VISE Fall Seminar – Zion Tse, PhD
to be led by
Zion Tse, PhD
School of Engineering and Computer Science
University of Georgia
Date: Thursday, October 10
Time: 12:15 p.m. lunch, 12:25 p.m. start
Location: Stevenson Center 5326
Abstract: Image-guided therapy is a clinical procedure under 2-D or 3-D image guidance such as MRI and CT images to accurately deliver surgical devices to diseased or cancerous tissue. This emerging field is interdisciplinary, combining the technology of robotics, computer science, engineering and medicine. Image-guided therapy allows faster, safer and more accurate minimally invasive surgery and diagnosis. In this talk, Dr. Tse will present the technological challenges in the field, followed by his research in MRI-guided therapy for brachytherapy, ablation and stem cell treatment in the prostate, the heart and the spine, respectively. These procedures consist of the latest imaging and robotic technology in minimally invasive therapy.
Short Bio: Dr. Zion Tse is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Principal Investigator of the Medical Robotics Lab, and the Associate Director of the Center for Cyber-Physical Systems at the University of Georgia. Formerly, he was a visiting scientist in the Center for Interventional Oncology at National Institutes of Health, and a research fellow in the Radiology Department at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He received his PhD in Medical Robotics from Imperial College London, UK. His academic and professional experience has related to mechatronics, medical devices and surgical robotics. Dr. Tse has designed and prototyped a broad range of novel clinical devices, most of which have been tested in animal and human trials.