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Pedro Lopes Da Frota Moreira, Ph.D.

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Université Montpellier 2, FrancePh.D.Medical Robotics
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, BrazilM.Sc.Electrical Eng.

Available: 01/09/23, Expires: 06/01/23

Prostate cancer (PCa) recurrence after radiotherapy may affect 10 to 60% of patients within 5-10 years after treatment, which results in challenging salvage treatments because of radiation-induced fibrosis. In addition, the number of low and intermediate-risk patients diagnosed with PCa has increased due to cancer detection and localization advancements. These recent trends have driven the need for less invasive alternatives to traditional radical treatments. Minimally invasive focal cryoablation has often been selected as an alternative salvage treatment for PCa post-radiation recurrence and, more recently, as a primary treatment option in selected patients. The main goal of this project is to develop computational tools combining open-source medical imaging software and artificial intelligence to predict optimal procedure planning. The student will work on analyzing retrospective data of patients, basic programming on python-based software, and eventually support research procedures.

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  1. Moreira P, Tuncali K, Tempany CM, Tokuda J. The Impact of Placement Errors on the Tumor Coverage in MRI-Guided Focal Cryoablation of Prostate Cancer. Acad Radiol. 2021 06; 28(6):841-848. PMID: 32863151; PMCID: PMC7910318.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  2. Moreira P, Kuil L, Dias P, Borra R, and Misra S. Tele-operated MRI-guided needle insertion for prostate interventions. Journal of Medical Robotics Research. 2019; 4(1):1842003.
  3. Moreira P, Patel N, Wartenberg M, Li G, Tuncali K, Heffter T, Burdette EC, Iordachita I, Fischer GS, Hata N, Tempany CM, Tokuda J. Evaluation of robot-assisted MRI-guided prostate biopsy: needle path analysis during clinical trials. Phys Med Biol. 2018 10 16; 63(20):20NT02. PMID: 30226214.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Patel NA, van Katwijk T, Li G, Moreira P, Shang W, Misra S, Fischer GS. Closed-loop asymmetric-tip needle steering under continuous intraoperative MRI guidance. Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2015 Aug; 2015:4869-74. PMID: 26737384.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Abayazid M, Pacchierotti C, Moreira P, Alterovitz R, Prattichizzo D, Misra S. Experimental evaluation of co-manipulated ultrasound-guided flexible needle steering. Int J Med Robot. 2016 Jun; 12(2):219-30. PMID: 26173754.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Moreira P, Misra S. Biomechanics-Based Curvature Estimation for Ultrasound-guided Flexible Needle Steering in Biological Tissues. Ann Biomed Eng. 2015 Aug; 43(8):1716-26. PMID: 25465619.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  7. Abayazid M, Moreira P, Shahriari N, Patil S, Alterovitz R, Misra S. Ultrasound-guided three-dimensional needle steering in biological tissue with curved surfaces. Med Eng Phys. 2015 Jan; 37(1):145-50. PMID: 25455165.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  8. Moreira P, Zemiti N, Liu C, Poignet P. Viscoelastic model based force control for soft tissue interaction and its application in physiological motion compensation. Comput Methods Programs Biomed. 2014 Sep; 116(2):52-67. PMID: 24612709.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  9. Moreira P, Patil S, Alterovitz R, Misra S. Needle Steering in Biological Tissue using Ultrasound-based Online Curvature Estimation. IEEE Int Conf Robot Autom. 2014; 2014:4368-4373. PMID: 26229729; PMCID: PMC4517621.
    Citations: 2     
  10. Liu C, Moreira P, Zemiti N, Poignet P. 3D force control for robotic-assisted beating heart surgery based on viscoelastic tissue model. Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2011; 2011:7054-8. PMID: 22255963.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Kobayashi Y, Moreira P, Liu C, Poignet P, Zemiti N, Fujie MG. Haptic feedback control in medical robots through fractional viscoelastic tissue model. Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2011; 2011:6704-8. PMID: 22255877.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.