In recent years there has been an increased thrust to understand and quantify the complex information conveyed by medical images. Developing modern computational techniques that offer the potential for extracting diverse and complex information from imaging data and applying these to a plethora of clinical studies is crucial. These techniques not only support precise quantification but also overcome the limitations of subjective visual interpretation. Furthermore, these methods can facilitate finding specific markers that relate to pathologies as well as aid in treatment planning.
Building on this background, the objectives of this center are as follows: (1) development of novel computer-based image analysis methods and their application to a wide variety of clinical research studies (2) Translating the techniques to the clinic thereby aiding early diagnosis and understanding of the underlying pathology.Read-more