Image Analysis

ECTRIMS 2018 have been an opportunity to understand better the clinical expert needs

European Committee for treatment and research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) that was held in Berlin, Germany, from October 10th to 12th, 2018. During the last 25 years, ECTRIMS has served as Europe’s and the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to the understanding and treatment of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The conference includes three days of oral presentations authored by the world-top scientists and clinical experts on the field. Furthermore, the conference provides also several poster sessions which are useful to both spread the research and community networking.   As a former Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Multiple Sclerosis (MAGNIMS) grant fellow, Mariano…

We participated in MICCAI 2018

MICCAI 2018, the 21st international conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, was held in Granada, Spain, from September 16th to 20th, 2018. The MICCAI conference attracts world-leading biomedical scientists, engineers and clinicians from a wide range of disciplines associated with medical imaging and computer-assisted intervention. The series of lectures includes three days of oral presentations and poster sessions. Besides, the day before and the day after is full of workshops, tutorials and challenges.   We participated in three different challenges, the MRBRAINS18, related to brain tissue segmentation, the BRATS2018, related to brain tumour segmentation and prediction, and the…

DOCTORAL THESIS: Glandular Tissue Pattern Analysis Through Multimodal MRI-Mammography Registration

Glandular Tissue Pattern Analysis Through Multimodal MRI-Mammography Registration By Eloy García Marcos Supervised by Dr. Joan Martí Bonmatí / Dr. Arnau Oliver Malagelada Abstract Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. Current statistics show that one in eight women will develop this disease over the course of her lifetime. While X-ray mammography is the gold standard image modality for screening and diagnosis of breast cancer, it presents decreased sensitivity in dense breasts. Several studies have shown that the combination of the different medical image modalities, such as mammography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), leads to a more...

We obtain the 4th position in two of the MICCAI 2017 conference challenges

The 14th of september, VICOROB presented two convolutional neural network methods to the iSeg and White Matter Hyperintensities challenges from the MICCAI 2017 conference. The first challenge was aimed at segmenting brain tissues from infant brain MRI, while the second one was aimed at segmenting vascular white matter hyperintensities of adult brain MRI. The first approach was presented orally by Jose Bernal and the second one was presented orally and as a poster by Mariano Cabezas. Both approaches ranked 4th among twenty teams.     El dia 14 de setembre, el grup VICOROB va presentar dos dels seus mètodes a…

Premiats a la competició internacional de detecció automàtica de lesions d’esclerosi múltiple MICCAI 2016

Un equip d’investigadors de VICOROB guanya la competició internacional de detecció automàtica de lesions d’esclerosi múltiple en imatges de ressonància magnètica celebrada en el marc de la prestigiosa conferència MICCAI 2016.   Investigadors de l’institut de recerca VICOROB de la Universitat de Girona (i més concretament del NIC: NeuroImage Computing Group), participen en una competició internacional de desenvolupament d’eines automàtiques per a la detecció i segmentació de lesions d’esclerosi múltiple en imatges de ressonància magnètica, obtenint els millors resultats de tots els participants.   La competició, titulada “MS segmentation challenge using a data management and processing infrastructure” i celebrada dins…

8 de novembre: V Dia Internacional de la Radiologia

La cinquena edició del “Dia internacional de la Radiologia” tindrà lloc el proper dimarts dia 8 de novembre. L’esdeveniment és promogut internacionalment per la Societat Europea de Radiologia (ESR), la Societat Radiológica de Nord América (RSNA) i el Colegi Americá de Radiologia (ACR). Aquest any l’atenció es focalitzarà en la imatge de mama.   Des de la Universitat de Girona, amb la coordinació per part de l’Institut ViCOROB, s’organitzarà una jornada divulgativa sobre el cáncer de mama el proper dimarts dia 8 de novembre de 17:30 a 19:30, a la biblioteca Carles Rahola de Girona (Carrer Emili Grahit, 4-6). Amb la presència de diferents…

Clinical decision support for screening, diagnosis and assessment of respiratory diseases: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as a use case.

Doctoral thesis ” Clinical decision support for screening, diagnosis and assessment of respiratory diseases: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as a use case.“   By Filip Velickovski   Supervised by Dr. Robert Martí Marly / Dr. Luigi Ceccaroni       Abstract   Clinical decision support systems (CDSS), which aim to provide healthcare staff with patient specific advice, can enhance the level of care delivered to citizens by offering access to advanced medical knowledge in non-specialist healthcare settings. The work presented in this thesis adapts, refines and contributes to methodologies in applied clinical decision support research, through a concrete use-case of Chronic…

Busy month for the Medical Imaging group

Very busy month for the Medical Imaging group with first, the visit of VICOROB’s member Oliver Diaz to the Technical University of Varna (TUV) in Bulgaria and second, the presentation of 3 research posters at the 13th International Workshop on Breast Imaging (IWDM) in Sweden.   Between June 6th – 9th, Oliver Diaz visited the laboratory of Computer Simulations in Medicine of the TUV and gave an invited talk entitled “The power of image processing in multimodal breast imaging” at the special session “eHealth and Networking for Advanced Cancer Detection“, as part of the IEEE Black Sea Conference on Communications…