Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 11:00am

"Medical Image Analysis Principles and Applications to the Clinical Domain"

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 @ 11 a.m.

ETV 131

Dr. Sokratis Makrogiannis, Assistant Professor, Dept of Mathematical Sciences,

Delaware State University

Abstract: Significant advances in physical and biological sciences coupled with the increased use of sophisticated engineering technologies have spurred interest in the application of biomedical imaging for everyday clinical procedures as well as biomedical research. The elds of medical image processing, analysis and machine learning have assumed a central role in this context, mainly because of their capability of revealing significant information from low or high dimensional imaging patterns and providing insight into biological processes.
This talk will discuss image computing methods for medical research and clinical applications.Regarding the research domain, a method of computational brain anatomy and subspace decomposition for detection of brain atrophy will be presented, followed by techniques developed for body composition from MRI and CT data. The clinical application branch of this talk includes a method for detection of soft plaque in the coronary arteries from contrast enhanced volumetric CT scans and a computer-aided tool for lesion characterization in the liver from dual energy CT images.
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