Welcome to the Brain Lesion (BrainLes) workshop , a satellite event of the International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) on September 14, 2017.
Provide an overview of medical image analysis advances in glioma, multiple sclerosis (MS), stroke and trauma brain injuries (TBI) . We let researchers from the medical image analysis domain meet with radiologists and neurologists, and discuss these diseases and traumas, with the goal of comparing related neuroimaging biomarkers.
Glioma is the most common type of brain tumors. MS is an inflammatory and demyelinating disease. Stroke is the sudden loss of neurologic function caused by an interruption of the blood supply to the brain. Although these are different diseases that affect the brain in different ways, they share apparent similarities across various imaging modalities, such as the strong heterogeneity of the disease's spatial pattern and the complex pathological landscape that complicates their prognosis. Their unpredictable appearance and shape make them challenging to be assessed in multi-modal brain imaging, as even in healthy-appearing brain tissue there are alterations that are often not visible on conventional MRI sequences, and hence they can be confused with each other.