Research Group Meeting @ BSIR 2008

CRaIVE research group meeting: November 4th 2008, Manchester – BSIR

Manchester Conference Centre
Sackville Street, Weston Room II


12.30-13.00 Registration
13.00 Introduction and projects overview Derek Gould
13.25 Work at the Human-Computer Interface Tim Coles
13.50 Preliminary face & content validation of ImaGiNe-S Amrita Sinha
14.15 Standards for medical simulation Bill Lewandowski
14.40 Questions / discussion
15.00 Tea / coffee / refreshments
15.30 Simulation: relevance to the RCR curriculum David Kessel
16.00 Simulation: past, present and future Roger Kneebone
16.40 Questions / discussion
17.00-17.05 Closing Remarks Derek Gould

Sponsored by Cordis.

Funding Success

The EPSRC has agreed funding for a project to develop a Physics-based virtual environment for training in vascular interventional radiological procedures. This will be a collaborative project with Liverpool, Bangor, Hull, Leeds and Imperial universities. The project will develop, integrate and validate a complete virtual environment for training in vascular interventinal radiology, encompassing needle puncture as well as guide wire and catheter insertion and manipulation.

A second project in this area has also been funded by the Department of Health under the Health Technology Devices Programme. The project will develop and validate a virtual reality simulator for training in interventional radiological visceral needle puncture procedures. The work will be in collaboration with Liverpool, Bangor, Leeds, Imperial and Hull Universities, and Medic Vision Pty Ltd.

See the CRaIVE Projects page for more details.

CRaIVE Members Meeting

A CRaIVE members meeting and open satellite workshop: Meeting the education and assessment needs for Interventional Radiology: instructional and technology issues was organised at the Brighton Metropole Hotel, November 2005. See Pictures from the meeting here.

CRaIVE Workshop at MMVR 2005

CRaIVE organised a Workshop at the Medicine Meets Virtual Reality (MMVR) conference on January 29th 2005 in Long Beach, California.

Presentations included:

  • Introduction and Training Issues,
    Derek A. Gould, Royal Liverpool Hospital and University of Liverpool
  • Medical Applications of Virtual Environments – An IR Perspective,
    Nigel W John PhD, University of Wales, Bangor & Fernando Bello PhD, Imperial College of Science and Technology


  • In Vivo Force During Arterial Interventional Radiology Needle Puncture Procedures, Andrew E HEALEY, Jonathan C EVANS, Micheal G MURPHY, Steven POWELL, Thien V HOW, David GROVES, Fraser HATFIELD, Bernard M DIAZ, Derek A GOULD

CRaIVE Participation at CARS 2005


  • Developing a needle guidance virtual environment with patient specific data and force feedback, F. P. Vidal, N. Chalmers, D. A. Gould, A. E. Healey and, N. W. John. In Proceeding of the 19th International Congress of CARS – Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, Berlin, Germany, 22 – 25 June 2005. International Congress Series, Elsevier. Volume 1281. Pages 418-423.