Pulmonary Image Analysis

Development of novel imaging protocols for and image-related analysis approaches to assessing pulmonary morphology and function in normal lungs and various lung diseases is one of IIBI's strongest focus areas, going back 30+ years of research activity in various laboratories.

Lung image analysis at IIBI:

Hoffman team

  • Advanced Pulmonary Physiomic Imaging Laboratory
    • National Emphysema Treatment Trial (NETT)
    • Severe Asthma Research Program (SARP), MESA-Lung, COPDGene
    • Radiology Center, SubPopulations and InteRemediate Outcome Measures in COPD Study (SPIROMICS)
    • http://www.i-clic.uihc.uiowa.edu/

Reinhardt team

  • Biomedical Imaging Lab (BME)
    • Structural and functional evaluation of the normal and abnormal lung
    • Lung tissue functional assessment to guide radiation therapy
    • Analysis of breathing sounds to predict sputum accumulation during mechanical ventilation
    • Pediatric airway segmentation, measurement, and shape modeling
    • http://spect.ecn.uiowa.edu/

Christensen team

  • Registration
    • Deformable shape models
    • Anatomical atlases

Beichel team

  • Medical Computer Vision & Graphics Lab
    • Quantitative lung  image analysis in 3D  and 4D CT scans
    • Robust model-based segmentation of lungs with disease
    • Quantitative lung image analysis in small animals (imaging cryomicrotome, micro-CT, etc.)
    • Anatomically derived airway models and particle deposition data to facilitate computational toxicology in mice
    • http://user.engineering.uiowa.edu/~rbeichel/
  • Publications
eric-hoffman@uiowa.edu, joe-reinhardt@uiowa.edu, gary-christensen@uiowa.edu, reinhard-beichel@uiowa.edu
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