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George D. Stetten

Portrait of George D. Stetten
Adjunct Faculty
Email: stetten@andrew.cmu.edu
Office: A525 Newell-Simon Hall
Phone: (412) 624-7762
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Professor of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh and Adjunct Research Professor, Robotics Institute, CMU.  MD, State University of New York, Health Science Center at Syracuse, 1991; PhD (Biomedical Engineering), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999.  Dr. Stetten’s current research interests include image-guided surgery using an ultrasound device he invented called the Sonic Flashlight, and various adaptations of the underlying principle of in-situ image guidance, including one based on Optical Coherence Tomography for microsurgery.  In addition, he is developing image analysis techniques for automated identification and measurement of anatomical structures, and was a founding member of the National Library of Medicine’s Insight Toolkit for image segmentation and registration.  He has invented a technology called FingerSight for the vision impaired, which involves fingertip video cameras linked to vibratory stimulators.  He is also developing a new surgical tool that magnifies the sense of touch, enabling the surgeon to feel forces during delicate procedures.  His teaching efforts include the development of a new open-standard testing format, enabling instructors to create and score their own multiple choice exams, called LaTeX Open-Format Testing (LOFT) and a student-built electronics instrumentation package called the PittKit.  He is the founding director of the Music Engineering Laboratory in the School of Engineering and teaches a new honors course in the Engineering Foundations of Music.

Displaying 65 Publications
Integrating images from a moveable tracked display of three-dimensional data
G. Shukla, R. L. Klatzky, B. Wu, B. Wang, J. Galeotti, B. Chapmann and G. Stetten

Journal Article, Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, Vol. 2, pp. 34, August, 2017
Ultrasound tracking using ProbeSight: Camera pose estimation relative to external anatomy by inverse rendering of a prior high-resolution 3D surface map
J. Wang, C. Che, J. Galeotti, S. Horvath, V. Gorantla and G. Stetten

Conference Paper, 2017 IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), April, 2017
PalmSight: an assistive technology helping the blind to locate and grasp objects
Zhixuan Yu, Samantha J. Horvath, Alexandra Delazio, Jihang Wang, Rebeka Almasi, Roberta Klatzky, John Galeotti and George D. Stetten

Tech. Report, CMU-RI-TR-16-59, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, December, 2016
Ridge Matching Based on Maximal Correlation in Transform Space
M. Tian, J. Wang, S. Horvath, J. Galeotti, V. Gorantla and G. Stetten

Journal Article, Ingenium, pp. 97-101, March, 2016
Automated segmentation analysis of nerve fascicular anatomy using high resolution ultrasound imaging for objective non-invasive assessment of nerve regeneration after VCA
V. Gorantla, V. Shivaprabhu, H. Aizenstein, J. Galeotti and G. Stetten

Conference Paper, 12th Congress of the International Hand and Composite Tissue Allotransplantation Society, June, 2015
Refocusing a scanned laser projector for small and bright images: simultaneously controlling the profile of the laser beam and the boundary of the image
S. Horvath, J. Galeotti, M. Siegel and G. Stetten

Journal Article, Applied Optics, Vol. 53, No. 24, pp. 5421-5424, December, 2014
Towards video guidance for ultrasound, using a prior high-resolution 3D surface map of the external anatomy
J. Wang, V. Shivaprabhu, J. Galeotti, S. Horvath and G. Stetten

Conference Paper, Augmented Environments for Computer Assisted Interventions (AE-CAI), at Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), September, 2014
Psychophysical Evaluation of Haptic Perception Under Augmentation by a Handheld Device
Bing Wu, Roberta Klatzky, Randy Lee, Vikas Revanna Shivaprabhu, John Galeotti, Mel Siegel, Joel Schuman, Ralph Hollis and George D. Stetten

Journal Article, Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, September, 2014
FingerSight: Fingertip Haptic Sensing of the Visual Environment
Samantha J. Horvath, John Galeotti, Bing Wu, Roberta Klatzky, Mel Siegel and George D. Stetten

Journal Article, IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine, March, 2014
Graphics Processor Unit (GPU) Accelerated Shallow Transparent Layer Detection in Optical Coherence Tomographic (OCT) images for real-time Corneal Surgical Guidance
Tejas Sudharshan Mathai, John Galeotti, Samantha J. Horvath and George D. Stetten

Journal Article, AECAI / MICCAI, Boston MA, 2014, to be published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, January, 2014
Second-Generation Hand-Held Force Magnifier for Surgical Instruments
R. Lee, G. Stetten, V. Shivaprabhu, R. Klatzky, J. Galeotti, S. Horvath, M. Siegel, J. Schuman and R. Hollis

Conference Paper, Augmented Environments for Computer Assisted Interventions (AE-CAI), at Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), October, 2013
Descending Variance Graphs for Segmenting Neurological Structures
George D. Stetten, Cindy Wong, Vikas Revanna Shivaprabhu, Ada Zhang, Samantha J. Horvath, Jihang Wang, John Galeotti, Vijay Gorantla and Howard Aizenstein

Conference Paper, IEEE Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Pattern Recognition in NeuroImaging, Philadelphia PA., July, 2013
Real-Time Registration of Video with Ultrasound using Stereo Disparity
Jihang Wang, Samantha J. Horvath, George D. Stetten, Mel Siegel and John Galeotti

Journal Article, SPIE Medical Imaging, February, 2012
Towards an Ultrasound Probe with Vision: Structured Light to Determine Surface Orientation
S. Horvath, J. Galeotti, B. Wang, M. Perich, J. Wang, M. Siegel, P. Vescovi and G. Stetten

Conference Paper, Augmented Environments for Computer Assisted Interventions (AE-CAI), at Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), October, 2011
ProbeSight: Video Cameras on an Ultrasound Probe for Computer Vision of the Patient’s Exterior
John Galeotti, Jihang Wang, Samantha J. Horvath, Mel Siegel and George D. Stetten

Conference Paper, Image Guided Therapy Workshop, October, 2011
Hand-Held Force Magnifier for Surgical Instruments
G. Stetten, B. Wu, R. Klatzky, J. Galeotti, M. Siegel, R. Lee and R. Hollis

Conference Paper, 2nd International Conference on Information Processing in Computer-Assisted Interventions (IPCAI), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 6689, pp. 90-100, June, 2011
Real-time tomographic holography for augmented-reality
J. Galeotti, M. Siegel and G. Stetten

Journal Article, Optics Letters, Vol. 35, No. 14, pp. 2352–2354, July, 2010
Shells and Spheres: An n-Dimensional Framework for Medial-Based Image Segmentation
C. A. Cois, R. Tamburo, J. Galeotti, M. Sacks and G. Stetten

Journal Article, International Journal of Biomedical Imaging, special issue on Mathematical Methods for Images and Surfaces, Vol. 2010, June, 2010
Image segmentation using the student’s t-test on adjacent spherical populations of pixels
G. Stetten, S. Horvath, J. Galeotti, G. Shukla and B. Chapman

Conference Paper, SPIE Medical Imaging, February, 2010
The OCT penlight: In-situ image guidance for microsurgery
J. Galeotti, A. Sajjad, B. Wang, L. Kagemann, G. Shukla, M. Siegel, B. Wu, R. Klatzky, G. Wollstein, J. Schuman and G. Stetten

Conference Paper, SPIE Medical Imaging, February, 2010
A Movable Tomographic Display for 3D Medical Images
G. Shukla, B. Wang, J. Galeotti, R. Klatzky, B. Wu, B. Unger, D. Shelton, B. Chapman and G. Stetten

Conference Paper, Proceedings of the Augmented Environments for Medical Imaging including Augmented Reality in Computer-Aided Surgery (AMI ARCS), at Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), pp. 69-76, September, 2009
In-Situ Visualization of Medical Images Using Holographic Optics
J. Galeotti, M. Siegel and G. Stetten

Conference Paper, Proceedings of the Augmented Environments for Medical Imaging including Augmented Reality in Computer-Aided Surgery (AMI ARCS), at Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), pp. 93-103, September, 2008
Design of the First Optical System for Real-Time Tomographic Holography (RTTH)
J. Galeotti, M. Siegel, R. Rallison and G. Stetten

Conference Paper, SPIE Symposium on Optical Engineering + Applications, August, 2008
Fingersight: Fingertip Visual Haptic Sensing and Control
George D. Stetten, Roberta Klatzky, B. Nichol, John Galeotti, K. Rockot, K. Zawrotny, D. Weiser and N. Sendgikoski

Conference Paper, IEEE International Workshop on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and their Applications (HAVE 2007), October, 2007
Learning in image-guided reaching changes the representation-to-action mapping
Bing Wu, Roberta Klatzky, Damion Michael Shelton and George D. Stetten

Conference Paper, Vision Sciences Society Meeting, May, 2007
Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters by Nurses using the Sonic Flashlight
David C. Wang, N.B. Amesur, Roberta Klatzky, A. Bayless, B. Mandella, C. Banks, Gaurav Shukla and George D. Stetten

Conference Paper, Clinical and Translational Science Day,, May, 2007
Automated Segmentation of the Right Heart Using an Optimized Shells and Spheres Algorithm
C. A. Cois, K. Rockot, J. Galeotti, R. Tamburo, D. Gottlieb, J. Mayer, A. Powell, M. Sacks and G. Stetten

Conference Paper, 2007 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI 07), April, 2007
Localizing Amygdala Structure Differences in Late-Life Depression
R. Tamburo, G. Siegle, G. Stetten, C. A. Cois, K. Rockot, J. Galeotti, C. Reynolds and H. Aizenstein

Conference Paper, 2007 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI 07), April, 2007
Design and calibration of a virtual tomographic reflection system
Damion Michael Shelton, Bing Wu, Roberta Klatzky and George D. Stetten

Conference Paper, International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), April, 2007
Carotid Artery and Jugular Vein Tracking and Differentiation Using Spatiotemporal Analysis
David C. Wang, Roberta Klatzky, N. Amesur and George D. Stetten

Conference Paper, Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI 2006), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 4190, pp. 654 - 661, October, 2006
Interaction of Visual and Haptic Cues in the Image-based Perception of Depth
Bing Wu, Roberta Klatzky, Damion Michael Shelton and George D. Stetten

Conference Paper, Vision Sciences Society Meeting, May, 2006
Shells and Spheres: A Framework for Variable Scale Statistical Image Analysis
Constantine Aaron Cois, Ken Rockot, John Galeotti, Robert Joseph Tamburo and George D. Stetten

Tech. Report, CMU-RI-TR-04-19, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, April, 2006
Design and Calibration of a Virtual Tomographic Reflection System
Damion Michael Shelton, George D. Stetten, Bing Wu and Roberta Klatzky

Conference Paper, IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces, March, 2006
Fingertip Vibratory Transducer for Detecting Optical Edges using Regenerative Feedback
K. Zawrotny, A. Craig, D. Weiser, Roberta Klatzky and George D. Stetten

Conference Paper, Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, IEEE Virtual Reality 2006, pp. 373 - 374, March, 2006
Optical Merger of Direct Vision with Virtual Images for Scaled Teleoperation
Samuel Clanton, David C. Wang, V. Chib, Yoky Matsuoka and George D. Stetten

Journal Article, Carnegie Mellon University, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 277 - 285, March, 2006
Teaching Medical Image Analysis with the Insight Toolkit
Damion Michael Shelton, George D. Stetten, S. Aylward, L. Ibanez, Constantine Aaron Cois and C. Stuart

Journal Article, Carnegie Mellon University, Medical Image Analysis, Vol. 9, No. 6, December, 2005
First Clinical Trial of the Sonic Flashlight – Guiding Placement of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters
Wilson Chang, N. Amesur, David C. Wang, A. Zajko and George D. Stetten

Conference Paper, 2005 meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, November, 2005
Psychophysical Evaluation of In-Situ Ultrasound Visualization
Bing Wu, Roberta Klatzky, Damion Michael Shelton and George D. Stetten

Journal Article, Carnegie Mellon University, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), Special Issue on Haptics, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Vol. 11, No. 6, November, 2005
A Laser Needle Guide for the Sonic Flashlight
David C. Wang, Bing Wu and George D. Stetten

Conference Paper, Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention Conference, October, 2005
The Sonic Penlight for Guidance of Superficial Subdermal Access
Gaurav Shukla, Bing Wu, D. Schwartzman and George D. Stetten

Conference Paper, Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention Conference, October, 2005
Creation and Demonstration of a Framework for Handling Paths in ITK
John Galeotti and George D. Stetten

Journal Article, MICCAI 2005 Workshop on Open-Source Software issue of The Insight Journal, August, 2005
Cumulative Gaussian Curve Fitter for Boundary Parameterization
David C. Wang, Robert Joseph Tamburo and George D. Stetten

Journal Article, Carnegie Mellon University, Technical report in special MICCAI 2005 Workshop on Open-Source Software issue of The Insight Journal, August, 2005
N-Dimensional Path Optimization: The Implementation of a Novel Algorithm in ITK
John Galeotti and George D. Stetten

Journal Article, Technical report in special MICCAI 2005 Workshop on Open-Source Software issue of The Insight Journal, August, 2005
Real-Time Ultrasound Image Analysis for the Insight Toolkit
David C. Wang, Wilson Chang and George D. Stetten

Journal Article, Carnegie Mellon University, Technical report in special MICCAI 2005 Workshop on Open-Source Software issue of The Insight Journal, August, 2005
Efficacy of Image-Guided Action is Controlled by Perception
Roberta Klatzky, Bing Wu, Damion Michael Shelton and George D. Stetten

Journal Article, Carnegie Mellon University, Vision Sciences Society conference, May, 2005
The Sonic Flashlight Is Faster To Learn And Use Compared To Conventional Ultrasound Guidance: A Comparison Of Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access Devices In Phantoms
Wilson Chang, N. Amesur, A. Zajko and George D. Stetten

Conference Paper, 105th annual meeting of the American Roentgen Ray Society, May, 2005
Intuitive intra-operative ultrasound guidance using the Sonic Flashlight, a novel ultrasound display system
Wilson Chang, M. Horowitz and George D. Stetten

Journal Article, Carnegie Mellon University, Neurosurgery, Operative Neurosurgery Supplement 2, Vol. 56, No. 4, pp. 434 - 437, April, 2005
C-mode Virtual Image Display for a Matrix Array Ultrasound Sonic Flashlight
George D. Stetten, Constantine Aaron Cois, Wilson Chang, Damion Michael Shelton, Robert Joseph Tamburo, J. Castellucci and O. von Ramm

Journal Article, Academic Radiology, January, 2005
Cadaveric central venous access using the Sonic Flashlight, a novel ultrasound display system
Wilson Chang, N. Amesur, A. Zajko and George D. Stetten

Conference Paper, 2004 meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, December, 2004
Extending the Sonic Flashlight to Real Time Tomographic Holography
Andreas Nowatzyk, Damion Michael Shelton, John Galeotti and George D. Stetten

Conference Paper, AMI-ARCS 2004 Workshop for Augmented Environments for Medical Imaging including Augmented Reality in Computer-aided Surgery (AMI-ARCS), September, 2004
Enhanced snake based segmentation of vocal folds
Sonya Allin, John Galeotti, George D. Stetten and S.H. Dailey

Conference Paper, 2004 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: Macro to Nano, Vol. 1, pp. 812 - 815, April, 2004
Refining the sonic flashlight for interventional procedures
Wilson Chang, N. Amesur, M. Horowitz and George D. Stetten

Conference Paper, IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, April, 2004
A Novel Machine Interface for Scaled Telesurgery
Samuel Clanton, David C. Wang, Yoky Matsuoka, Damion Michael Shelton and George D. Stetten

Conference Paper, SPIE Medical Imaging, Vol. 5367, pp. 697 - 704, February, 2004
Real Time Tomographic Reflection
V. Chib and George D. Stetten

Book Section/Chapter, Encylcopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, January, 2004
C-mode Virtual Image Display for a Matrix Array Ultrasound Sonic Flashlight
George D. Stetten, Constantine Aaron Cois, Wilson Chang, Damion Michael Shelton, Robert Joseph Tamburo, J. Castellucci and O. von Ramm

Conference Paper, Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 2879,, pp. 336 - 343, January, 2003
Progress Towards a Clinically Useful Sonic Flashlight
George D. Stetten, Damion Michael Shelton, Wilson Chang, Robert Joseph Tamburo, V. Chib, Constantine Aaron Cois, Ralph Hollis, Alfred Rizzi, L. Lobes and D. Schwartzman

Conference Paper, Biomedical Imaging Research Opportunities Workshop, January, 2003
Guidance of Retrobulbar Injection with Real Time Tomographic Reflection
Wilson Chang, George D. Stetten, L. Lobes, Damion Michael Shelton and Robert Joseph Tamburo

Journal Article, Carnegie Mellon University, Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, Vol. 21, No. 10, pp. 1131 - 1135, October, 2002
Ultrasound Visualization With the Sonic Flashlight
Damion Michael Shelton, Wilson Chang and George D. Stetten

Conference Paper, Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2002, Emerging Technologies, July, 2002
Towards a clinically useful Sonic Flashlight
George D. Stetten, Damion Michael Shelton, Wilson Chang, V. Chib, Robert Joseph Tamburo, D. Hildebrand, L. Lobes and J. Sumkin

Conference Paper, IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging 2002, January, 2002
Real Time Tomographic Reflection: Phantoms for Calibration and Biopsy
George D. Stetten, V. Chib, D. Hildebrand and J. Bursee

Conference Paper, IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Augmented Reality, October, 2001
Magnified Real-Time Tomographic Reflection
George D. Stetten and V. Chib

Conference Paper, Proceedings of MICCAI 2001, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 2208, pp. 683 - 690, January, 2001
Overlaying Ultrasound Images on Direct Vision
George D. Stetten and V. Chib

Journal Article, Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 235 - 240, January, 2001
Real Time Tomographic Reflection with Ultrasound: Stationary and Hand-Held Implementations.
George D. Stetten and Vikram S. Chib

Tech. Report, CMU-RI-TR-00-28, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, November, 2000
Gradient-oriented profiles for unsupervised boundary classification
Robert Joseph Tamburo and George D. Stetten

Conference Paper, Proceedings of the 29th Applied Imagery Pattern Recognition Workshop, pp. 206 - 212, October, 2000
Tomographic Reflection to Merge Ultrasound Images with Direct Vision
George D. Stetten, V. Chib and R. Tamburo

Conference Paper, IEEE Proceedings of the 2000 Applied Imagery Pattern Recognition (AIPR) Annual Workshop, pp. 200 - 205, January, 2000

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