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Visual Computing Forum

The Visual Computing Forum, or VCF, is a series of seminars organized by the visualization group with selected talks from the fields of visualization, image processing, computer graphics, and so on. The individual seminars are arranged approximately once a month, on Fridays from 11am to 12am, and they will be interleaved with the MedViz seminars. They will be held either at the H°yteknologisenteret or at the VilVite Science Center.
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     February 06, 2015

Title: Quantitative analysis of dynamic contrast enhanced MR (DCE-MRI) data of the kidney

Speaker: Erlend Hodneland (MedViz PostDoc at

Place: Room 3137, 3rd floor, H°yteknologisenteret (data blokk)

Time: Friday February 06, 2015, from 10.15am to 11.15am

Quantitative analysis of DCE-MRI data from the kidney has the potential to become a clinically highly useful imaging modality for the non-invasive investigation of organ function. There are major challenges related to perfusion imaging of the human kidney that I want to address. The processing pipeline has several components: choice of MR sequence, breathing pattern, conversion to tracer concentrations, motion correction, segmentation of kidney and arterial input function (AIF), and compartment modelling for estimating the filtration and perfusion. The reproducibility between repeated MR scans is high, but a comparison to clinical standards for kidney filtration reveals that the MR estimates for filtration are still not within the range for active clinical use. In this presentation I will address the challenges related to the processing pipeline.

Additional material: Flyer

VCF seminars in 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

 Last change: Helwig Hauser, 2009-09-22