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2018-03-21 16:00:00 /

 

Abstract

In 1895 german physicist Wilhelm Röntgen created the first and most famous radiography using x-ray radiation which was unknown at the time. From his systematic study of this new radiation it was cunned the x-ray or "X-rays" (signifying an unknown quantity) though many others referred to these as "Röntgen rays". Since then, x-ray sources have evolved to the point where we can create very bright x-rays from particle accelerators and speed up the use of new techniques that would require immense time to image with lab source x-rays. For biology one of the most common techniques using x-ray is synchrotron X-ray tomographic microscopy (SRXTM). This technique allows for detailed three dimensional revelation of a range of objects with varying spatial resolution. This technique was mainly used in cases where the objects and the surrounding tissues have different densities, like bone and soft tissues but recent tissue preparation techniques stained this piece of tissue with heavy metals without destroying their structure. The last part of this presentation will show how to use SRXTM to probe the cell morphology, blood vessels, dentrites and mielinated axons over whole mouse brains and the prospects to do humans brains.

2017-12-12 16:00:00 /

 

Abstract

Recent advances have allowed the hardware integration of positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Though PET has many advantages, including quantitatively assessing in vivo biological processes, its accuracy is confounded by several factors while exposing the subject to ionizing radiation. For example, attenuation correction is required to account for the interactions of the annihilation photons in the subject; motion correction is needed to minimize image degradation due to subject movements; partial volume effects correction is required due to the relatively limited spatial resolution. However, the spatiotemporally-correlated MRI data can be utilized to improve the PET scanner performance. Out of numerous potential applications, this talk will focus on dementia as MRI and PET are widely used and provide complementary information in the assessment of these patients. Equally important, dementia is a great test situation for these methodological developments because the confounding factors mentioned above are especially pronounced in this patient population. In the first part of this talk, a unified protocol to address these limitations will be introduced. Specifically, methods to derive head attenuation maps from the morphological MR images and the utilization of temporally-correlated MR data for PET motion compensation and spatially-correlated MR data for anatomy-aided reconstruction will be discussed. After applying these tools to data acquired in dementia patients, the PET image quality improved substantially and the group variability in PET measurements was reduced. Finally, with deep neural networks, we propose to use multiple MR images and a noisy, ultra-low-dose amyloid PET image to synthesize a high-quality PET image resembling that acquired with typical injected dose. This technique can potentially increase the utility of hybrid amyloid PET/MR imaging in clinical diagnoses and longitudinal studies.

2017-08-30 16:00:00 / MIC Symposium

BMI 2017

Welcome to the Biomedical Molecular Imaging 2017! We are pleased to have you join us at the beautiful attraction surrounded by gorgeous mountains, Wulai, New Taipei City, Taiwan, and share with us your recent progress in biomedical and molecular imaging.

The conference is the 7th annual symposium of the National Taiwan University Molecular Imaging Center (NTU MIC). This annual symposium has been held since 2011, the establishment of NTU MIC, aiming to create networking opportunities for exchanging research results and to stimulate new ideas. We intend to hold the meeting in a resort area to help participants exchange ideas and form new research topics more effectively.

The speakers invited over the years are almost world-leading scientists in a wide spectrum of disciplines including biomedical imaging, optical imaging, microscopy and spectroscopy.

We would like to thank all of you for your participation and sincerely hope that you will enjoy this three-day-event. We look forward to meeting with you during the meeting to further strengthen our ties for future cooperation.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Abstract Submission Deadline: 2017.09.08 FRI.
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CONFERENCE DATE

2017.11.10 FRI. - 2017.11.12 SUN.

CONFERENCE VENUE

DAILEI RESORT 達利溫泉渡假會館
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233新北市烏來區環山路 156 號
No.156, Huanshan Rd., Wulai Dist., New Taipei City 233, Taiwan

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2017-08-02 16:00:00 / Molecular Imaging Seminar

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