Research & Scientists | Surgical Sciences | People | SANDROQUEIROS


Name: Sandro Queirós

Office: G1.02

School Phone: +351 253 604 891

Email: sandroqueiros@med.uminho.pt




Keywords: Biomedical Engineering Medical Image Processing Cardiac Imaging


Sandro Queirós (SQ) graduated and received his M.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering (with a specialization in the field of Medical Electronics) in 2013 by the University of Minho. He has then completed his Ph.D. degree under the joint supervision of the University of Minho (Portugal; doctoral program in Biomedical Engineering) and KU Leuven (Belgium, doctoral program in Biomedical Sciences, in the field of Health & Technology). Throughout his research career, Sandro has been mainly interested in the development of novel medical image processing solutions to help clinicians in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Specifically, his work has been focused primarily in cardiovascular diseases, contributing in the development of a multitude of novel, accurate, reproducible and fast image processing methodologies for cardiac quantification from magnetic resonance, computed tomography and echocardiographic images.


2016-2019: "New avenues for the development of personalized medical interventions for neurological, oncologic and surgical disorders - PersonalizedNOS" (NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000013);

2014-2018: "Real-time segmentation and tracking of 3D transesophageal echocardiographic images to improve transcatheter aortic valve implantation";

2014-2015"Towards Smarter Cardiac Interventional Navigation using MRI-derived Personalized Models for RT 3D Ultrasound Interpretation" (EXPL/BBB-BMD/2473/2013);

2014-2015: "Digital Impression System for Dental Prosthesis" (EXPL/BBB-BMD/2146/2013);
2013/2014: "Quid Box - Quick User Interface Device";

2012/2013: "3D pectus system: automatic and personalized molding/bending of surgical prosthesis with embedded stabilizers, without radiation, and virtual simulation of the postsurgical costemit outcome" (PTDC/SAU-BEB/103368/2008).

Honors and Prizes

2015: - "Best Engineering Student Award" by the portuguese Order of Engineers and University of Minho.

          - "Best Poster Award in Image Processing", at SPIE Medical Imaging 2015

          - "Honorable Mention for Poster in Computer-Aided Diagnosis", at SPIE Medical Imaging 2015
2014: - PhD scholarship funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT);

          - CES 2014 Innovations Awards: Home AV Components Finalist;

          - CES 2014 Innovations Design and Engineering Award Honoree;

2012: - "Merit Scholarship" by University of Minho;

          - "Caixa Geral de Depósitos Award" by Caixa Geral de Depósitos and University of Minho;

2011: - "Merit Scholarship" by University of Minho;

          - "Almedina Merit Award" by Almedina bookstore and University of Minho;

2010: - "Merit Scholarship" by University of Minho;

          - "Merit Diploma" by University of Minho;

2009: - "Merit Diploma" by University of Minho;

          - "Almedina Merit Award" by Almedina bookstore and University of Minho;

2008: - "Merit Diploma" by Portuguese Ministry of Education and Science, and Escola Secundária Carlos Amarante.

Selected Papers

- S. Queirós, P. Morais, C. Dubois, J-U Voigt, W. Fehske, A. Kuhn, T. Achenbach, J. C. Fonseca, J. L. Vilaça, and J. D'hooge, “Validation of a novel software tool for automatic aortic annular sizing in three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiographic images”, Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, vol. 31, pp. 515-525.e5, 2018.

- S. Queirós, P. Morais, D. Barbosa, J. C. Fonseca, J. L. Vilaça, and J. D’hooge, “MITT: Medical Image Tracking Toolbox”, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol. 37, pp. 2547-2557, 2018.

- S. Queirós, A. Papachristidis, P. Morais, K. C. Theodoropoulos, J. C. Fonseca, M. J. Monaghan, J. L. Vilaça, and J. D’Hooge, “Fully automatic 3D-TEE segmentation for the planning of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation”, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 64, pp. 1711-1720, 2017.

- S. Queirós, C. Dubois, P. Morais, T. Adriaenssens, J. C. Fonseca, J. L. Vilaça, J. D’hooge, “Automatic 3D aortic annulus sizing by computed tomography in the planning of transcatheter aortic valve implantation”, Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, vol. 11, pp. 25-32, 2017.

S. Queirós, D. Barbosa, J. Engvall, T. Ebbers, E. Nagel, S. I. Sarvari, P. Claus, J. C. Fonseca, J. L. Vilaça, and J. D’hooge, “Multi-centre validation of an automatic algorithm for fast 4D myocardial segmentation in cine CMR datasets”, European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging, vol. 17, pp. 1118-1127, 2016.


Towards smarter cardiac interventional navigation using MRI-derived personalized models for RT 3D ultrasound interpretation  

Selected Publications

Queirós S, Barbosa D, Heyde B, Morais P, Vilaça JL, Friboulet D, Bernard O, D’hooge J. Fast Fully Automatic Myocardial Segmentation in 4D cine CMR datasets. Journal of Medical Image Analysis, 2014, 18(7): 1115-1131.

Queiros S, Papachristidis A, Barbosa D, Theodoropoulos KC, Fonseca JC, Monaghan MJ, Vilaça JL, D'hooge J. Aortic Valve Tract Segmentation from 3D-TEE Using Shape-Based B-spline Explicit Active Surfaces. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 2016; 35(9):2015-2025.

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