta Klatzky, A. Bayless, B. Mandella, C. Banks, Gaurav Shukla and George D. Stetten

Clinical and Translational Science Day, May, 2007

Design and calibration of a virtual tomographic reflection system
Damion Michael Shelton, Bing Wu, Roberta Klatzky and George D. Stetten

International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI) April, 2007

Carotid Artery and Jugular Vein Tracking and Differentiation Using Spatiotemporal Analysis
David C. Wang, Roberta Klatzky, N. Amesur and George D. Stetten

Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI 2006), Lecture Notes in Computer Science October, 2006

Interaction of Visual and Haptic Cues in the Image-based Perception of Depth
Bing Wu, Roberta Klatzky, Damion Michael Shelton and George D. Stetten

Vision Sciences Society Meeting May, 2006

Shells and Spheres: A Framework for Variable Scale Statistical Image Analysis
Constantine Aaron Cois, Ken Rockot, John Galeotti, Robert Joseph Tamburo and George D. Stetten

CMU-RI-TR-04-19 April, 2006

Optical Merger of Direct Vision with Virtual Images for Scaled Teleoperation
Samuel Clanton, David C. Wang, V. Chib, Yoky Matsuoka and George D. Stetten

IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG) March, 2006

Design and Calibration of a Virtual Tomographic Reflection System
Damion Michael Shelton, George D. Stetten, Bing Wu and Roberta Klatzky

IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces March, 2006

Fingertip Vibratory Transducer for Detecting Optical Edges using Regenerative Feedback
K. Zawrotny, A. Craig, D. Weiser, Roberta Klatzky and George D. Stetten

Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, IEEE Virtual Reality 2006 March, 2006

C-mode Virtual Image Display for a Matrix Array Ultrasound Sonic Flashlight
George D. Stetten, Constantine Aaron Cois, Wilson Chang, Damion Michael Shelton, Robert Joseph Tamburo, J. Castellucci and O. von Ramm

Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI, Lecture Notes in Computer Science January, 2003

Overlaying Ultrasound Images on Direct Vision
George D. Stetten and V. Chib

Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine January, 2001

Real Time Tomographic Reflection
V. Chib and George D. Stetten

Encylcopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering January, 2004

C-mode Virtual Image Display for a Matrix Array Ultrasound Sonic Flashlight
George D. Stetten, Constantine Aaron Cois, Wilson Chang, Damion Michael Shelton, Robert Joseph Tamburo, J. Castellucci and O. von Ramm

Academic Radiology January, 2005

Teaching Medical Image Analysis with the Insight Toolkit
Damion Michael Shelton, George D. Stetten, S. Aylward, L. Ibanez, Constantine Aaron Cois and C. Stuart

Medical Image Analysis December, 2005

First Clinical Trial of the Sonic Flashlight – Guiding Placement of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters
Wilson Chang, N. Amesur, David C. Wang, A. Zajko and George D. Stetten

2005 meeting of the Radiological Society of North America November, 2005

Psychophysical Evaluation of In-Situ Ultrasound Visualization
Bing Wu, Roberta Klatzky, Damion Michael Shelton and George D. Stetten

IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), Special Issue on Haptics, Virtual and Augmented Reality November, 2005

The Sonic Penlight for Guidance of Superficial Subdermal Access
Gaurav Shukla, Bing Wu, D. Schwartzman and George D. Stetten

Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention Conference October, 2005

A Laser Needle Guide for the Sonic Flashlight
David C. Wang, Bing Wu and George D. Stetten

Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention Conference October, 2005

Real-Time Ultrasound Image Analysis for the Insight Toolkit
David C. Wang, Wilson Chang and George D. Stetten

Technical report in special MICCAI 2005 Workshop on Open-Source Software issue of The Insight Journal August, 2005

N-Dimensional Path Optimization: The Implementation of a Novel Algorithm in ITK
John Galeotti and George D. Stetten

Technical report in special MICCAI 2005 Workshop on Open-Source Software issue of The Insight Journal August, 2005

Cumulative Gaussian Curve Fitter for Boundary Parameterization
David C. Wang, Robert Joseph Tamburo and George D. Stetten

Technical report in special MICCAI 2005 Workshop on Open-Source Software issue of The Insight Journal August, 2005

Creation and Demonstration of a Framework for Handling Paths in ITK
John Galeotti and George D. Stetten

MICCAI 2005 Workshop on Open-Source Software issue of The Insight Journal August, 2005

The Sonic Flashlight Is Faster To Learn And Use Compared To Conventional Ultrasound Guidance: A Comparison Of Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access Devices In Phantoms
Wilson Chang, N. Amesur, A. Zajko and George D. Stetten

105th annual meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society May, 2005

Efficacy of Image-Guided Action is Controlled by Perception
Roberta Klatzky, Bing Wu, Damion Michael Shelton and George D. Stetten

Vision Sciences Society conference May, 2005

Intuitive intra-operative ultrasound guidance using the Sonic Flashlight, a novel ultrasound display system
Wilson Chang, M. Horowitz and George D. Stetten

Neurosurgery, Operative Neurosurgery Supplement 2 April, 2005

Cadaveric central venous access using the Sonic Flashlight, a novel ultrasound display system
Wilson Chang, N. Amesur, A. Zajko and George D. Stetten

2004 meeting of the Radiological Society of North America December, 2004

Extending the Sonic Flashlight to Real Time Tomographic Holography
Andreas Nowatzyk, Damion Michael Shelton, John Galeotti and George D. Stetten

AMI-ARCS 2004 Workshop for Augmented Environments for Medical Imaging including Augmented Reality in Computer-aided Surgery (AMI-ARCS) September, 2004

Refining the sonic flashlight for interventional procedures
Wilson Chang, N. Amesur, M. Horowitz and George D. Stetten

IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging April, 2004

Enhanced snake based segmentation of vocal folds
Sonya Allin, John Galeotti, George D. Stetten and S.H. Dailey

2004 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: Macro to Nano April, 2004

A Novel Machine Interface for Scaled Telesurgery
Samuel Clanton, David C. Wang, Yoky Matsuoka, Damion Michael Shelton and George D. Stetten

SPIE Medical Imaging February, 2004

Magnified Real-Time Tomographic Reflection
George D. Stetten and V. Chib

Proceedings of MICCAI 2001, Lecture Notes in Computer Science January, 2001

Progress Towards a Clinically Useful Sonic Flashlight
George D. Stetten, Damion Michael Shelton, Wilson Chang, Robert Joseph Tamburo, V. Chib, Constantine Aaron Cois, Ralph Hollis, Alfred Rizzi, L. Lobes and D. Schwartzman

Biomedical Imaging Research Opportunities Workshop January, 2003

Progress Towards a Clinically Useful Sonic Flashlight
George D. Stetten, Damion Michael Shelton, Wilson Chang, Robert Joseph Tamburo, V. Chib, Constantine Aaron Cois, Ralph Hollis, Alfred Rizzi, L. Lobes and D. Schwartzman

Biomedical Imaging Research Opportunities Workshop January, 2003

Guidance of Retrobulbar Injection with Real Time Tomographic Reflection
Wilson Chang, George D. Stetten, L. Lobes, Damion Michael Shelton and Robert Joseph Tamburo

Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine October, 2002

Ultrasound Visualization With the Sonic Flashlight
Damion Michael Shelton, Wilson Chang and George D. Stetten

Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2002, Emerging Technologies July, 2002

Real Time Tomographic Reflection: Phantoms for Calibration and Biopsy
George D. Stetten, V. Chib, D. Hildebrand and J. Bursee

IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Augmented Reality October, 2001

Tomographic Reflection to Merge Ultrasound Images with Direct Vision
George D. Stetten, V. Chib and R. Tamburo

IEEE Proceedings of the 2000 Applied Imagery Pattern Recognition (AIPR) Annual Workshop January, 2000

Real Time Tomographic Reflection with Ultrasound: Stationary and Hand-Held Implementations.
George D. Stetten and Vikram S. Chib

CMU-RI-TR-00-28 November, 2000

Gradient-oriented profiles for unsupervised boundary classification
Robert Joseph Tamburo and George D. Stetten

Proceedings of the 29th Applied Imagery Pattern Recognition Workshop October, 2000

Mailing Address:

Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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