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Jayaram K Udupa


Jayaram K Udupa Phd is Chief professor of Radiological Science at Perlman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania. J.K Udupa has been in the medical image science, image processing and physics analysis for medical imaging programing and medical diagnostic procedures for over 30 years. Developing the basic theory, algorithms, and large software systems for image processing, 3D visualization, and image analysis, and in utilizing these in over 15 medical application areas. He is a Professor of Radiological Sciences and the Chief of the Medical Image Processing Group, Department of Radiology, at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He is known for his major contributions and MIPGs accomplishments in image processing, (Fuzzy connectedness and object definition: theory, algorithms, and applications in image segmentation) and its applications in various fields of science, medicine and engineering.

1982-91 Director, Medical Image Processing Group, Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania.

1991- 2016 Chief, Medical Imaging Section, Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania.

The first to transfer 3D visualization technology to the medical imaging industry. Implemented an early version of the software package DISPLAY82 (developed with a major role played by me at MIPG) on an Independent Physician Display Console (IPDC) of the General Electric (GE) CT Scanners in 1979 and in 1980. This was the earliest attempt to bring to use the 3D visualization technology via medical imaging scanner manufacturers. Subsequently, played a major role in developing software packages called 3D82, 3D83 and 3D98 all designed to run on the GE IPDC. This had a major impact on the industrialization of medical 3D visualization.

In 1984 almost all scanner manufacturers and a few other independent vendors entered this field. Since then the field has seen tremendous growth. Subsequently assisted several vendors in their early development of the 3D visualization technology. Some major examples are: Technicare, Thomson CGR, Multiplanar Diagnostic Imaging, and Virtual Imaging.

Implemented an early version of DISPLAY82 at the Mayo Clinic (Biodynamics Research Unit) in 1980 and revised again in 1981. This initial effort, which triggered widespread use of 3D in Mayo for research, led to the development of ANALYZE, a package Mayo Clinic has subsequently developed and commercialized.



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