Alison Pouch

Alison Pouch
Professor of BioEngineering/Radiology

I am an Assistant Professor of Radiology and Bioengineering with interest in developing
methods for computational image analysis, anatomical shape modeling, and interactive
visualization to guide surgical interventions. Specifically, my work has focused on
modeling heart valve morphology and dynamics in 3D echocardiography and computed
tomography for risk stratification and planning of heart valve repair surgery. The goal is
to use automated image analytics to predict surgical outcomes, to inform development
of surgical guidelines, and to advance minimally invasive therapies for the treatment of
cardiovascular disease. I am also a member of the Penn Tissue Mapping Center, which
is building a multi-scale model of the healthy human female reproductive system as part
of the Human Biomolecular Atlas Program (HuBMAP).

Research Areas:

  • 3D/4D segmentation and modeling of heart valves in echocardiography and
    computed tomography with applications to surgical treatment of valvular
    regurgitation
  • Integration and application of methods for image segmentation, shape
    representation, and biomechanical modeling
  • Meshing and statistical analysis of 3D anatomical structures
  • 3D printing of image-derived organ models