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Ron Kikinis, MD

Brigham And Women's Hospital

Brigham And Women's Hospital
Phone: (617) 732-7389

Ron Kikinis, MD

Brigham And Women's Hospital


  • Professor, Radiology, Harvard Medical School
  • Director, Surgical Planning Laboratory, Brigham And Women's Hospital


Research Abstract

Dr. Kikinis is the founding Director of the Surgical Planning Laboratory, Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, and a Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. This laboratory was founded in 1990. In 2009 he was the inaugural recipient of the MICCAI Society "Enduring Impact Award". On February 24, 2010 he was appointed the Robert Greenes Distinguished Director of Biomedical Informatics in the Department of Radiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital. On January 1, 2014, he was appointed "Institutsleiter" of Fraunhofer MEVIS and Honorary Professor of Medical Image Computing at the University of Bremen.

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  • Fedorov A, Wells W, Kikinis R, Tempany C, Vangel M. Application of Tolerance Limits to the Characterization of Image Registration Performance. IEEE Trans Med Imaging 2014. PubMed
  • Huang W, Li X, Chen Y, Li X, Chang MC, Oborski MJ, Malyarenko DI, Muzi M, Jajamovich GH, Fedorov A, Tudorica A, Gupta SN, Laymon CM, Marro KI, Dyvorne HA, Miller JV, Barbodiak DP, Chenevert TL, Yankeelov TE, Mountz JM, Kinahan PE, Kikinis R, Taouli B, Fennessy F, Kalpathy-Cramer J. Variations of dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging in evaluation of breast cancer therapy response: a multicenter data analysis challenge. Transl Oncol 2014; 7:153-66. PubMed
  • Parmar C, Rios Velazquez E, Leijenaar R, Jermoumi M, Carvalho S, Mak RH, Mitra S, Shankar BU, Kikinis R, Haibe-Kains B, Lambin P, Aerts HJ. Robust Radiomics feature quantification using semiautomatic volumetric segmentation. PLoS ONE 2014; 9:e102107. PubMed
  • Velazquez ER, Parmar C, Jermoumi M, Mak RH, van Baardwijk A, Fennessy FM, Lewis JH, De Ruysscher D, Kikinis R, Lambin P, Aerts HJ. Volumetric CT-based segmentation of NSCLC using 3D-Slicer. Sci Rep 2013; 3:3529. PubMed
  • Fedorov A, Tuncali K, Fennessy FM, Tokuda J, Hata N, Wells WM, Kikinis R, Tempany CM. Image registration for targeted MRI-guided transperineal prostate biopsy. J Magn Reson Imaging 2012; 36:987-92. PubMed
  • Egger J, Kapur T, Nimsky C, Kikinis R. Pituitary adenoma volumetry with 3D Slicer. PLoS ONE 2012; 7:e51788. PubMed
  • Pohl KM, Konukoglu E, Novellas S, Ayache N, Fedorov A, Talos IF, Golby A, Wells WM, Kikinis R, Black PM. A new metric for detecting change in slowly evolving brain tumors: validation in meningioma patients. Neurosurgery 2011; 68:225-33. PubMed
  • Lee JW, Wen PY, Hurwitz S, Black P, Kesari S, Drappatz J, Golby AJ, Wells WM, Warfield SK, Kikinis R, Bromfield EB. Morphological characteristics of brain tumors causing seizures. Arch Neurol 2010; 67:336-42. PubMed
  • Oguro S, Tokuda J, Elhawary H, Haker S, Kikinis R, Tempany CM, Hata N. MRI signal intensity based B-spline nonrigid registration for pre- and intraoperative imaging during prostate brachytherapy. J Magn Reson Imaging 2009; 30:1052-8. PubMed
  • Rubin DL,Talos IF,Halle M,Musen MA,Kikinis R. Computational neuroanatomy: ontology-based representation of neural components and connectivity. BMC Bioinformatics 2009; 10 Suppl 2:S3. PubMed
  • Talos IF, Rubin DL, Halle M, Musen M, Kikinis R. A prototype symbolic model of canonical functional neuroanatomy of the motor system. J Biomed Inform 2008; 41:251-63. PubMed
  • Pujol S, Kikinis R, Gollub R. Lowering the barriers inherent in translating advances in neuroimage analysis to clinical research applications. Acad Radiol 2007; 15:114-8. PubMed
  • Larsen S, Kikinis R, Talos IF, Weinstein D, Wells W, Golby A. Quantitative comparison of functional MRI and direct electrocortical stimulation for functional mapping. Int J Med Robot 2007; 3:262-70. PubMed
  • Pohl KM, Bouix S, Nakamura M, Rohlfing T, McCarley RW, Kikinis R, Grimson WE, Shenton ME, Wells WM. A hierarchical algorithm for MR brain image parcellation. IEEE Trans Med Imaging 2007; 26:1201-12. PubMed
  • Brem MH, Zamani AA, Riva R, Zou KH, Rumboldt Z, Hennig FF, Kikinis R, Norbash AM, Schoepf UJ. Multidetector CT of the paranasal sinus: potential for radiation dose reduction. Radiology 2007; 243:847-52. PubMed
  • Krissian K, Westin CF, Kikinis R, Vosburgh KG. Oriented speckle reducing anisotropic diffusion. IEEE Trans Image Process 2007; 16:1412-24. PubMed
  • Talos IF, Zou KH, Kikinis R, Jolesz FA. Volumetric assessment of tumor infiltration of adjacent white matter based on anatomic MRI and diffusion tensor tractography. Acad Radiol 2007; 14:431-6. PubMed
  • DiMaio SP, Pieper S, Chinzei K, Hata N, Haker SJ, Kacher DF, Fichtinger G, Tempany CM, Kikinis R. Robot-assisted needle placement in open MRI: system architecture, integration and validation. Comput Aided Surg 2007; 12:15-24. PubMed
  • Wittek A, Miller K, Kikinis R, Warfield SK. Patient-specific model of brain deformation: Application to medical image registration. J Biomech 2007; 40:919-29. PubMed
  • Von Spiczak J, Samset E, Dimaio S, Reitmayr G, Schmalstieg D, Burghart C, Kikinis R. Device connectivity for image-guided medical applications. Stud Health Technol Inform 2007; 125:482-4. PubMed
  • Bricault I, Kikinis R, Morrison PR, Vansonnenberg E, Tuncali K, Silverman SG. Liver metastases: 3D shape-based analysis of CT scans for detection of local recurrence after radiofrequency ablation. Radiology 2006; 241:243-50. PubMed
  • Dimaio SP, Archip N, Hata N, Talos IF, Warfield SK, Majumdar A, Mcdannold N, Hynynen K, Morrison PR, Wells WM, Kacher DF, Ellis RE, Golby AJ, Black PM, Jolesz FA, Kikinis R. Image-guided neurosurgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital. IEEE Eng Med Biol Mag 2006; 25:67-73. PubMed
  • Das M, Sauer F, Schoepf UJ, Khamene A, Vogt SK, Schaller S, Kikinis R, vanSonnenberg E, Silverman SG. Augmented reality visualization for CT-guided interventions: system description, feasibility, and initial evaluation in an abdominal phantom. Radiology 2006; 240:230-5. PubMed
  • Pohl KM, Fisher J, Grimson WE, Kikinis R, Wells WM. A Bayesian model for joint segmentation and registration. Neuroimage 2006; 31:228-39. PubMed
  • Talos IF, Zou KH, Ohno-Machado L, Bhagwat JG, Kikinis R, Black PM, Jolesz FA. Supratentorial low-grade glioma resectability: statistical predictive analysis based on anatomic MR features and tumor characteristics. Radiology 2006; 239:506-13. PubMed
  • DiMaio SP, Pieper S, Chinzei K, Hata N, Balogh E, Fichtinger G, Tempany CM, Kikinis R. Robot-assisted needle placement in open-MRI: system architecture, integration and validation. Stud Health Technol Inform 2006; 119:126-31. PubMed
  • Pohl KM, Fisher J, Shenton M, McCarley RW, Grimson WE, Kikinis R, Wells WM. Logarithm odds maps for shape representation. Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv Int Conf Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv 2007; 9:955-63. PubMed
  • DiMaio SP, Kacher DF, Ellis RE, Fichtinger G, Hata N, Zientara GP, Panych LP, Kikinis R, Jolesz FA. Needle artifact localization in 3T MR images. Stud Health Technol Inform 2006; 119:120-5. PubMed