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]
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.
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.
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.
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 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: https://thejournalofheadacheandpain.biomedcentral.com/author-question-answer
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.
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.
The LPI, in collaboration with the Headache Units of Hospital Universitario de la Princesa (Madrid), Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valladolid and Hospital Clínico Universitario Lozano Blesa (Zaragoza), has contributed to the assessment of the clinical course of migraine during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Approximately half of the migraine patients who participated in the study reported worsening of their usual pain during the COVID-19 lockdown. The emotional impact of the lockdown and changes in the migraine triggers worsened the clinical course of migraine.
The article is available here (Open Access): https://academic.oup.com/painmedicine/advance-article/doi/10.1093/pm/pnaa449/6154429