Diffusion Study Group ISMRM 2014 (Connectomics: Is it Worth the Money?)
Dmitry Novikov and Maxime Descoteaux face off in what turned out to be a 50/50 battle
The SCIL, in collaboration with the Université de Sherbrooke’s Laboratoire d’Immersion et d’interaction humaine, has started a new student project aiming to bring tractography visualization to a CAVE-live environment.
Thanks to Patrick Bellavance-Marcoux, Bachelor’s in Imaging science and digital media from the Université de Sherbrooke, for all the hard work on the project.
The SCIL is now part of the NSERC-CREATE Program in Medical Image Analysis.
This program provides participating students with a well-rounded academic background, seminars, short courses, summer school, professional training (SKILLSETS), and practical experience in industry and academia through internships.
The program is open to students from the undergrad level up to, and including, post-doctoral researchers.
Some of the highlights:
- Marc-Alexandre presented the Tractometer in an oral session.
- A team from the lab participated in the 2012 DTI Challenge. We are still awaiting results.
- Gabriel presented his work entitled Anatomical Tissue Probability Priors for Tractography at CDMRI 2012.
- Maxime Chamberland presented a demo of his work on Real-time tractography at CDMRI 2012.
- In addition to all those works, Maxime Descoteaux had a few posters with different collaborators. The full list can be found in our Publications page.
Part of the Code Chastenay show of September 11th, 2012 was dedicated to Maxime’s research with Kevin Whittinstall, one of our collaborators from the CHUS.
The segment of the show were Maxime and Kevin present their research can be viewed here (french only).
In this report on Maxime’s and Kevin’s research, the reporter explains the current collaboration work between both researchers. They are trying to map the Hippocampus’ connectivity network by combining dMRI and fMRI. This technique could be used to study Alzheimer’s disease.