Weekday Educational Course:
Image Analysis
Organizers: Douglas C. Noll, Ph.D., Henry Rusinek, Ph.D., and Simon K. Warfield, Ph.D.
Skill Level: Basic to Intermediate
Tuesday, 21 April 2009
13:30 - 15:30

This two hour course designed for M.D.'s and Ph.D.'s will present introductory material on tools and practical aspects of image processing of MR data. In particular, it will cover image processing algorithms and tools for image segmentation, structure analysis, registration, image formats, and dynamic contrast enhanced (DCE) imaging.
Upon completion of this case based session, participants should be able to:
  • Describe several basic image processing tasks, their basic algorithms, and tools for implementing these tasks;
  • Describe image data formats and DICOM, in particular, and how information is encoded into tags; and
  • Explain the fundamental aspects of image segmentation, registration and shape-based analysis and know how to apply them in practice.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009
13:30 Welcome and Introduction Douglas C. Noll, Ph.D.
13:33 Tagging Along with DICOM Format Babak A. Ardekani, Ph.D.
13:53 Software Tools & Resources at NIH: Overview of NITRC David N. Kennedy, Ph.D.
14:15 Algorithms and Software for Image Segmentation Simon K. Warfield Ph.D.
14:40 Algorithms and Software for Image Coregistration James Gee, Ph.D.
15:05 Analyzing DCE-MRI Data Min-Ying Lydia Su, Ph.D.
15:30 Adjournment