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Smart implant and spine AI

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About This PhD Project

Project Description

Our team is working on novel diagnosis methods and implants for spine disorders. The diagnosis tools cover form home based examinations to hospital screenings. In comparison with conventional X rays, CTs and MRIs. Our methods are optical light based, which are cost effective and non-radioactive. This novel approach is important for patients with spine disorders, because they often need repetitive examinations and follow-ups, which can be involved with increased cost and radio-exposure. The projects utilize cutting edge imaging methods combined with artificial intelligence to predict the diagnostic outcomes that a patient may have. Cross-validation of different optical imaging technologies will be involved, along with automated segmentation and analysis of the original and/or synthesized medical images. Automated 3-D visualization of the spinal disorders is a crucial component. Our center is the one of the largest spine center in Hong Kong and routinely screen over 200 patients will spinal disorders per week. This presents a guaranteed opportunity for satisfied patient sample size for further deep learning development and validation.

Supervisor

Graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery (MBBS), Dr. Jason Cheung trained as an Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Queen Mary Hospital. He is a Clinical Associate Professor with the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology at the University of Hong Kong. His main research interests are paediatric growth and spinal deformity, developmental lumbar spinal stenosis, management of cervical myelopathy and orthopaedic infections.

Supervisor’s information webpage link:
http://hub.hku.hk/cris/rp/rp01685;jsessionid=BCE9E95E487FB848A511C6E1C8B85C1A
https://www.ortho.hku.hk/biography/cheung-pui-yin-jason/

Faculty information, funding opportunities and application deadlines: https://www.findaphd.com/phds/program/biomedical-research-hku-li-ka-shing-faculty-of-medicine/?i586p4119

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