Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

International Initiatives

INRIA Associate Teams

  • Title: Objective Medical Image Methods Evaluation for Neurological and Neurosurgical Procedures

  • INRIA principal investigator: Christian Barillot

  • International Partner:

    • Institution: McGill University (Canada)

    • Laboratory: Montreal Neurological Institute

  • Duration: 2006 - 2011

  • See also: https://www.irisa.fr/visages/collaborations/neuromime

  • The goal of this INRIA associated team is to combine the respective research efforts we have recently conducted between the VisAGeS and IPL teams, and thus benefit from the resulting cross-fertilization in order to prolong the efforts which just start to give significant deliverables. We aim at addressing specific aspects of medical image processing for the purpose of neurological disease analysis and their treatment through surgery. Both teams have now significant experience in developing together research tools or experimental framework aiming at:

    • improving neurosurgical practice through pre-operative planning, intra-operative guidance and imaging of brain deformations through the establishment of image processing workflows and validation benchmarks;

    • improving neurological exploitation of the spatio-temporal and multiparametric MRI data produced in the context of multiple sclerosis and more specifically focal MS-lesions.

Visits of International Scientists

  • Prof. Charles Guttmann, Director of the Center for Neurological Imaging at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Assistant Professor in Radiology at Harvard Medical School. Dec. 15-16, 2011.

  • Dr. Alexander Hammers, Chair of Excellence in Functional Neuroimaging at the Neurodis Foundation in Lyon, France, Visiting/Honorary Reader at Imperial College London and at the Institute of Neurology, UCL, London. Oct 19-20, 2011.

  • Dr. Xiaojun Chen, Laureate of the France Talent Innovation, Associate Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Aug 28th, 2011.

  • Prof. Daniel RUECKERT, Professor of Visual Information Processing and head of the Biomedical Image Analysis group, Department of Computing, Imperial College London, UK. Jan 31st, 2011.

  • Dr. Bertrand Thirion, Head of the Parietal project Team, Inria Saclay, Neurospin/CEA. Jan 31st, 2011.