Chloe successfully defended her Master’s thesis ‘Segmentation of Oral Optical Coherence Tomography with Deep Learning’ with no revisions, the highest level of pass at Simon Fraser University’s School of Engineering Science.
Chloe developed a four-part neural network pipeline to aid OCT interpretation by providing en face maps of epithelial depth. This allows for rapid identification of the most pathologic region in endoscopic OCT of the oral cavity, which may help identify the best site for biopsy. Chloe’s pipeline demonstrates as-good-as or better agreement than manual assessment between two raters, suggesting strong performance. Further work includes validating this tool on data acquired with a different OCT system to test generalizability.
Screening is one of the most powerful tools we have to improve patient outcomes —earlier diagnoses allow for earlier interventions. Our group is conducting an imaging study examining the endocervical canal, which is hard to assess in traditional colposcopy.
In the most recent addition to the GCI Knowledge Translation Blog, OCIL PhD candidate Jeanie Malone discusses the imaging device used to look for early cancers, precancers, and other areas of concern.
The Optical Cancer Imaging Laboratory (OCIL) at the British Columbia Cancer Research Institute (BCCRI) is seeking enthusiastic students for research and development of nondestructive, high-resolution optical instruments for early cancer detection and management. The OCIL offers a unique experience for students in a multidisciplinary clinical and research environment.
We are hiring a summer student for summer 2023 (May-Aug) to help us develop deep learning image segmentation programs and phantoms to test our endoscopes.
We are seeking qualified individuals to pursue mutually beneficial projects related to the current research program in the OCIL at the BC Cancer Research Institute. Fellowships can start early 2023.
There are several research projects of interest, including but not limited to, development of OCT systems for endoscopic imaging in the 800nm band, time-resolved fluorescence imaging, and multimodal endoscopic imaging. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary research group including engineers, imaging scientists, and clinicians.
Interested candidates should forward a cover letter that expresses their research interests, curriculum vitae, and two references to Rebecca White (email@example.com) with “OCT PDF 2023” in the subject line.
Interested candidates should forward a brief cover letter that expresses their research interests, curriculum vitae, and references to Rebecca White (firstname.lastname@example.org) with “PHD STUDENTSHIP 2023” in the subject line.
Interested candidates should forward a cover letter that expresses their research interests, curriculum vitae, and two references to Rebecca White (email@example.com) with “OCT PDF” in the subject line.
Congratulations to Jeanie Malone for winning best Best Gynecologic Cancer Prevention Presentation at the second annual Trainee Research Day
Trainee Research Day is hosted by the Gynecologic Cancer Initiative to celebrate and highlight the incredible work of gynecologic cancer trainees in British Columbia. Her oral presentation “Multimodal Optical Imaging of Ex Vivo Fallopian Tubes” won for best Gynecologic Cancer Prevention Presentation .