Workshop on Diffusion MRI in Traumatic Brain Injury: Software Tools and International Shared Data Repository, June 26 2013
The workshop provided a platform for researchers from multiple disciplines to engage in a discussion on the challenges and potential of diffusion MRI software tools for evaluation of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). TBI is a major cause of death and disability globally and is considered a serious public health problem.
The international research community recognizes the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration to develop better diagnostic tools and treatments for traumatic brain injury (TBI). Informatics standardization of data elements and tools are sought together with the development of a shared data repository. An International Initiative for TBI Research (InTBIR) has been established and national efforts, such as the Federal Interagency Traumatic Brain Injury Research (FITBIR) informatics system in the USA, have been initiated.
The workshop includes presentations by experts with discussion of the challenges and opportunities by sponsors, computer scientists, biomedical engineers and medical physicists who develop and apply diffusion MRI software tools.
Imaging biomarkers for early diagnosis of traumatic brain injury
Lyubomir Zagorchev, Philips Research, Briarcliff Manor, New York, (USA)
Further Reading: Personal Webpage Imaging of Traumatic Brain Injury (PDF) Evaluation of TBI Patients using a shape-constrained deformable model, 2011 Manual Annotation, 3D Shape reconstruction and TBI analysis, 2011
Federal Interagency Traumatic Brain Injury Research (FITBIR) informatics system – a Platform for International Collaboration
Ramona Hicks, NIH – National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, Maryland (USA)
Panel Discussion – International cooperation on software tools development and testing using shared data repository – Moving the technology from the laboratory to the clinic