Center for Integrative Biomedical Computing

DT-MRI: Acquisition to Application Workshop 2003

October 19th  /  At IEEE Visualization 2003  /  Seattle, Washington


Diffusion tensor MRI visualization is a growing field of research. The scanners are collecting better data all the time, and doctors and scientists are constantly discovering new applications for this data. However, unlike scalar and vector data, high-dimensional tensors are not always intuitive to visualize. When devising new strategies for DT-MRI visualization, it is important to understand both what exactly it is that is being measured and what insights the doctors and scientists are hoping to gain from the data.

Our workshop will be led by two organizers and 8 experts who work with diffusion tensor data. These experts include MR physicists who develop these sequences and acquire the data, visualization experts who have developed the most frequently used methods for investigating DT-MRI data, and a radiologist and a scientist who are using DT-MRI data in their day-to-day diagnoses and research.

Participants will learn a little bit about everything related to DT-MRI, including the experts' current research areas and the directions that they see as most promising; and they will have the opportunity to participate in mediated discussions on these topics.

Workshop Chairs:

Leonid Zhukov, California Institute of Technology

David Weinstein, University of Utah


1. David Weinstein (intro) - Utah

2. Peter Basser - NIH

3. Andy Alexander - Wisconsin

4. Ed Hsu - Duke

5. Gordon Kindlmann - Utah

6. David Laidlaw - Brown

7. Leonid Zhukov - Brown

8. Carl-Fredrik Westin - Harvard

9. Jay Tsuruda - Utah