I am a PhD candidate at University College Cork, Ireland. I am also part of the BioElectromagnetics group at UCC. From September 2013 to March 2014 he was working as visiting researcher at Surgical Planning Laboratory, Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. My research interests are focused on medical applications of image analysis. In particular, my main goal is the development of an open source virtual bronchoscopy system using the open-source 3D Slicer software platform (3D Slicer).
I received my M.D. degree at University of Genoa, Italy, in December 2012, discussing a thesis entitled "Semi-automated airway segmentation from lung CT datasets", which describes the use of 3D Slicer for automated segmentation of lung CT datasets. This work was completed at the BioElectromagnetics group as part of an Erasmus exchange program with the University of Genoa. In June 2013 I have also been selected for oral presentation at the 27th International Congress on Computer and Assisted Radiology and Surgery meeting in Heidelberg (CARS2013) to present my work.
I am currently working on the development of a new system for CT images denoising using a Non Local Means filter, to help remove noise and get a better airway segmentation.