------ Image Display, Enhancement, and Analysis (IDEA) Group

UNC IDEA group consists of the IDEA Lab in the Department of Radiology and the Image Analysis Core Lab in the Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC). The IDEA lab is devoted to the development of novel image analysis methods and tools, and their applications to various clinical research and trials. The developed methods include deformable registration (HAMMER), deformable segmentation (AFDM), and multivariate pattern classification algorithms. These methods have been applied to various studies on brain diseases and development (including MCI, AD, Schizophrenia, and Neonate Development Study), heart, breast cancer, and prostate cancer. The image analysis core in BRIC supports the image storage and analysis needs of scientists in UNC. It also provides services for brain structural and functional analysis, small animal imaging analysis, visualization, and others.

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New Papers:

  1. "Uncertainty Estimation in Diffusion MRI Using The Non-Local Bootstrap”, accepted for IEEE Trans. On Medical Imaging, 2014. [Pew-Thian Yap, Hongyu An, Yasheng Chen, Dinggang Shen]
  2. "Multi-task Linear Programming Discriminant Analysis for the Identification of Progressive MCI Individuals," accepted for PLOS ONE, 2014. [Guan Yu , Yufeng Liu, Kim-Han Thung, Baiguo An, Dinggang Shen]
  3. "Multi-Atlas based Representations for Alzheimer's Disease Diagnosis”, accepted for Human Brain Mapping, 2014. [Rui Min, Guorong Wu, Jian Cheng, Qian Wang, Dinggang Shen]
  4. "Neonatal Atlas Construction Using Sparse Representation”, accepted for Human Brain Mapping, 2014. [Feng Shi, Li Wang, Guorong Wu, Gang Li, John H. Gilmore, Weili Lin, Dinggang Shen]
  5. "Automated Bone Segmentation from Dental CBCT images using Patch-based Sparse Representation and Convex Optimization”, accepted for Medical Physics, 2014. [Li Wang, Ken Chung Chen, Yaozong Gao, Feng Shi, Shu Liao, Gang Li, Steve GF Shen, Jin Yan, Philip K.M. Lee, Ben Chow, Nancy X. Liu,e, James J. Xia, Dinggang Shen]