imec - Vision Lab

Imec-Vision Lab is a research lab of the Department of Physics of the University of Antwerp. Vision Lab's main research area is the development of novel image reconstruction, processing and analysis methods, which are applied in the domain of Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Shape modelling, and Remote Sensing. Since its foundation in 1992, 7 spin-off companies have been founded. Latest spin-off: IcoMetrix.

Tomography

Magn. Reson. Imaging

Shape Modeling

Remote Sensing


“B-Q Minded” is an EU-funded (H2020 MSCA ETN) research project

This project is coordinated by Vision Lab of the University of Antwerp and is aiming to develop breakthroughs for accelerated processing of quantitative MRI scans.

Prof. Jan Sijbers, Head of Vision Lab, explains:“Signal intensities (“contrast”) in conventional, qualitative MRI images are expressed in relative units that are dependent on hardware and software.

While visual inspection of such images by a radiologist is feasible, qualitative MRI complicates quantitative comparisons between successive scans of a patient and certainly also between scans of several patients.


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Research for the improvement of MRI brain scans

Fortunately, advanced quantitative MRI(Q-MRI) methods, where the contrast is directly related to the underlying biophysical characteristics of the brain tissues, exist.

Those quantitative scans have a lot of potential to improve the clinical diagnosis. However, due to the long scan time for Q-MRI, causing discomfort for patients and limiting the throughput, Q-MRI methods have not entered clinical practice yet.

PhD student position in computational imaging: Metrology by advanced X-ray Computed Tomography (f/m)

The Vision Lab, an fun and exciting research group at the University of Antwerp (http://visielab.uantwerpen.be/ ), has an open position for a PhD student to work on developing innovative image reconstruction methods for X-ray Computed Tomography (CT). Tomography is an image reconstruction technique that leans strongly on large-scale numerical mathematics, particularly linear algebra. It has a wide range of applications in medicine (CT-scans), industry (nondestructive testing) and science (3D imaging of nanomaterials).

At the recent ITF 2017 event Vision Lab demonstrated a unique Hololens application in which X-ray imaging was simulated in an industrial environment to inspect products for defects.

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“B-Q Minded” is an EU-funded (H2020 MSCA ETN) research project

This project is coordinated by Vision Lab of the University of Antwerp and is aiming to develop breakthroughs for accelerated processing of quantitative MRI scans.

Prof. Jan Sijbers, Head of Vision Lab, explains:“Signal intensities (“contrast”) in conventional, qualitative MRI images are expressed in relative units that are dependent on hardware and software.

While visual inspection of such images by a radiologist is feasible, qualitative MRI complicates quantitative comparisons between successive scans of a patient and certainly also between scans of several patients.


INTERESTED IN ONE OF THE 15 ESR POSITIONS?
VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.bqminded.eu AND APPLY NOW!


Research for the improvement of MRI brain scans

Fortunately, advanced quantitative MRI(Q-MRI) methods, where the contrast is directly related to the underlying biophysical characteristics of the brain tissues, exist.

Those quantitative scans have a lot of potential to improve the clinical diagnosis. However, due to the long scan time for Q-MRI, causing discomfort for patients and limiting the throughput, Q-MRI methods have not entered clinical practice yet.

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