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Molecular Imaging Workshop 2017 Nov 20, 2017 - Nov 23, 2017 — San Sebastian, Spain
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Professor George Corner

Position: Hon Professor

Interests:

In August 2014 I retired from the NHS after 36 years’ service, latterly as Consultant Medical Physicist, Head of Instrumentation, NHS Tayside where I was collaborator in the establishment of the Dundee ultrasound team.

I hold an Honorary Chair in Bio-engineering at Dundee and am a visiting professor to Strathclyde. With these roles, I  have been able to continue my research interests in the application of Medical Ultrasound both for imaging and therapy. These include  Quality Assurance, clinical applications (the development of both devices and applications), Regulation and teaching.  Sono-elastography, interventional guidance and HIFU have been areas of particular interest as my focus has always been on the technology clinical interface and translation into practice.

Institute: University of Dundee

Department: Bioengineering Research Centre


Research Themes

General application of Medical Ultrasound with a particular focus on inreventional guidance, sono-elastography, HIFU, Quality Assurance, tissue mimics and teaching and ttraining

Key Publications

Corner G A, Currie G D, Evans A L and Railton R (1992) Does a hospital site constitute a hostile environment for microprocessor controlled equipment? Institution of Electrical Engineers Eighth International Conference on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Edinburgh, 24 - 28.

Currie G D, Corner G A, Evans A L and Railton R (1992) Acceptance testing protocols: immunity of medical equipment to electrical mains borne interference. Institution of Electrical Engineers Eighth International Conference on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Edinburgh, 29 - 32.

Railton R, Currie G D, Corner G A and Evans A L (1992) Malfunction of medical equipment as a result of mains borne interference. Institution of Electrical Engineers Eighth International Conference on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Edinburgh, 49 - 53.

Corner G A, Evans A L, Railton R and Tytler S (1993) Electrical mains disturbances introduced by emergency generators and their possible effects on medical equipment. IEE Conference on EMC and Medicine, London, Digest number 1993/098.

Corner G A, Currie G, Evans A L and Railton R (1993) Quality of Electrical Mains Supplies in Hospitals: Implication for Microprocessor Controlled Medical Equipment. Med. & Biol. Eng. & Comp., 31, 438 - 444.

Railton R, Currie G D, Corner G A and Evans A L (1993) Malfunction of medical equipment as a result of mains borne interference. Physiological Measurement, 14, 373 - 380.

Corner G A, Evans A L, Tytler S and Railton R (1994) The UPS and downs of hospital electrical mains supplies. Institution of Electrical Engineers Ninth International Conference on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Manchester, 263 - 265.

Railton R, Corner G A and Evans A L (1994) The value of battery back - up. Anaesthesia, 49, 925

Cochran S, Corner G A, Kirk K J, Lines D I A, Watson M J (2007) Design and Validation of an Ultrasound Array Optimised for Epidural Needle Guidance IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium, Issue 28-31 Oct. 2007, 2255 – 2258

McLellan D, Demore C, Corner G et al (2008) Fundamental Performance Characterisation of High Frequency Piezocomposites made with Net shaped Polymer Processing for Medical Ultrasound Transducers IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium, Beijing

Button TW, Cochran S, Corner G, Démoré CEM, Elgoyhen J, Hughes H, MacLennan D, Meggs C, Zhang D (2009) Material properties of piezocomposites made with viscous polymer processing for high frequency medical ultrasound transducers. Piezo 2009, Electroceramics for End Users IV, Zakopane, Poland

Qiu Z, Xie C, Cochran S, Corner G, Huang Z, Song C, Daglish S (2009) The Development of a Robotic Approach to Therapeutic Ultrasound. 7th International Conference on Modern Practice in Stress and Vibration Analysis. J. Phys, Conference Series. 181

McLeod G, Eisma R, Schwab A, Corner G, Soames R, Cochran S (2010) An evaluation of the Thiel embalmed cadavers for ultrasound based regional anaesthesia training and research Ultrasound, 18, 125–129

Gao J, You J, Cochran S, Corner G, Huang Z (2010) Simultaneous Measurements of Thermo-Physical Properties of Egg White Phantoms for HIFU by Using the Step-Wise Transient Plane Source Technique. 10th International Symposium of Therapeutic Ultrasound, Tokyo

Schwab A, Cochran S, Corner GA and McLeod GA “A pilot study in the use of sono-elastography to visualize regional anaesthesia” Brit. J. Anaesth. vol. 105 (2010) pp. 716

Munirama S, Joy J, Eisma R, Columb MO, Corner GA, Cochran S, Soames S and McLeod GA. (2011) A comparison of intraneaural and extraneural Young’s modulus in the Thiel embalmed human cadaver. ARS, London

Munirama S, Satapathy AR, Schwab A, Eisma R, Corner GA, Cochran S, Soames R and McLeod GA (2011) Translation of sonoelastography from Thiel cadaver to patients for peripheral nerve blocks. Anaesthesia 67: 721-8

Xiao X, Ning B, Huang Z, Corner G, Cochran S, Melzer A (2011) A focused ultrasound ablation using real time image guidance. 4th Int Congress on Image and Signal Processing & 4th Intenational Congress on Biomedical Engineering and Informatics (CISP’11-EMBI’11) Shanghai, China, 2335-2338

Guo S, Schwab A, McLeod G, Corner G, Cochran S, Eisma R And Soames R (2012) Echogenic regional anaesthesia needles: a comparison study in Thiel cadavers. Ultrasound in Med. & Biol., 38, 4, 702–707

Munirama S, McLeod GA, Eisma R, Schwab A, Corner G, Soames R and Cochran S (2012) Application of sonoelastography to regional anaesthesia: a descriptive study with the Thiel embalmed cadaver model. Ultrasound 20: 41–48

Corner G, Grant C (2012) “Nerve location techniques: Outcomes from regional anaesthesia and analgesia” In: McLeod, McCartney, Wildsmith (Eds) Principles and Practice of Regional Anaesthesia: Oxford

Kokkalis E, Hoskins PR, Corner GA, Stonebridge PA, Doull AJ, Melzer A & Houston JG (2012) “Vector Doppler Imaging and Secondary Flow Patterns in Vascular Prostheses”, IEEE International Ultrasound Symposium, Dresden, Germany.

Munirama S, Joy J, Habeshaw R, Eisma R, Corner GA, Soames R, Cochran S & McLeod GA (2012) “Visibility of echogenic Tuohy needles in the Thiel embalmed human cadaver” Int. Jour. Obs/ Anaes.

Munirama S, Joy J, Eisma R, Corner G, Cochran S, McLeod G, (2013) “Shear Wave Elastography: Novel Technology for Ultrasound-guided Regional Anesthesia” Anesthesiology. 2013; 119: 698

Xiao X, Le N, Corner G, Nabi G, Melzer A et al (2013) Organ Motion Tracking in USgFUS - a feasibility study using sonoelastography, AIP Conf Proc. 1503, 135

Xiao X, Jiang T, Huang Z, Corner G & Melxer A “”A realistic 2d model for ultrasound guided focused ultrasound surgery of kidney tumour” ISTU 2013, Shanghai

Kokkalis E, Hoskins PR, Corner GA, Stonebridge PA, Doull AJ and Houston JG (2013) Secondary Flow in Peripheral Vascular Prosthetic Grafts Using Vector Doppler Imaging. Ultrasound in Med & Biol 39, 12, 2295-2307

Munirama S, Eisma R, Schwab A, Corner GA, Cochran S and McLeod GA (2013) “An Evaluation Of The Physical and Functional Fidelity Of The Soft Embalmed Thiel Human Cadaver as a Simulator For Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia.”

Joy J, Reidel F, Valente A A Cohran S & Corner GA (2014) Automated Performance Assessment of Ultrasound Systems using a Dynamic Phantom. Ultrasound ¬, 199

Munirama S, Joy J, Columb M, Habershaw R, Eisma R, Corner G, Cochran S & McLeod G (2015) A randomised, single-blind technical study comparing the ultrasonic visibility of smooth-surfaced and textured needles in a soft embalmed cadaver model. Anaesthesia 70, 537 - 542

Kokkalis E, Hoskins PR, Corner GA, Stonebridge PA, Doull AJ and Houston JG (2014) Comparison of Vortical Structures Induced by Arteriovenous Grfts Using Vector Doppler Ultrasound. U Med Biol

Liao X, Kemp S, Corner G, Eisma R and Huang Z (2015) Elastic properties of Thiel-embalmed human ankle tendon and ligament. Clin. Anat. (In press)

Joy J, McLeod G, Lee N, Munirama S, Corner G, Eisma R & Cochran S (2015) “Quantitative Assessment of Thiel Soft-embalmed Human Cadavers using Shear Wave Elastography” Annals of Anatomy 202 (2015) 52–56

Zhou X, Xia C, Khan F, Corner G, Huang Z and Hoskins P (2015) “Investigation of Ultrasound-measured Flow Rate and Wall Shear Rate in Wrist Arteries Using Flow Phantoms “ Ultrasound in Med. and Biol. (In press)

Xiao X, Corner G & Huang Z (2015) Real Time Target Tracking in a Phantom Using Ultrasonic Imaging Physics Procedia 12/2015; 63. DOI:10.1016/j.phpro.2015.03.031


Collaborators

Dr Zihong Huang, Prof Graeme Houston, Prof Graeme McLeod, Prof Tracy Wilkinson,University of Dundee

Prof Peter Hoskins, University of Edinburgh

Prof T Gourlay, University of Strathclyde

Prof Chunming Xia, East China University of Science and Technology

BCF, Optomize Solutions, Probe Logic, Toshiba Medical Systems, Analogic, Tianjin University, Tianjin Medical University

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