IEEE Kingston Section



The  EMB/RA/CS Societies Joint Chapter of IEEE Kingston Section is proud to sponsor the following IEEE Distinguished Seminar:

At the Intersection of Medicine, Engineering and Computing

Date:        Thursday, November 16th, 2017.

Time:       1:00 – 2:00PM

Venue:     Dunning Hall, Room 14,  Queens University, Kingston.

Speaker:  Prof. Alex Hartov, Dartmouth College, USA


Abstract: Surgery developed in human history as a highly skilled activity to treat a wide variety of ailments.  Its effectiveness has increased dramatically over the centuries as our understanding of anatomy, physiology and the course of diseases has deepened.  While medical advances still contribute to improvements in surgical procedures, we have now reached a new stage where engineering and computational methods are contributing to significant improvements in surgical outcomes. This new development has the potential to also change the nature of ailments that surgery can help.  Underlying this progress are development in imaging technology which have contributed both to better diagnostic capabilities and to better therapeutic procedures, particularly in the field of image-guided surgery.  In this presentation, a number of technological developments that have contributed to improvements in surgery will be presented and analyzed.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Hartov was born in France and moved to the US where he attended university.  He graduated with a BSEE (Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering) from Northeastern University in 1984, and obtained his MS and PhD from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth in 1988 and 1991 respectively.  He was invited to join the Thayer School research faculty in 1996 where he worked on the development of electrical impedance tomography for breast cancer screening.  Dr. Hartov also worked in collaboration with neurosurgeons on the development of apparatus and algorithms used in imaged surgery and is named as an inventor on several related patents.


This seminar is open to the general public with free admission. For further information, please contact Dr. Gabor Fitchinger