Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

William Evan Higgins, PhD

William Evan Higgins, PhD

Distinguished Professor, Electrical Engineering
Scientific Program:Next-Generation Therapies
weh2@psu.edu

Research Interests

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

Clinical Trials

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

Recent Publications

2020

Chang, Q, Bascom, R, Toth, J, Ahmad, D & Higgins, WE 2020, Autofluorescence Bronchoscopy Video Analysis for Lesion Frame Detection. in 42nd Annual International Conferences of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Enabling Innovative Technologies for Global Healthcare, EMBC 2020., 9176007, Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS, vol. 2020-July, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 1556-1559, 42nd Annual International Conferences of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2020, Montreal, Canada, 7/20/20. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC44109.2020.9176007
Byrnes, PD & Higgins, WE 2020, MULTI-FRAME CT-VIDEO REGISTRATION for 3D AIRWAY-WALL ANALYSIS. in ISBI 2020 - 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging., 9098472, Proceedings - International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, vol. 2020-April, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 1638-1641, 17th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2020, Iowa City, United States, 4/3/20. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISBI45749.2020.9098472
Kuhlengel, TK & Higgins, WE 2020, Multi-destination procedure planning for comprehensive lymph node staging bronchoscopy. in B Fei & CA Linte (eds), Medical Imaging 2020: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling., 113151T, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 11315, SPIE, Medical Imaging 2020: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling, Houston, United States, 2/16/20. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2542851
Zhao, W, Bascom, R, Toth, J & Higgins, WE 2020, Virtual radial-probe endobronchial ultrasound for image-guided bronchoscopy. in B Fei & CA Linte (eds), Medical Imaging 2020: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling., 113151U, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 11315, SPIE, Medical Imaging 2020: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling, Houston, United States, 2/16/20. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2543063

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

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