Erwin Vast graduated in computing science at the University of Groningen in 2013. Since May 2013 he is working as a scientific programmer in the Biomedical Imaging Group Rotterdam.
He works partly in the Image Registration group and has set up a new infrastructure based on the open-source framework XNAT. This infrastructure provides a central place for the storage of both imaging data and image- derived results, which is very useful in the context of multi-center imaging studies and other collaborative research projects where image data needs to be shared.
Furthermore, he is working in the area of image guidance in interventions. The primary field of interest is the use of electromagnetic sensors to provide a real-time positioning system for ultrasound scans. This allows the fusion of pre-operative CT/MRI scans with intra-operative ultrasound scans. Erwin is also working on (fast) implementations of 2D/3D and 3D/3D registrations for improved image guidance.
- A. Dekker, J. van Soest, S. Klein, R. Hoekstra, P. Groot, E. Vast, J. Huguet, W.J. Niessen, J.-W. Boiten and A van der Lugt, BMIA – nationaal biomedisch imaging archief voor onderzoek , 2015
J. Banerjee, S.J.C. Klink, E. Vast, W.J. Niessen, A. Moelker and T. van Walsum, A combined tracking and registration approach for tracking anatomical landmarks in 4D ultrasound of the liver, CLUST: Challenge on Liver Ultrasound Tracking , 2015
E. Vast and S. Klein, Centralized correlative analysis between image-derived data from XNAT and clinical data in tranSMART, tranSMART Foundation 2015 Annual Meeting , 2015
S. Klein, E. Vast, J. van Soest, A. Dekker, M. Koek and W.J. Niessen, XNAT imaging platform for BioMedBridges and CTMM TraIT, Abstracts from the 1st Clinical Research Informatics (CRI) Solutions Day 2014 , 2015
E. Vast, P. Ambrosini and T. van Walsum, Spatial calibration of 2d/3d ultrasound with the PLUS framework and electro-magnetic tracking, 5th Dutch Conference on Bio-Medical Engineering , 2015