Ashraf Labib is a Professor at University of Portsmouth, UK.
He served as Associate Dean for Research and has been the Director of the DBA Programme. His area of research is in reliability engineering and maintenance systems as well as decision analysis. He is a Fellow of the Operational Research Society (ORS), a Fellow of the IET and a Chartered Engineer.
He published over 150-refereed papers in professional journals and international conferences proceedings. He published a book on Learning from Failures: Decision Analysis of Major Disasters (2014), and co-authored a book on Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems. He received four awards: 1999, 2000, 2008, 2012, 2019 “Highly Commended” awards for five published papers from the Literati Club, MCB Press.
Real time trajectory calculation of steerable needle for optimized brachytherapy seeds deposition
Our team consists of Dylan Jones, professor of Mathematics, Dr. Sina Firouzy – Research Associate, and myself Ashraf Labib professor of operations and decision analysis at the University of Portsmouth, UK. Based on the steerable needle developed by our partner University of Delft our task at the University of Portsmouth team is to develop a trajectory planning and optimisation algorithm for the path of this needle. The optimisation is intended to minimise tissue damage while avoiding organs at risk. Hence it provides a more accurate and flexible method, which can also potentially both increase the scope of such procedure, and improve side effects.
In the presentation, we will share the idea behind the developed algorithm, how it was embedded in a software for demonstration and testing, and current state in terms of integration with the rest of the modules.
Talk: Real time trajectory calculation of steerable needle for optimized brachytherapy seeds deposition