Milan Sonka, PhD

Contact Information

Office: 3016 SC
Phone: 319-335-5191
Faculty Profile


Brief description of current research:

Dr. Sonka's research interests include medical imaging and knowledge-based image analysis with emphasis on cardiovascular, pulmonary, orthopaedic, brain, cancer, and ophthalmic image analysis. He is the first author of 4 editions of Image Processing, Analysis and Machine Vision book (1993, 1998, 2008, 2014) and co-authored or co-edited 20 books/proceedings. He has published more than 150 journal papers and over 340 other publications. He is past Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging (2008-2014) and member of the Editorial Board of the Medical Image Analysis journal.  To bring results of his research work to clinical practice, he has co-founded two medical imaging companies -- Medical Imaging Applications LLC, and VIDA Diagnostics Inc.

3 most influential diabetes/obesity/metabolism publications:

  • Zhang L, Wahle A, Chen Z, Zhang L, Downe R, Kovarnik T, Sonka M. Simultaneous Registration of Location and Orientation in Intravascular Ultrasound Pullbacks Pairs via 3D Graph-Based Optimization. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2015 Jun 11.
  • Zhang L, Sohn EH, Mullins RF, Sonka M, Abramoff, MD. Automated quantification of choriocapillaris thickness near drusen. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2015 Jun 11;56(7), 5141-41
  • Klein BEK, Johnson CA, Meuer SM, Lee K, Wahle A, Lee KE, Kulkarni A, Sonka, M, Abramoff MD, Klein R. Spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and characteristics associated with glaucoma in community living older adults. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2015 Jun 11;56(7),626-26