MIAL

Analysis of MR Images for Multiple Sclerosis Studies

MSc Student: Omer Ishaq
Principal Investigator: Ghassan Hamarneh

We are developing tools and techniques for segmentation and shape analysis of human brains for multiple sclerosis, which will assist in serial studies related to the progression of the pathology.

This project is in collaboration with Dr. Tony Traboulsee, Dr. David Li and Dr.  Roger Tam at MS/MRI

Part of our research focuses on the selection of an appropriate mid-sagittal plane for analyzing the corpus callosum area and shape changes. Our research has shown that the choice of the mid-sagittal plane affects the corpus callosum area and can potentially overshadow the effects due to pathology.


Publications

O. Ishaq, G. Hamarneh, R. Tam, A. Traboulsee, "Longitudinal, Regional and Deformation-Specific Corpus Callosum Shape Analysis for Multiple Sclerosis", In IEEE International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2007 (accepted, 4 pages).

G. Hamarneh, A. Ward, C. McIntosh, B. Smith, L. Tang, A. Saad, Y. Weldeselassie, and O. Ishaq, "Medical Image Analysis", In TechMed, Vancouver, May 16, 2007.   

O. Ishaq, G. Hamarneh, R. Tam, A. Traboulsee, "Effects of Mid Sagittal Plane Perturbation and Image Interpolation on Corpus Callosum Area Calculation", IEEE Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology (ISSPIT) 2006, pages 197 - 202.
 
O. Ishaq, G. Hamarneh, R. Tam, A. Traboulsee, D. Li, "Effects of mid sagittal plane selection on corpus callosal area", 22nd Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis, 2006.

O. Ishaq, G. Hamarneh, R. Tam, A. Traboulsee, D Li. "Effects of mid sagittal plane selection on corpus callosal area", Multiple Sclerosis (special supplementaty issue of ECTRMS 2006 oral presentations), 12(1):S173, 2006.


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