Fernando Rannou Fuentes

Director Departamento

Grados
Año Grado/Título Institución
1998 Ph.D. Computer Science The University of Tennessee
1993 M.S. Computer Science The University of Tennessee
1988 Ingeniero Civil en Informática Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Proyectos de Investigación

  1. DICYT-USACH (2015-2017): Concurrent and object-oriented system for Monte Carlo simulation of bioluminescence. Principal Investigator.
  2. CONICYT-CNRS PCCI130035 (2014): Factoring system matrix with patient-dependent information and detector-invariant geometry. Principal Investigator.
  3. FONDECYT 1100511 (2010-2012) Design and Development of a fully parallel computational model for GATE simulations. Investigador Principal.
  4. FONDECYT 1080465 (2008-2009) Three-Dimensional Tomographic Reconstruction for a Small Animal Positron Emission Tomography Scanner. Investigador Principal.
  5. DICYT-USACH (2005-2007) Estimación del Modelo Sistémico vía Simulaciones Monte Carlo y Reconstrucción Estadística de Imágenes 3D para un Scanner PET Pequeño. Investigador Principal.
  6. DICYT-USACH (2000-2001) Aspectos Computacionales de Algoritmos Iterativos para la Reconstrucción de Imágenes Tridimensionales a partir de Dato de Proyección. Investigador Principal.

Publicaciones en revistas indexadas

  1. Z. El Bitar, F. Pino, C. Candela, D. Ros, J. Pavia, F. R. Rannou, A. Ruibal, P. Aguilar, “The performance of a hybrid analytical Monte Carlo system response matrix in pinhole SPECT
    reconstruction”, Physics in Medicine and Biology, 59:7573-7585, 2014.
  2. F.R. Rannou, N.Vega-Acevedo, Z.El Bitar, “A parallel computational model for GATE simulations”, Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, 112(3):673-683, 2013.
  3. H. Zhang, Q. Bao, N. T. Vu, R. W. Silverman, R. Taschereau, B. N. Berry-Pusey, A. Douraghy, F. R. Rannou, D. B. Stout, A. F. Chatziioannou, “Performance Evaluation of PETbox: A Low
    Cost Bench Top Preclinical PET Scanner”, Molecular Imaging and Biology, 13(5):949-961, 2011.
  4. H. Zhang, Q. Bao, N. T. Vu, R. W. Silverman, R. Taschereau, B. N. Berry-Pusey,A. Douraghy, F. R. Rannou, D. B. Stout, A. F. Chatziioannou, “Performance Evaluation of PETbox: A Low Cost Bench Top Preclinical PET Scanner”, Molecular Imaging andBiology, (published online) 2 September, 2010.
  5. H. Zhang, N. T. Vu, Q. Bao, R. W. Silverman, B. N. Berry-Pusey, A. Douraghy,D. A. Williams, F. R. Rannou, D. B. Stout, and A. F. Chatziioannou, “Performance characteristics of BGO detectors for a low cost preclinical PET scanner”, IEEE Transactionson Nuclear Science, 57(3):1038-1044, 2010.
  6. A. Douraghy, F. R. Rannou, R. W. Silverman, A. F. Chatziioannou, “FPGA Electronics for OPET: A Dual-Modality Optical and Positron Emission Tomograph”, IEEETransactions on Nuclear Science, 55(5):2541-2545, 2008.
  7. J. De Beenhouwer, S. Staelens,D. Kruecker, L. Ferrer, Y. D’Asseler, I. Lemahieu, F.R. Rannou, “Cluster computing software for GATE simulations”,  Medical Physics,34(6):1926-1933, 2007.
  8. S. Staelens, J. De Beenhouwer, D.Kruecker, L. Maigne, F. Rannou, L. Ferrer, Y. D’Asseler, I. Buvat, I. Lemahieu, “GATE: improving the computational e_ciency”, NuclearInstruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A, A569. pp. 341-345,2006.
  9. George Alexandrakis, Fernando R. Rannou, and Arion. F. Chatziioannou, “Tomographicbioluminescence imaging by use of a combined Optical-PET (OPET) system:A computer simulation feasibility study”, Physics in Medicine and Biology, 50:4225-4241, 2005.
  10. Patrick L. Chow, Fernando R. Rannou, and Arion F. Chatziioannou, “Attenuation correctionfor small animal PET tomographs”, Physics in Medicine and Biology, 50:1837-1850, 2005.Fernando R. Rannou, Vandana Kohli, David L. Prout, and Arion F.
  11. George Alexandrakis, Fernando R. Rannou, and Arion. F. Chatziioannou, “Effect ofoptical property estimation accuracy on tomographic bioluminescence imaging: simulationof a combined optical-PET (OPET) system”, Physics in Medicine and Biology,51:2045-2053, 2004.
  12. Fernando R. Rannou, Vandana Kohli, David L. Prout, and Arion F. Chatziioannou, “Investigation of OPET performance using GATE, a Geant4-based simulation software”, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, Vol. 51, No.5 pp:2713-2717, 2004
  13. S. Jan et al, “GATE: a simulation toolkit for PET and SPECT”, Physics in Medicineand Biology, 49:4543-4561, 2004.
  14. Jens Gregor and Fernando R. Rannou, “3D Support Function Estimation and Applicationfor Projection MRI”, International Journal of Imaging Systems and Technology,12:43-50, 2002.
  15. Fernando R. Rannou and Jens Gregor, “Equilateral polygon approximation of closedcontours”, Pattern Recognition 29, 7:1105-1115, 1996.

Publicaciones en conferencias

  1. M. Carcamo, F. R. Rannou, P. E. Roman, V. Moral, S. Casassus, “High performance GPU Bayesian image synthesis”,  IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, 2015, Abu Dhabi,  United Arab Emirates.
  2. C. Giha, A. Iriarte, “recon++: a concurrent object-oriented API for statistical image reconstruction”, IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference,
    2014, Seattle, USA.
  3. F. de la Fuente, F. Torres, F. R. Rannou, “Distributed-shared memory computed tomography”, IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, 2012, Anaheim, USA.
  4. F. Torres, F. de la Fuente, F.R. Rannou, “Shared-Memory Alternatives for Parallle Image Reconstruction”, IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, 2011, Valencia, Spain.
  5. P. Torres-Tramon, N. Vega-Acevedo, F. R. Rannou, “Multithreading GATE”, IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, 2010, Knoxville, TN, USA.
  6. N. Vega-Acevedo, I. Lanas, F. R. Rannou, “GATE simulations on multicomputer architectures”,IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, 2010,Knoxville, TN, USA.
  7. R. Taschereau, Q. Bao, F. Rannou, A. Chatziioannou, “Video Image Based AttenuationCorrection for PETBox, a Preclinical PET Tomograph” IEEE Nuclear ScienceSymposium and Medical Imaging Conference, 2009, Orlando, FL, USA.
  8. Q. Bao, F. R. Rannou, R. Taschereau, D. B. Stout, A. F. Chatziioannou, “ImageReconstruction for PETbox, a Benchtop Preclinical PET Tomograph”, IEEE NuclearScience Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, 2009, Orlando, USA.
  9. H. Zhang, N. T. Vu, Q. Bao, R. W. Silverman, D. B. Stout, R. Taschereau, B. N. Berry-Pusey, D. A. Williams, D. A. Williams, A. Douraghy, F. R. Rannou, M. E. Phelps, A.F. Chatziioannou, “Performance Evaluation of PETBox: a Low Cost Bench Top PETScanner Dedicated to High Throughput Preclinical Imaging” IEEE Nuclear ScienceSymposium and Medical Imaging Conference, 2009, Orlando, USA.
  10. O. Rojas, F. R. Rannou, “Modelamiento y simulacion de la difusion de fotones deluz en medios turbios utilizando elementos nitos y computo paralelo”, 2nd JornadasChilenas de Ingeniera biomedica, Valparaiso, Chile, 2009.
  11. A. Douraghy, F. R. Rannou, G. Alexandrakis, R. W. Silverman, A. F. Chatziioannou,”FPGA Electronics for OPET: A Dual-modality Optical and PET Imaging Tomograph”,IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, 2007,Honolulu, USA.
  12. F. R. Rannou and A. F. Chatziioannou, “Noise study for Monte Carlo estimated systemmatrix for OPET”, IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference,2006, San Diego, USA.
  13. Y. H. Chung, A. Douraghy, F. R. Rannou, R. W. Silverman, A. F. Chatziioannou,”Preliminary PET performance of the detectors for OPET: A combined optical andPET imaging system”, IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference,October 23-29, 2005, Puerto Rico, USA.
  14. J. De Beenhouwer, D. Kruecker, S. G. Staelens, L. Ferrer, A. F. Chatziioannou, F.R. Rannou, “Distributed computing platform for PET and SPECT simulations withGATE”, IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, October23-29, 2005, Puerto Rico, USA.
  15. V. Kohli, F. R. Rannou, Q. Bao, A. F. Chatziioannou, “A noise equivalent countsapproach for optimizing I-124 imaging performance with a small animal PET scanner”,IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, October 23-29,2005, Puerto Rico, USA.
  16. A. F. Chatziioannou, V. Kohli, R. Taschereau, F. R. Rannou, “Simulation of smallanimal imaging system with GATE”, 3rd International Conference on Imaging Technologiesin Biomedical Sciences, September 25-28, 2005 Milos, Greece.
  17. S. Staelens, J. De Beenhouwer, D. Kruecker, K. Maigne, F. Rannou, L. Ferrer, Y.D’Asseler, I. Buvat, I. Lemahieu, “GATE: improving the computational eciency”, 3rdInternational Conference on Imaging Technologies in Biomedical Sciences, September25-28, 2005 Milos, Greece.
  18. A. F. Chatziioannou, G. Alexandrakis, F. R. Rannou, R. W. Silverman, Y. H. Chung,A. Douraghy, N. T. Vu, “Optical-PET: Combining two Molecular Imaging Modalities,The Fourth Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Imaging, September 1-20,2005, Cologne, Germany.
  19. Patrick L. Chow, Fernando R. Rannou, and Arion F. Chatziioannou, “Towards a beamhardening correction for a microCT scanner”, 2004 Academy of Molecular ImagingConference, March 27-31, 2004, Orlando, FL.
  20. Patrick L. Chow, Fernando R. Rannou, and Arion F. Chatziioannou, “AttenuationCorrection for a 3D Small PET Tomograph Using X-ray microCT”, 2002 Academy ofMolecular Imaging Conference, October 23-27, 2002, San Diego, CA.
  21. D. Truong, D. Stout, C. Yang, F. Rannou, S. Gambhir, S.C. Huang, M. Phelps, andA. Chatziioannou, “Multisystem Data Management for Small Animal Imaging”, 2002Academy of Molecular Imaging Conference, October 23-27, 2002, San Diego, CA.
  22. Bernardo Aldea and Fernando R. Rannou, “A Thread-based Multicomputer Model forGrids”, (poster) IEEE International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid,15-18 May 2001, Brisbane, Australia, 2001.
  23. Jens Gregor and Fernando R. Rannou, “Least Squares Framework for Projection MRIReconstruction”, SPIE’s International Symposium on Medical Imaging, February 17-23, 2001, San Diego, CA.
  24. Fernando R. Rannou and Jens Gregor, “Computational Issues for 3D MRI PojectionImage Reconstruction”, hicago 2000 World Congress on Medical Physics and BiomedicalEngineering, July 23-28, 2000, Chicago, IL.
  25. Fernando R. Rannou and Jens Gregor, “Iterative Reconstruction of Three-DimensionalMagnetic Resonance Images from Boron data”, in 1997 International Meeting on FullyThree-Dimensional Image Reconstruction in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine,June25-28, 1997, Nemacolin, PN.
  26. Carlos Alvarez, Mauricio Deliz, Fernando Rannou, Roberto Rozas, “Prediccion computacionalde productos en reacciones de sntesis organica por radicales”, en XVIIICongreso Latinoamericano de Qumica, January 1988, Santiago, Chile.

Publicaciones en congresos internacionales

  1. Aldea, B., Rannou, F., A Thread-based Multicomputer tool for Grids, First IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid, 2001 May 15-18, Brisbane, Australia
  2. Gregor, J., Rannou, F., Least Squares Framework for Projection MRI Reconstruction, SPIE`s International Symposium on Medical Imaging, 2001 Feb. 17-23, San Diego, CA, USA
  3. Rannou, F., Gregor, J., Computational Issues for 3D MRI Projection Image Reconstruction, World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, 2000 Jul. 23-28, Chicago, USA