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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….

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…

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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…

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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...

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…

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MARC MASIAS defends his PhD thesis: “Automatic source detection in astronomical images”

This thesis is focused on the automatic detection of sources (objects) in astronomical images. These sources are something that suggests the presence of an astronomical object such as stars, galaxies, gas, dust or cosmic rays. The use of automatic algorithms to perform such a task becomes of great importance in the astronomical field because of the increasing amount of data and the inefficiency and inaccuracy of manual inspection.   In…

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Konstantin Korotkov defends his PhD thesis “Automatic change detection in multiple pigmented skin lesions”

Malignant melanoma is the rarest and deadliest of skin cancers causing three times more deaths than all other skin-related malignancies combined. Fortunately, in its early stages, it is completely curable, making a total body skin examination (TBSE) a fundamental procedure for many patients. During TBSE, dermatologists look for pigmented skin lesions (PSLs) exhibiting typical melanoma signs as well as PSLs undergoing the rapid changes characteristic of cancer. Accompanied by clinical…