This presentation will first briefly discuss the relevance of using medical image analysis and visualization in health care, and thereafter present a number of example clinical applications of image analysis and visualization in the domains of cardiovascular, neurological and oncological disease. The focus will be on using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Despite the enormous amount of medical imaging research and development performed in the last decades, only a very limited number of applications are currently routinely used in clinical practice. The road from idea to a clinically adopted and widely used application will be reviewed in order to create insight into the many steps to be taken to develop and introduce truly meaningful innovations.
The goal of my master’s thesis project is to develop a method for the tracking and the extraction of spatio-temporal data of marine worms to quantify gender-specific behaviors. One of the main issues is the complex interaction between the worms leading to collisions, occlusions, and interruptions of their continuous trajectories. To maintain the individual identities under these challenging interactions a combined tracking and re-identification approach is proposed. The re-identification is based on a set of features, which take into account position, shape and appearance of the worms. These features include the normalized shape of a worm, which is computed using a novel approach based on its distance transform and skeleton.
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Host: N. Artner
Institute of Visual Computing & Human-Centered Technology
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Austria - Europe