Quantitative Morphometry of Fetal Brain Development for Disease Modeling and Diagnosis, funded by Austrian National Bank Anniversary Fund, (2012 - 2014)

Team: Ernst Schwartz, Georg Langs, Eva Dittrich, Roxane Licandro

Partner: Gregor Kasprian, Veronika Schoepf

We are building a spatio-temporal model - an atlas - of healthy fetal brain development from in utero magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data from a large group of individuals, and study specific developmental diseases with help of this model.

Recent Publications:

E. Schwartz, G. Kasprian, A. Jakab, D. Prayer, V. Schöpf, and G. Langs. "Modeling Fetal Cortical Expansion using Graph-Regularized Gompertz Models". in Proceedings of MICCAI 2016, 2016.

R. Licandro, G. Langs, G. Kasprian, R. Sablatnig, D. Prayer, E. Schwartz, “A Longitudinal Diffeomorphic Atlas-Based Tissue Labeling Framework for Fetal Brains using Geodesic Regression“, in Proceedings of CVWW, February 2016.

R. Licandro, G. Langs, G. Kasprian, R. Sablatnig, D. Prayer, E. Schwartz, "Longitudinal Atlas Learning for Fetal Brain Tissue Labeling using Geodesic Regression", in Proceedings of CVPR WiCV, July 2016.

E. Dittrich, T. Riklin-Raviv, G. Kasprian, R. Donner, P. C. Brugger, D. Prayer, G. Langs, "A Spatio-Temporal Latent Atlas for Semi-Supervised Learning of Fetal Brain Segmentations and Morphological Age Estimation", in Medical Image Analysis 14(1), pp.9-21, 2014.

E. Schwartz, A. Jakab, G. Kasprian, L. Zoellei, and G. Langs, "A locally linear method for enforcing temporal smoothness in serial image registration". In Proc. of MICCAI STIA'14. LNCS 8682, 2014.

V. Schöpf, E. Dittrich, V. Berger-Kulemann, G. Kasprian, K. Kollndorfer, D. Prayer. "Advanced MRI techniques of the fetal brain.", Der Radiologe, 2013, 53(2):136-140, 2013.