Research

Dr. Linte’s research interests have focused on exploring the use of medical imaging to generate new paradigms for image-guided visualization and navigation for minimally invasive therapy. Thanks to the advances in medical image acquisition, visualization and display, surgical tacking and image computing infrastructure, a wide variety of technology has emerged that facilitates diagnosis, procedure planning, intra-operative guidance and treatment monitoring while providing safer and less invasive approaches for therapy delivery.

Cardiac interventions have been among the last disciplines to benefit from minimally invasive treatment techniques, mainly due to the challenges associated with access and visualization inside the beating heart. As such, Dr. Linte’s research endeavours have employed both technologies (image acquisition, surgical tracking, visualization and display) and techniques (image analysis, modeling, evaluation and validation) toward the development, evaluation and pre-clinical integration of image guidance environments for surgical navigation of minimally invasive cardiac interventions.

Dr. Linte has disseminated his research in over 50 peer-review journal articles and conference proceedings and has been recognized with several awards at international conferences. He has organized several international conferences and workshops on image-guided interventions and has edited three volumes published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series.

Dr. Linte has also been a member of several national and international societies and scientific organizations and has served on the scientific review boards of numerous journals and conferences. Moreover, he also been an active member of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, and served as Student Representative on the EMBS Administration Committee, as well as Southern MN EMBS Chapter Chair, and EMBS Education Chair. In 2011, Dr.Linte was recognized with the IEEE MGA GOLD Achievement Award for his leadership and contribution to IEEE and EMBS.

Dr. Linte's Research Interests:


Biomedical imaging and image processing;
Image-guided interventions;
Rnd robotics/medical devices;
Visualization and navigation;
Augmented, virtual and mixed reality environments;
Intra-operative navigation;
Computer graphics and Vision Data & Information display,
User Perception and Technology Assessment Modeling;
Biomechanics

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RESEARCH SUPPORT

A. CURRENT RESEARCH SUPPORT

FEAD Linte (Principal Investigator) Jun. 2014 – Jun. 2015 $24,550 Faculty Education and Development Grant(FEAD) – RIT Kate Gleason College of Engineering Title: An interdisciplinary initiative for course curriculum and research collaborations in biomedical imaging

NMDA Linte & Robb (co-PIs) Aug. 2013 – July 2014 $50,000 Mayo Clinic Novel Methodology Development Award (NMDA) Title: Estimating Electrode-Tissue Contact during Ablation Interventions using Real-time Ultrasound Imaging

B. COMPLETED RESEARCH SUPPORT

HSFC Linte (Senior Researcher) Jan. 2013 – Dec. 2014 $83,000 Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) – Research Fellowship / Investigator Salary Award Title: Techniques for modeling, visualization and real-time guidance of left atrial ablation therapy.

NSERC Linte (Research Fellow) Jan. 2011 – Dec. 2012 $80,000 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) – Postdoctoral Fellowship Title: Investigating the navigation-positioning paradigm in a multi-modality surgical guidance environment for minimally invasive intervention visualization and navigation.

HSFC Linte (Doctoral Student) Sept. 2008 – Aug. 2011 $66,000 Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) – Doctoral Research Award Title: Techniques for image guidance and navigation of minimally invasive off-pump intracardiac interventions

NSERC Linte (Doctoral Student) Sept. 2006 – Aug. 2008 $70,000 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) – Canada Graduate Scholarship Title: Multi-modality imaging and modeling for minimally invasive intracardiac visualization and navigation

NSERC Linte (Masters Student) Sept. 2004 – Aug. 2006 $34,600 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) – Postgraduate Masters Scholarship Title: Viability assessment of infracted cardiac tissue via reconstruction of myocardial contraction forces