Researchers of LPI create 'synthetic' images that could improve the diagnosis of malignant brain tumours

[13 Jun 2022]

Artificial Intelligence has enabled two pre-doctoral researchers at the University of Valladolid, Rafael Navarro and Elisa Moya, to generate synthetic images that can be used in combination with those adquired in an MRI scaner in a radiomic system for survival prediction of patients with glioblastoma.

MICCAI 2022 Challenge (Quad22)

[28 Mar 2022]

The LPi is organizing an official Challenge inside MICCAI 2022: "Quality augmentation in diffusion MRI for clinical studies: Validation in migraine" (QuaD22). The challenge seeks to answer the question: “Are we losing relevant quantitative clinical information when generating high-quality images with artificial intelligence techniques?” More information in the official webpage [here]

Q&A for MRM Hightlights

[14 Mar 2022]

Santiago Aja and Antonio Tristán have been interviewed for MRM Highlights about their paper entitled “Accurate free-water estimation in white matter from fast diffusion MRI acquisitions”, whoch has been selected pick of the month (January 2022).  Editor claims that "[they] chose this paper because the authors demonstrated exemplary reproducible research practices; in particular, in the context of a larger software tool that they developed and manage (dMRI-Lab), they shared tools developed as part of this work." Complete interview is available here.

3D mapping of post-infarction scarring increases the prognostic potential of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging

[01 Oct 2021]

A multidisciplinary team of scientists based at the Universidad de Valladolid and the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) has developed a highly efficient method for identifying the 3-dimensional features of the scar tissue formed after a myocardial infarction.

Award #HiloTesis

[16 Jun 2021]

The LPI member Elisa Moya-Sáez has been awarded the local prize of the University of Valladolid in the I Edition of the "#HiloTesis" competition. The objective of this competition is to expose a summary of the doctoral thesis through a Twitter thread in a maximum of 20 tweets. The language used should be clear and attractive for the general audience.

A new doctor among us

[11 Jun 2021]

On June 1st, 2021, Dr. Álvaro Planchuelo-Gómez passed his PhD with flying colors. The dissertation is entitled A multimodal analysis of Magnetic Resonance Imaging for the study of brain abnormalities in migraine: gray matter morphometry, white matter integrity and structural connectivity.

PhD Thesis Defense

[07 May 2021]

On the 15th April 2021, Susana Merino Caviedes defended her PhD Thesis, entitled "Contribución a técnicas de procesado de imagen relacionadas con ecuaciones en derivadas parciales para la ayuda al diagnóstico de cardiopatías mediante resonancia magnética de realce tardío". It got the qualification of "Sobresaliente Cum Laude"

Springer interviews LPI

[03 May 2021]

Springer and The Journal of Headache and Pain have interviewed PhD Student Álvaro Planchuelo-Gómez and members of the Headache Unit of the Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valladolid. In this interview, the findings of the article White matter changes in chronic and episodic migraine: a diffusion tensor imaging study are summarized. Moreover, the implication of the findings and some future research lines are outlined. Link to the interview:

LPI in #HiloTesis competition

[29 Apr 2021]

PhD Students Elisa Moya-Sáez and Álvaro Planchuelo-Gómez took part in the I Edition of the "#HiloTesis" competition. The objective of this competition is to expose a summary of the doctoral thesis through a Twitter thread in 20 or less tweets using a clear and atractive language for the general audience. Elisa's thread is focused on the application of Artificial Intelligence to generate MRI data in order to reduce the acquisition time. Álvaro's thread is focused on the analysis of MRI data from diverse modalities to characterize the structural properties of the brain of patients with migraine. The threads in Spanish are available in the body of this article.

Welcome to a new Doctor

[24 Mar 2021]

Dr Oscar Peña passed yesterday his PhD with flying colours (despite some connection issues). The Thesis dissertation is entitled “Optimized acquisition and estimation techniques in diffusion MRI for quantitative imaging”. Thanks so much to the external examiners and welcome Oscar to the dark side of the post-PhD life.