Tau-PET imaging and subregional atrophy in medial temporal lobe

We recently examined potential relationship between tau protein uptake in medial temporal lobe (MTL) and volumetric measures of MTL subregions in a small dataset of Alzheimer’s disease patients. Since tau protein accumulates in MTL in a characteristic spatiotempoal pattern as … Continue reading

Important milestone for the Penn ex vivo atlas of the human hippocampus formation

Labeling of hippocampal subfields in an ex vivo MRI scan on the basis of micro-anatomical features derived from histology.  Boundaries drawn in histology space are mapped into the MRI space after histology-MRI registration, and volumetric labeling of hippocampal subfields is performed in MRI space.

Daniel Adler’s MICCAI 2016 paper “Probabilistic atlas of the human hippocampus combining ex vivo MRI and histology” describes substantial progress on building a comprehensive atlas of the human hippocampus that combines ultra-high resolution ex vivo MRI and serial histological imaging. … Continue reading

Sparse Dimensionality Reduction for Medical Imaging

The complex and high-dimensional nature of medical images makes them difficult to incorporate into traditional linear model-based statistical analysis.  One way of simplifying analysis of medical images is to use a dimensionality reduction technique.  We designed a dimensionality reduction technique … Continue reading