Colloquium Computing Science



Date:                            Monday, February 18 2008      

Speaker:                      Max A. Viergever, Image Sciences Institute, University Medical  

                                    Center Utrecht.

Room and time:           5161.0267 (Bernoulliborg), 16.00




Title:   Image Registration and Fusion for Medical Research, Diagnosis and Intervention




The research program of the Image Sciences Institute in Utrecht comprises a broad spectrum of medical imaging topics ranging from system and method development to diagnostic and interventional clinical applications.  The presence of a large group of medical physics and image analysis researchers in an environment of clinical research in disciplines like radiology, nuclear medicine, radiotherapy, and a variety of surgical specialties provides a wealth of opportunities for interdisciplinary projects.
The talk will first give a brief overview of our institute's research themes in biomedical imaging. Next, one of the focal areas in medical image analysis, viz. image registration, will be discussed in more detail. The past few years have shown a tremendous increase in the need of accurate, reliable and fast image registration algorithms. Multimodality imaging requires intrapatient multimodality registration, longitudinal image studies call for - generally nonrigid - intrapatient monomodality registration, dynamic (four-dimensional) imaging requires motion registration, and population studies are in need of interpatient registration methods including atlases for normal anatomy and physiology and for pathology and pathophysiology.
The focus of the presentation will be on evaluation of image registration and fusion methodology. Examples will be given of studies on visualization of brain SPECT/MRI, motion correction of DSA, population analysis of white matter lesions, and nodule detection in lung images.



Colloquiumcoördinator is Prof.dr. M. Aiello, Dr. M. Biehl (e-mail: