An article entitled "Scalar diffusion-MRI measures invariant to acquisition parameters: A first step towards imaging biomarkers" has recently been published in the Magnetic Resonance Imaging journal (Elsevier). In that work, we propose a new set of quantitative measures based on diffusion magnetic resonance imaging from single-shell acquisitions that are designed to be robust to the variations of several acquisition parameters (number of gradient directions, b-value and SNR) while keeping a high discrimination power on differences in the diffusion characteristics of the tissue.
The project "Low-pixel Automatic Target Detection and Recognition" led by Dr. Pablo Casaseca at University of the West of Scotland with multinational electrical systems group, Thales UK and CENSIS received a Special Commendation Award at the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2018 . This collaboration saw the development of unique technology, enabling automatic detection of humans and vehicles from up to 1500m using thermal imaging.
The LPI has received the Magna Cum Laude Award in Biotechnology by the Spanish Society of Radiologist in Medicine (SERAM) for the electornic communication "Obtención de la señal de sincronismo cardiaco a partir de los datos del k-espacio en IRM cine cardiaca". This communication was presented in the 34th Conference of the SERAM, which took place between May 24th and May 27th 2018 in Pamplona (Spain).
The LPI has contributed with 3 chapters to the new book Handbook of Speckle Filtering and Tracking in Cardiovascular Ultrasound Imaging and Video, published by the IET (Institution of Enigineering and Technology), edited by Christos P. Loizou, Constantinos S. Pattichis and Jan D’ hooge. Authors from the lab have added their expertise in Speckle Tracking and filtering.
A novel curl-based cardiac rotation measurement but from tensorial magnitudes devised to cardiomyopathy discrimination entitled "Vortical Features for Myocardial Rotation Assessment in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy using Cardiac Tagged Magnetic Resonance" has been recently published in the international journal Medical Image Analysis.