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AnnualCatalanMeeting

We attend the second Annual Catalan Meeting on Computer Vision

The second Annual Catalan Meeting on Computer Vision (ACMCV) was held on the 18th of September in Universitat Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona. ACMCV was created with the aim of strengthen the network between computer vision researchers in Catalunya. As it is well known, Catalunya has a large community working in the computer vision field, both in the industry and the academia. Thus, this meeting is intended to get to know the people working in the field as well as their recent developments.   The event contained several activities, including a poster session, where the four members of Vicorob (Nuno Gracias,…

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We attend to a workshop on anthropomorphic phantoms

Last week, seventeen European experts in medical physics, including ViCOROB’s member Oliver Díaz, attended to a workshop on anthropomorphic phantoms at the Technical University of Varna (Bulgaria). This course corresponds to the fifth module of the series EUTEMPE·RX (European Training and Education for Medical Physics Experts in Radiology).   For a week, all participants learnt to implement realistic computer models which resemble anatomical structures, organs or whole human body. These model are very useful to investigate image quality, patient dose or assess new imaging technologies without using radiation. Furthermore, the attendees had the opportunity to print out their own breast…

Christian Mata defends his PhD thesis “Web-based Application for Medical Imaging Management”

The rapid growth of digital technology in medical fields during the last few years has increased the need for applications able to manage patient medical records, imaging tests, and chart information. Technologies related with digital database architectures, storage and transmission protocols, management of large volumes of data, and security are being improved every day, allowing the possibility of reading, analyzing, and even diagnosing a case far from the medical center where the information was acquired. Furthermore, the inclusion of web-based applications applied to the medical imaging field has growing demand over the last few years in the medical community. The…

Collaboration between UdG and Surrey University

Oliver Diaz, postdoctoral researcher at ViCOROB, has been appointed as Visiting Academic Researcher in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Science (University of Surrey, UK). For an initial period of 1 year, Dr Diaz will collaborate closely with the Surrey’s Biomedical Imaging group, lead by Dr Kevin Wells. This position will boost the collaboration between both parts and will allow further investigation of common research lines started in the past.   The Biomedical Imaging group is a multidisciplinary research group based at the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (http://www.surrey.ac.uk/cvssp/). It focuses on medical imaging technologies (X-ray mammography, MRI,…

Automated Analysis of Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Breast

Albert Gubern defends his PhD thesis “Automated Analysis of Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Breast”

Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (DCE-MRI) of the breast is employed for breast cancer screening in women with cumulative lifetime breast cancer risk of more than 20-25% (US and EU guideline). Other indications include, but are not limited to, preoperative staging, evaluation of women treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy and problem solving in case of inconclusive findings from other modalities. Compared to mammography, which is the image modality commonly used in regular screening, breast DCE-MRI presents higher sensitivity, especially in women with dense breasts. However, the analysis of breast MRI requires interpretation of four-dimensional DCE data, as well as correlation to…

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ASSURE FP7 PROJECT 1st REVIEW

With less than a year left to conclude the ASSURE project, a party of 6 people from ViCOROB met with the rest of partners on the 12th and 13th of January at Copenhagen. Despite the cold and strong gusts of wind we all endured, the meeting was a success as shown by the positive feedback given by an European reviewer present. Also during the meeting, updated overviews of all 10 work-packages were presented. Furthermore, the event was used to run several discussion groups about screening with breast ultrasound and breast magnetic resonance, as well as to discuss on how to…

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La Fundació Marató de TV3 financia el projecte d’imatge mèdica BiomarkEM.cat

Estudis recents han demostrat que mesures obtingudes a través de les imatges de ressonància magnètica (RM) poden ser útils per a predir l’evolució clínica de l’esclerosi múltiple (EM), tant en termes d’història clínica com en termes de resposta als tractaments. Aquestes mesures inclouen la presència de noves lesions així com la pèrdua de volum cerebral en estudis longitudinals de RM. Tot i això, per tal de transferir aquests estudis d'investigació a la pràctica clínica diària es requereix de tecnologies i eines informàtiques no disponibles en l'actualitat, capaces de proporcionar mesures precises i robustes de l'atròfia i de l’evolució de les...

Onur Ganiler defends his PhD thesis: “Automated detection of new Multiple Sclerosis lesions in longitudinal brain magnetic resonance imaging”

  This thesis deals with the detection of new multiple sclerosis (MS) lesions in longitudinal brain magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. This disease is characterized by the presence of lesions in the brain, predominantly in the white matter (WM) tissue of the brain. The detection and quantification of new lesions are crucial to follow-up MS patients. Moreover, the manual detection of these new lesions is not only time-consuming, but is also prone to intra- and inter-observer variability. Therefore, the development of automated techniques for the detection MS lesions is a major challenge. After a thorough analysis of the state-of-the art in…