Image Analysis
ORGANIZERS: Henry Rusinek, Ph.D. & Simon K. Warfield, Ph.D.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced
Tuesday - Friday, 10-13 May 2011

This four-hour course will present a timely update of recent advances in image analysis, including description of the theoretical basis for, and practical approaches to, the analysis and characterization of images of individuals and groups. The speakers will be our leading experts in the development and application of image analysis techniques, and lectures will offer an overview of the theory underlying image analysis techniques at the forefront of research, and a discussion of the practical application of image analysis techniques in clinical and translational research. We will cover pitfalls of existing techniques, recent developments and clinical applications of image analysis. The main topics are:
« Image Segmentation;
« Image Registration;
« Image texture; and
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to:
« List the major techniques for image segmentation;
« Describe the advantages and limitations of software for image segmentation;
« List the major techniques for image registration;
« Describe the image analysis challenges best tackled by the major techniques for image registration;
« List the major methods for regional assessment of texture that employ intensity, gradient, and anisotropy features;
« Describe the advantages and limitations of algorithms and software used for texture changes;
« Describe the latest advances in dynamic contrast enhanced MRI; and
« Utilize software for DCE-MRI image analysis.

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  Moderator: Simon K. Warfield, Ph.D.  
07:00 Segmentation: Theory   Marleen de Bruijne, Ph.D.
07:30 Segmentation: Practice   Paul A. Yushkevich, Ph.D.
08:00 Adjourn  
  Moderator: James C. Gee, Ph.D.  
07:00 Registration: Theory   Sebastien Ourselin, Ph.D.
07:30 Registration: Practice   Lilla Zöllei, Ph.D.
08:00 Adjourn  
  Moderator: Henry Rusinek, Ph.D.  
07:00 Analysis of Texture: Theory   Andrzej Materka, Ph.D.
07:30 Analysis of Texture: Practice   Arvid Lundervold, M.D., Ph.D.
08:00 Adjourn  
  Moderator: Joseph V. Hajnal, Ph.D.  
07:00 DCE MRI   Steven P. Sourbron, Ph.D.
07:30  Future Needs - Panel Discussion: Unsolved Problems & Unmet Needs Panel
08:00 Adjourn