MICCAI 2010 Workshop on
Computational Diffusion MRI




Invited Talk I



Chair:   Ching-Po Lin


High angular resolution diffusion-weighted imaging (HARDI): beyond the diffusion tensor model

J-Donald Tournier, Brain Research Institute, Australia

Invited Talk II



Chair:   Daniel Alexander


Validation approaches for diffusion MRI based techniques

Tim Dyrby, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark

Coffee Break


Oral Session I:

Q-space Sampling, Local Diffusion Models, and Microstructure Imaging


Chairs:   Philip Batchelor and Chun-Hung Yeh


Real-time Rician noise applied to real-time HARDI and HYDI

Véronique Brion, Irina Kezele, Olivier Riff, Maxime Descoteaux, Jean-François Mangin, Cyril Poupon, and Fabrice Poupon
NeuroSpin, CEA, France; IFR-49, France; Digiteo, France; Sherbrooke University, Canada

Compressed Sensing for Accelerated EAP Recovery in Diffusion MRI

Sylvain Merlet and Rachid Deriche
INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France

Extrapolating fiber crossings from DTI data. Can we infer similar fiber crossings as in HARDI?

Vesna Prčkovska, Paulo R. Rodrigues, Remco Duits, Bari M. ter Haar Romeny, and Anna Vilanova
Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Inferring Microstructural Properties Using Angular Double Pulsed Gradient Spin Echo NMR in Orientationally Unknown Tissue

Wenjin Zhou , Matt G. Hall, and David H. Laidlaw
Brown University, USA; University College London, UK

Lunch (Posters)


Oral Session II:

Group Analysis and Applications of Diffusion MRI


Chairs:   Paul Yushkevich and Natasha Leporé


Procrustes Analysis for Diffusion Tensor Imaging

Diwei Zhou, Ian Dryden, Alexey Koloydenko, and Li Bai
University of Wolverhampton, UK; University of Nottingham, UK; Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

Genetic Analysis of High Angular Resolution Diffusion Images (HARDI)

Liang Zhan, Alex D. Leow, Neda Jahanshad, Agatha D. Lee , Marina Barysheva, Arthur W. Toga, Katie L. McMahon, Greig I. de Zubicaray, Nicholas G. Martin, Margaret J. Wright, and Paul M. Thompson
University of California, Los Angeles, USA; University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago, USA; Community Psychiatry Associates, USA; University of Queensland, Australia; Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Australia

Invited Talk III



Chair:   Christian Barillot


Pearls and Pitfalls of MR Diffusion in Clinical Neurology

Alberto Bizzi, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Italy

Coffee Break


Oral Session III:

Spatial Normalization and Segmentation


Chairs:   Rachid Deriche and Hui Zhang


Spatial Transformations of High Angular Resolution Diffusion Imaging Data in Q-space

Thijs Dhollander, Wim Van Hecke, Frederik Maes, Stefan Sunaert, and Paul Suetens
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium; University Hospital Antwerp, Belgium

Building an Average Population HARDI Atlas

Sylvain Bouix, Yogesh Rathi, and Mert Sabuncu
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA; Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA

DTI Registration for Atlas Based Fiber Tract Analysis in Infantile Krabbe Disease

Yi Wang, Zhexing Liu, Maria L. Escolar, Michele Poe, Hui Zhang, John H. Gilmore, Eric Maltbie, Casey Goodlett, Guido Gerig, and Martin Styner
Northwestern Polytechnical University, China; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA; University College London, UK; University of Utah, USA

A Combined Label Fusion and Connectivity Based Parcellation Approach for Anatomical Brain Segmentation

Emma C. Robinson, A. David Edwards, and Daniel Rueckert
Imperial College London, UK

Closing Remarks




Characterizing Brain Connectivity Using ε-radial Nodes: Application to Autism Classification

Nagesh Adluru, Moo K. Chung, Andrew L. Alexander, Kim M. Dalton, and Richard J. Davidson
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA

Tract Atrophy in Alzheimer's Disease Measured Using Probabilistic Tractography

Hojjatollah Azadbakht, David Morris, Hamid Haroon, Karl Embleton, Stephen Carter, Brandon Whitcher, J. Snowden and Geoffrey J. M. Parker
University of Manchester, UK; GlaxoSmithKline, UK; Salford Royal NHS Trust, UK

A Variational, Non-Parametric Approach to the Fuzzy Segmentation of Diffusion Tensor Images

Sebastiano Barbieri, Miriam H.A. Bauer, Jan Klein, Christopher Nimsky, and Horst K. Hahn
Universitätsalle 29, Germany; University of Marburg, Germany

The Lateralization of Structure and Function in Aging: A Combined fMRI and DTI Study

Jeffrey T. Duda, Delani Gunawardena, Corey McMillan, Murray Grossman, and James C. Gee
University of Pennsylvania, USA

Determining Infusion Sites for Convection Enhanced Delivery Using Probabilistic Tractography

Hubert M. Fonteijn, Mark Woodhouse, Ed White, Steven S. Gill, and Daniel C. Alexander
University College London, UK; Frenchay Hospital, UK

A Spatial Variation Model of White Matter Microstructure

Gemma L. Morgan, Hui Zhang, Brandon Whitcher, and Daniel C. Alexander
University College London, UK; GlaxoSmithKline, UK

A Multivariate Group-wise Genetic Analysis of White Matter Integrity using Orientation Distribution Function

Natasha Leporé, Caroline Brun, Maxime Descoteaux, Yi-Yu Chou, Greig de Zubicaray, Katie McMahon, Margaret J. Wright, Nicholas G. Martin, James C. Gee, and Paul M. Thompson
University of Southern California, USA; University of Pennsylvania, USA; University of Sherbrooke, Canada; University of Queensland, Australia; Genetic Epidemiology Lab, QIMR, Australia; University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Robust Model-Based Transformation and Averaging of Diffusion Weighted Images - Applied to Diffusion Weighted Atlas Construction

Marc Niethammer, Yundi Shi, Sami Benzaid, Mar Sanchez, Martin Styner
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

A Log-Euclidean Statistical Analysis of DTI Brain Deformations

Andrew Sweet and Xavier Pennec
INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, France

Combinatorial Streamline Tractography Using Constrained Two-Tensor Model

Tong Tong, Wei Liu, Yufeng Huang, Huanqing Feng, and Chuanfu Li
University of Science and Technology of China, China; First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Traditional Medicine College, China