Integration of structural and functional
information, artifact correction and motion correction in MRI/fMRI
are well-studied topics in the medical imaging community. Emerging
methodologies in MRI design and acquisition may benefit from robust
image registration and processing tools that can efficiently support
clinical utilities of functional as well as anatomical data.
Recently, brain function, cardiac, lung and neonatal MRI have been a
fast growing area of interest in medical imaging.
This tutorial is organized in two parts. The
first half is focused on an overview of the current MRI/fMRI
techniques being utilized on clinical or pre-clinical trial bases.
The second half is focused on the development of the image
registration and processing tools that support and enhance the
clinical applications of MRI technologies. We will emphasize
interaction between MR scientists, engineers and image processing
groups on MRI, fMRI, image distortion, image registration,
accelerated imaging, motion artifacts, magnetic susceptibility
this tutorial are:
• an overview of current
advances in MRI/fMRI for bridging interest of students and
researchers in the field of medical image processing and MR imaging
• an overview of current state of clinical
utilities and technical challenges encountered in clinical or
• a review of the current and
potential image acquisition, registration and processing algorithms
that support and enhance the clinical applications.