A new paper entitled Micro-structure diffusion scalar measures from reduced MRI acquisitions has been published in PLOS ONE. The work is written by member of the LPI (Santiago Aja-Fernández, Rodrigo de Luis-García, Antonio Tristán-Vega) in collaboration with reserachers from AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland (Tomasz Pieciak) and CUBRIC, University of Cardiff, UK Maryam Afzali, Malwina Molendowska). In the work, we propose a method to effectively calculate apparent RTOP, RTPP, and RTAP from single shell diffusion MRI. The method achieves closed-form expressions and a computationally efficient and robust implementation. Methods are implemented in MATLAB and they will be publicly release soon. We can submitted them no upon request. [Link to paper]
A new paper, White matter changes in chronic and episodic migraine: a diffusion tensor imaging study, written by Álvaro Planchuelo-Gómez, Santiago Aja-Fernández and Rodrigo de Luis-García, in colaboration with the Headache Unit and the Deparment of Radiology of the Clinical Hospital of Valladolid, has been published in the Journal of Headache and Pain. In this article, global white matter differences between chronic and episodic migraine have been found for the first time using Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) measures and Tract-Based Spatial Statistics (TBSS). Our findings suggest axonal integrity impairment in the first months of chronic migraine, with respect to episodic migraine, and a posterior set of maladaptive white matter plastic changes in chronic migraine.
Álvaro Planchuelo-Gómez and Dr. David García-Azorín, from the Headache Unit of the Clinical Hospital of Valladolid, have been interviewed by the International Headache Society. Following the article Structural connectivity alterations in chronic and episodic migraine: A diffusion magnetic resonance imaging connectomics study, they talked about the main findings of the article, future lines of research, implications for migraine patients and research communities interested in the paper.
Elisa Moya-Sáez and Álvaro Planchuelo-Gómez took part in the 2019 edition of the 3MT (Three Minute Thesis) competition organized by the University of Valladolid. They summarized their research projects in a three-minute presentation, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
Elena Martín-González has been awarded the prize “José María Ferrero Corral” in the 37th Conference of the Spanish Society of Biomedical Engineering (CASEIB2019), held in Santander (Spain) between the 27th and 29th of November, for the communication “Groupwise Deep Learning-based Approach for Motion Compensation. Application to Compressed Sensing 2D Cardiac Cine MRI Reconstruction”.
The LPI has been awarded the prize "Friend of Radiology" by the Radiological Society of Spain (SERAM). The ceremony in which prizes were given was celebrated on the the "Day of Radiology" in Madrid.
The society awards with this prize those non-radiologists who have a remarkable activity in promoting radiology by any means. In our case, we have steady collaboration with the society to promote ICT in the field of Radiology.
El LPI ofrece un contrato de investigación doctoral vinculado a un proyecto de investigación de la convocatoria Retos de la Sociedad 2019. La oferta corresponde con un contrato FPI predoctoral, convocatoria 2019: [Enlace a la convocatoria]
Proyecto RTI2018-094569-B-I00, Resonancia Magnética de Difusión para Medicina Personalizada: del Análisis a la Predicción. Aplicación al Estudio de Migraña. La concesión del contrato está regulada por la convocatoria oficial.
The LPI is recruiting a PhD student to carry out his/her research in the diffusion MRI field. Questions should be directed to Professor Santiago Aja-Fernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The position has been granted by the Spain Science Ministry and it is linked to the research grant entitled "Diffusion magnetic resonance imaging for precision medicine: from analysis to prediction. Application to migraine ". The PhD must be carried out in the University of Valladolid. The position is subject to an official application to the Ministry.
We propose the so-called "Apparent Measures Using Reduced Acquisitions" (AMURA) to drastically reduce the number of samples needed for the estimation of q-space measures such as RTOP, RTAP and RTPP. AMURA avoids the calculation of the whole EAP by assuming the diffusion anisotropy is roughly independent from the radial direction.
Available to download as a preprint ar [bioRxiv]