Program for the Joint National PhD Conference in Medical Imaging and MedViz Conference, 17-18 June 2014

Conference Venue: Grand Terminus Hotel, Bergen, Norway

June 17  
07.30 - 09.00 Registration and coffee. Poster assembly in the poster area
09.00 - 09.15 Welcome: Rector Dag Rune Olsen, UiB
Prof. Arvid Lundervold, UiB, Bergen & Prof. Odd Helge Gilja, UiB/HUS, Bergen
Session I: Image and signal processing
Chairs: Xue-Cheng Tai & Dag Magne Ulvang
09.15 - 09.45 Bradley Erickson, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA: Using Big Data and Machine Learning to Find Relationships between MRI and Genomics in Brain Tumors
09.45 - 10.30 Oral presentations by PhD candidates

Jacek Blumenfeld, Lodz/UiB, Bergen: Skull segmentation in 3-D CT head images – use of atlases for improvement of accuracy.

Erik Hanson, UiB, Bergen: Poroelastic regularization of image registration

Solomon Tesfamicael, NTNU, Trondheim: Clustered Compressive Sensing in Medical Imaging using Bayesian framework.
Tomasz Wozniak, Lodz/UiB, Bergen: Biomedical images segmentation based on Chan-Vese level-set approach
10.30 - 11.00 João Manuel R. S. Tavares, University of Porto, Portugal: Biomedical Image Analysis based on Computational Registration Methods
11.00 - 11.15 Coffee & tea
Session II: Visualization & Modelling
Chairs: Helwig Hauser & Knut Matre
11.15 - 11.45 Bernhard Preim, University of Magdeburg, Germany: Visual Analytics of Image-Centric Cohort Studies in Epidemiology
11.45 - 12.30 Oral presentations by PhD candidates

Jørn Bersvendsen, UiO, Oslo: Statistical shape model of the right ventricle for segmentation in 4D echocardiography                              Lars Hofsøy Breivik, UiO, Oslo: Multiscale Nonlocal Means method for Ultrasound despeckling

Naiad Hossain Khan, NTNU, Trondheim: Automatic measurement of biparietal diameter with a portable ultrasound device

Torstein Yddal, UiB, Bergen: Ultrasound transducers with an optical window
12.30 - 13.00 Steven Sourbron, Leeds Institute of Genetics, Health and Therapeutics, England: Tracer-kinetic modelling in renal MRI
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
Session III: Posters
Chairs: Cecilie Brekke Rygh & Hanne Lehn
14.00 - 14.45 Speed poster presentations (1 minute each, 30 sec to change speaker)
14.45 - 15.30 Poster discussion, coffee & tea
Session IV: Preclinical imaging
Chairs: Arvid Lundervold & Ragnar Nortvedt
15.30 - 16.00 Emmet Mc Cormack, UiB, Bergen: Preclinical Imaging of Cancer
16.00 - 16.45 Oral presentations by PhD candidates

Jane Cebula, NTNU, Trondheim: Evaluation of the novel SPIO GEH121333 for monitoring changes in tumor vascularity and vascular permeability after antiangiogenic treatment using MRI
Morteza Esmaeili, NTNU, Trondheim: Post-exercise impacts on energy metabolism of heart failure rats
Sveinung Fjær, UiB, Bergen: Magnetization transfer ratio (MTR) increased unexpectedly in EAE induced mice.

Alexandr Kristian, UiO, Oslo: Use of dynamic 2-[18F]-fluoroethyl-choline PET for evaluation of choline metabolism in breast carcinoma xenografts
16.45 - 17.15 Rune Sundset, UiT– The Arctic University of Norway: Preclinical PET imaging in Tromsø – research facilities and course opportunities
18.00 - 22.00 Sailing with Statsraad Lehmkuhl and Conference Dinner on board
June 18  
Session V: Biomedical and molecular imaging
Chairs: Bjørn Tore Gjertsen & Stefan Bruckner
09.00 - 09.30 Atle Bjørnerud, UiO, Oslo: Magnetic Resonance based perfusion imaging of the brain
09.30 - 10.30 Oral presentations by PhD candidates

Kai Beckwith, NTNU, Trondheim: SU-8 nanopillars: A flexible system for investigating cell response and function on nanostructured surfaces

Ravinea Manotheepan, UiO, Oslo: Exercise training reduces CaMKII-dependent phosphorylation of the cardiac ryanodine receptor and arrhythmogenic SR Ca2+ leak in mice with mutant cardiac ryanodine receptor 2

Maria Omsland, UiB, Bergen: Cell-to-cell communication in acute myeloid leukemia by tunnelling nanotubes

Marianne Ruud, UiO, Oslo: Stretch-induced modulation of cardiomyocyte Ca2+ homeostasis, signaling, and structure

Endre Stigen, UiB, Bergen: Optimization of NTR reporter genes for preclinical and GDEPT imaging
10.30 - 11.00 Catharina de Lange Davies, NTNU; Trondheim: US-mediated delivery of nanoparticles to tumor tissue
11.00 - 11.15 Coffee & tea
Session VI: Clinical imaging
Chairs: Odd Helge Gilja & Jarle Rørvik
11.15 - 11.45 Christoph Dietrich, Caritas Krankenhaus Bad Mergentheim, Germany: CEUS quantification in clinical practice
11.45 - 12.30 Oral presentations by PhD candidates
Trond Engjom, UiB, Bergen: Contrast enhanced ultrasound of the pancreas show impaired perfusion in pancreas insufficient cystic fibrosis patients
Judit Haasz, UiB, Bergen: Longitudinal changes in visual working memory performance and frontoparietal intrinsic connectivity network synchronization after non-cortical stroke

Kam Sripada, NTNU, Trondheim: Multimodal MRI analysis of brain structure and connectivity in young adults born preterm with very low birth weight: Visual-motor function in early adulthood

Jose R. Teruel, NTNU, Trondheim: High Order Diffusion Tensor Imaging for Breast Cancer Differentiation
12.30 - 13.00 Ingfrid Haldorsen, HUH/UiB: Functional imaging for individualized cancer treatment
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
Session VII: Posters
14.00 - 14.45 Poster discussion, coffee & tea
14.45 - 15.30 Panel for discussion: Your experience with cross-disciplinary research
Bernhard Preim, Odd Helge Gilja and two PhD candidates / post docs
15.30 - 15.50 Awards for the best pictures, PhD posters and PhD presentations
15.50 - 16.00 Conclusive remarks by Ragnar Nortvedt, MedViz