Date: Monday, February 18 2008
Speaker: Max A. Viergever, Image Sciences Institute, University Medical
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
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: M.Biehl@cs.rug.nl)