Ashkan Pakzad

Ashkan Pakzad

Hi! I’m a Medical Imaging i4health PhD Student in the Satsuma Lab, Centre for Medical Image Computing at University College London. I post and share about my work in medical imaging.

About me

Imaging for Cystic Fibrosis Research

Check out this video explaining the motivation behind my imaging research for Cystic Fibrosis.

Projects

Airway Transfer Network
The problem Chronic lung diseases, like idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) are characterised by abnormal dilatation of the airways. Quantification of airway features on computed tomography (CT) can help characterise disease progression.
Airway Transfer Network
AirQuant - Quantification of airway tapering, analysis of chest X-ray CT
The goal of this project is to come up with a more objective method to measure the severity of structural lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. In these diseases, the airways dilate and worsen with disease progression (bronchiectasis).
AirQuant - Quantification of airway tapering, analysis of chest X-ray CT
Improving X-ray CT images of the Antikythera Mechanism
The Antikythera Mechanism is best described as a 2000 year old ancient greek astronomical computer. Having laid on the sea for the majority of this time its bronze interior has corroded and calcified making it incredibly fragile.
Improving X-ray CT images of the Antikythera Mechanism