EL LPI participó el miércoles 23 de noviembre de 2016 en el II ciclo de conferencias "A tu Salud" organizadas por el Museo de la Ciencia de Valladolid. La conferencia tuvo el título "Resonancia magnética: ingeniería para la medicina del futuro", y en ella se expusieron a nivel divulgativo los fundamentos físicos de la resonancia magnética, se mostraron sus similitudes con los sistemas y tecnologías de radiocomunicaciones y sus características diferenciales con respecto a otras técnicas de imagen diagnóstica.
A novel technique to estimate non-stationary patterns of noise in parallel MRI data has been published in the journal IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence: Non-Stationary Rician Noise Estimation in Parallel MRI using a Single Image: a Variance-Stabilizing Approach. The article is a collaboration of the University of Valladolid with AGH University of Science and Technology (Krakow, Poland), with the Applied Chest Imaging Laboratory (ACIL), Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School (Boston, USA) and with the Biomedical Image Technologies Laboratory, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain).
2016 Medical Imaging Summer School (MISS) took place the first week of August in Favignana, Sicily. MISS is a novel initiative endorsed by MICCAI Society delivered by world renowned experts from both academia and industry focused on stimulating young researchers and Ph.D. students.
LPI was present as part of the poster session with the communication entitled "Non-Stationary Noise Estimation in Accelerated Parallel MRI Data" by Tomasz Pieçiak.
The LPI was present at the first edition of the "Jornadas de Estudiantes en Ingeniería Biomédica" (JEIB), held in Barcelona from the 6th july to the 8th july 2016. This event was organized by the IEEE EMBS BCN Student Club.
The LPI offer a postdoc position to enroll in a grant just achieved; the grant focuses on MRI reconstruction from a twofold perspective, namely, both 3D dynamic cardiac image reconstruction as well as multislice and multiparametric diffusion in the body. Synergistic effect of the former on the latter will be sought. The candidate is expected to coordinate several tasks in both applications domains; therefore a background on image reconstruction, motion compensation and optimization is desirable.
In the second week of May, Santiago Sanz and Óscar Peña carried out a research stay in the Health Time facilities of Córdoba and Jaén, Spain. We had the chance to chat and learn from their researchers, doctors, and radiologist in order to extend our diffusion knowledge to the abdominal parts, from the characterization and diagnosis to the acquisition procedure with several MRI (3T, 1.5 and 1T).
In the first week of May, Alex Frangi and Carlos Alberola-López, together with Janette Wallace and Johanne Langford, have carried out an on-site visit of the Granada Conference Venue in which Miccai 2018 will take place. We have the chance to check that the premises are excellent for Miccai: appropriate rooms for tutorials and workshops, a nice main hall for oral sessions and sunny and ample spaces for poster sessions, industrial exhibitions and meals.
The LPI was present at the Annual Conference of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM 2016), held last May in Singapore. Two communications were presented at the conference, entitled "Local Analysis of Tract Density Imaging for the Detection of White Matter Alterations" and "Fractal Dimension as a Global Descriptor of the White Matter in Diffusion MRI Group Studies".