Structural Magnetic Resonance Image Analysis for Neuroscientists
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is today a key component in diagnosis and therapy planning in many medical areas such as neurology, oncology, surgery, etc. Every day MRI scanners generate an impressively increasing amount of data. In this context, image analysis becomes central to process and quantify in a precise and reproducible manner all these images. In this course we will introduce basic imaging processing methods to quantitatively analyze structural MR imaging. Our goal is to provide the students with the basic knowledge and practical experience in MR image registration, segmentation and morphometry analysis.
We encourage students that are curious to better understand the image processing methods behind widely used structural image analysis tools, like SPM, to participate to this course. This year, both theory and practice will be equally important. Students who took part on the same course last year can also participate.
DATES: Wednesdays, from 10h to 13h. February 6, 13, 20 and 27 / March 6 and 13, 2013
LOCATION: CHUV, Room Micropolis, Rue du Bugnon 23, Lausanne.
- Presentation of the course
Basics of rigid image volume registration
Practical session (MITK and rigid registration)
- Basics of non-rigid image volume registration
Practical session (MITK and SPM)
- Anatomical atlases and template construction
Tissue segmentation of healthy brain: SPM model
- Voxel-based morphometry
- Journal Club
- Journal Club
EVALUATION: Article presentation & discussion. Participation to the lectures is mandatory.
REGISTRATION: Please register by e-mail to the LN Coordinator before January 15th 2013. Limited number of participants to 20.