Image Analysis of the Developing Brain

Pim Moeskops, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Ivana Isgum, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands
Josien Pluim, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands 


  1. Colin Studholme, University of Washington, USA
  2. Serena Counsell, King’s College London, UK
  3. Terrie Inder, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, USA


Imaging of the brain during early development is important to assess (impaired) neurodevelopement. Careful monitoring of brain development is especially important in preterm born children, where development is vulnerable because of the extra uterine conditions. This makes comparison with healthy foetal development of great interest as well.

The tools to assess brain development are abundant: Ultrasound, anatomical MRI, diffusion MRI, functional MRI, etc. Each of these tools come with specific challenges in terms of (automated) analysis. In addition, image analysis is difficult because of the rapidly developing anatomy during this period of time. This makes the development of image analysis techniques in the context of brain development very important and a relevant problem for the community.

This session aims to cover the spectrum from image reconstruction to image analysis to clinical application, in order to connect researchers working in different domains.

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