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13:00 - 14:00 14 December 2011
Very preterm birth and MR imaging biomarkers of developmental outcome
Room 2.14 Malet Place Engineering Building |
Speaker information: Andrew Melbourne. Host: CMIC Seminar. Abstract: Advances in neonatal care have improved the survival of infants born prematurely, although these infants remain at increased risk of adverse neurodevelopmental outcome. The measurement of white matter structure and features of the cortical surface can help define biomarkers that predict this risk. The measurement of these structures relies upon accurate automated segmentation and surface extraction routines, but these are often confounded by neonatal-specific imaging difficulties. I will present the results of our own neonatal image segmentation and cortical surface algorithms applied to a cohort of over one hundred infants and compare the results against extensive manual segmentation of normal and pathological cases.
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