Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

William Evan Higgins, PhD

William Evan Higgins, PhD

Distinguished Professor, Electrical Engineering
Scientific Program:Experimental Therapeutics
weh2@psu.edu

Research Interests

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Thorax
  • Tomography
  • Lung Neoplasms
  • Lymph Nodes
  • Bronchoscopes
  • Three-Dimensional Imaging
  • Physicians
  • Biopsy
  • Lung
  • Multidetector Computed Tomography
  • Blood Vessels

Clinical Trials

Piloting a Virtual Navigation (VN) System for Bronchoscopic Tissue Sampling

Recent Publications

2019

Kuhlengel, TK & Higgins, WE 2019, Bronchoscopic procedure planning for systematic lymph node analysis. in B Fei & CA Linte (eds), Medical Imaging 2019: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling., 109511O, Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 10951, SPIE, Medical Imaging 2019: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling, San Diego, United States, 2/17/19. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2505788
Zhao, W, Bascom, R, Toth, J & Higgins, WE 2019, Guidance system development for radial-probe endobronchial ultrasound bronchoscopy. in B Fei & CA Linte (eds), Medical Imaging 2019: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling., 109511P, Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 10951, SPIE, Medical Imaging 2019: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling, San Diego, United States, 2/17/19. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2505827
Zang, X, Gibbs, JD, Cheirsilp, R, Byrnes, PD, Toth, J, Bascom, R & Higgins, WE 2019, 'Optimal route planning for image-guided EBUS bronchoscopy', Computers in Biology and Medicine, vol. 112, 103361. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compbiomed.2019.103361
McTaggart, MI & Higgins, WE 2019, Robust video-frame classification for bronchoscopy. in B Fei & CA Linte (eds), Medical Imaging 2019: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling., 109511Q, Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 10951, SPIE, Medical Imaging 2019: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling, San Diego, United States, 2/17/19. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2507290

2018

Byrnes, PD & Higgins, WE 2019, 'Efficient Bronchoscopic Video Summarization' IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 66, no. 3, 8418753, pp. 848-863. https://doi.org/10.1109/TBME.2018.2859322
Higgins, WE, Zang, X, Cheirsilp, R, Byrnes, PD, Kuhlengel, TK, Toth, J & Bascom, R 2018, Optimal multimodal virtual bronchoscopy for convex-probe endobronchial ultrasound. in B Fei & RJ Webster (eds), Medical Imaging 2018: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling., 1057618, Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 10576, SPIE, Medical Imaging 2018: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling, Houston, United States, 2/12/18. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2292099

2017

Byrnes, PD & Higgins, WE 2017, A system for endobronchial video analysis. in RJ Webster & B Fei (eds), Medical Imaging 2017: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling., 101351Q, Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 10135, SPIE, Medical Imaging 2017: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling, Orlando, United States, 2/14/17. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2254975

2016

Cheirsilp, R, Zang, X, Bascom, R, Allen, T, Mahraj, R & Higgins, WE 2016, Deformable image registration for multimodal lung-cancer staging. in MA Styner, ED Angelini & ED Angelini (eds), Medical Imaging 2016: Image Processing. vol. 9784, 97843Z, SPIE, Medical Imaging 2016: Image Processing, San Diego, United States, 3/1/16. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2208482
Higgins, WE, Zang, X, Cheirsilp, R, Byrnes, P, Kuhlengel, T, Bascom, R & Toth, J 2016, Image-guided endobronchial ultrasound. in RJ Webster & ZR Yaniv (eds), Medical Imaging 2016: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling., 97862G, Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 9786, SPIE, Medical Imaging 2016: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling, San Diego, United States, 2/28/16. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2208771
Yaniv, ZR, Byrnes, PD & Higgins, WE 2016, Method for endobronchial video parsing. in RJ Webster & ZR Yaniv (eds), Medical Imaging 2016: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling., 97861B, Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 9786, SPIE, Medical Imaging 2016: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling, San Diego, United States, 2/28/16. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2208939
Zang, X, Bascom, R, Gilbert, C, Toth, J & Higgins, WE 2016, 'Methods for 2-D and 3-D Endobronchial Ultrasound Image Segmentation', IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 63, no. 7, 7307143, pp. 1426-1439. https://doi.org/10.1109/TBME.2015.2494838

2015

Khare, R, Bascom, R & Higgins, WE 2015, 'Hands-Free System for Bronchoscopy Planning and Guidance', IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 62, no. 12, 7035012, pp. 2794-2811. https://doi.org/10.1109/TBME.2015.2401514
Higgins, WE, Cheirsilp, R, Zang, X & Byrnes, P 2015, Multimodal system for the planning and guidance of bronchoscopy. in RJ Webster & ZR Yaniv (eds), Medical Imaging 2015: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling., 941508, Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 9415, SPIE, Medical Imaging 2015: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling, Orlando, United States, 2/22/15. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2077242
Cheirsilp, R, Bascom, R, Allen, T & Higgins, WE 2015, 'Thoracic cavity definition for 3D PET/CT analysis and visualization', Computers in Biology and Medicine, vol. 62, pp. 222-238. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compbiomed.2015.04.018

Clinical Trials Search


Children (age < 18 years)
Adults (age >= 18 years)