Marta Ranzini is a MPhil/PhD student at the UCL EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Imaging. After obtaining a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in Physics at the Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, she has recently completed her Master of Research in Medical Imaging at UCL as part of her 4-year PhD programme.
Her research concentrates on the use of 3D medical imaging in the musculoskeletal field, with a special focus on applications for Metal-on-Metal hip arthroplasty. In collaboration with the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) and the Translational Imaging Group (TIG), she aims at developing a tool for the automated segmentation of combined CT and MR images for implanted patients. Such a tool would allow the three-dimensional reconstruction of patient-specific musculoskeletal anatomy, which could greatly improve the customisation of the surgery and the accuracy in the detection of musculoskeletal pathologies from medical images.