Dienstag, 2. April 2013

Ethical screening successfully done - project start on 01.05.2013

This blog is part of my Marie Curie Fellowship project: F.A.U.S.T. -- Flexible Application of Uncertainty for Scanning and Tracking. This project is currently in its Grant Agreement phase and will start on 01.05.2013.

F.A.U.S.T will deal with reconstruction of fetal Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) data that are taken directly from the female uterus. MRI is a harmless imaging procedure, which does not use any radiation or other invasive procedures to get the images. However, the fetus is awake and will move around during the images are taken. This is where my colleges and I come into play. We try to reconstruct the fetus in 3D as if it would not move. Furthermore, I'll try to evaluate these steps for their reliability and I will search for methods that allow a doctor to draw conclusions on the reliability of each part of the resulting images.

The data acquired at St. Thomas Hospital London by King's College London and is processed at the Biomedical Image Processing Group at Imperial College London, where I work together with Prof. Daniel Rueckert. My own background is currently still summarized best on my staff page from my former Institute for Computer Graphics and Vision at Graz University of Technology.

I'll try to keep the general public and scientific community up to date with this blog about
  • software developments
  • publications
  • videos and results about the reconstruction process
  • research flops (if a certain direction is not successful ;) )

I'm looking forward to get many interested readers!