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  • Medical Imaging Seminar

    Wed, Feb 24, 2021 @ 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: Yannick Bliesener, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Southern California

    Talk Title: Measurement Uncertainty in DCE-MRI of Brain Tumors

    Series: Medical Imaging Seminar Series

    Abstract: Abnormal vasculature is a common symptom of many diseases of the brain such as Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, and brain cancer. Dynamic Contrast Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (DCE-MRI) enables assessment of relevant neurovascular parameters by monitoring time-varying enhancement patterns in tissue after intra-venous contrast agent injection. The method has the potential to provide powerful biomarkers for brain tumors, including vascularity, blood brain barrier leakage, tumor progression vs regression, and probability of survival prediction. However, it is challenged by low precision. This talk will discuss my attempts to quantify and improve the accuracy and precision of high-resolution whole brain DCE-MRI of brain tumors.

    Biography: Yannick Bliesener is a Ph.D. candidate in the Magnetic Resonance Engineering Laboratory at the University of Southern California. He obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering at Hamburg University of Technology in Germany, before joining the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research focuses on the development and improvement of algorithms for DCE-MRI and real-time speech MRI. Specifically, he is concerned with the detection and alleviation of error sources to enhance reproducibility and repeatability of quantitative MRI.

    Host: Krishna Nayak, knayak@usc.edu

    Webcast: https://usc.zoom.us/j/94148553754

    Location: Online

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/94148553754

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Talyia White

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