KAW Research Grant: Seeing Organ Function

More recent medical imaging modalities support acquisition of patient-specific functional data embedded in a high-resolution spatial context.

Since the origin of medical imaging, its major focus has been the understanding of anatomical structures. Only more recent medical imaging modalities support getting patient-specific functional data embedded in a high-resolution spatial context. In the project ‘Seeing Organ Function’, the aim is to extend the impact of functional imaging deeply into the simulation domain. More specifically, methods will be developed for the creation of image-driven patient specific organ models. This allows exploratory simulation of organ function that supports medical research on organ function, and in the long-term clinical use of patient specific functional organ models in the diagnostic workflow.

References: 

• C. Lundström, P. Ljung, A. Persson, and A. Ynnerman. (2013) "Uncertainty visualization in medical volume rendering using probabilistic animation." IEEE Transactions on visualization and computer graphics, 13(6):1648-1655.