ISMRM 24th Annual Meeting & Exhibition • 07-13 May 2016 • Singapore

Educational Session: Updates from Big Data Initiatives

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Organizers: Jennifer A McNab, Ph.D. & Jonathan Gillard, M.D., F.R.C.R., M.B.A.

Monday 09 May 2016

This course will describe the progress that has been made in several high-profile big data initatives.

Target Audience
Physicists and clinicians involved in the evaluation of neurological disorders.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe how big data initiatives can inform on the progression and diagnosis of neurological disorders; and
  • Discuss the most recent findings from big data initiatives.

Moderators: James Gee, Jennifer McNab
Big Data: The Rhineland Study
Tony Stöcker1
11German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Bonn, Germany
This lecture briefly introduces the Rhineland Study and summarizes the concepts of its MR protocol. The Rhineland Study investigates aging, in particular of the human brain and related neurological disorders, across the adult lifespan. The Rhineland Study will include up to 30,000 subjects, aged 30 years or over at first visit, and reexamination every three years. The emphasis is on quantitative measures, including one-hour MRI examination of brain structure and function.

Big Data: UK Biobank
Stephen Smith
I will give an overview of the UK Biobank brain imaging component, which will carry out multimodal brain imaging on 100,000 subjects as part of the UK Biobank long-term prospective epidemiological study. UK Biobank data is open access.

Big Data: Human Connectome Project
Bruce R. Rosen1
1Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA, United States
The Baseline Study of Human Health and the Transition to Illness - Permission Withheld
Sanjiv Gambhir1
1Radiology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States
Adjournment & Meet the Teachers

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