Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a biomedical imaging technique used to visualize detailed internal structures. The Quantitative MRI group of the Vision Lab develops novel reconstruction, processing and analysis algorithms to process anatomical, functional or diffusion-weighted MRI data. These methods rely on profound knowledge of the MR imaging principles. The core competence of the group is quantitative, statistical parameter estimation, which is the basis for developing novel techniques for image reconstruction, image denoising, higher order diffusion parameter estimation (DTI, DKI, ...), and fiber tractography.

Journal publications


J. Sijbers, A J. den Dekker, E. Raman, and D. Van Dyck, "Parameter estimation from magnitude MR images", International Journal of Imaging Systems and Technology, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 109-114, 1999. Download full paper (356.36 KB)
J. Sijbers, A J. den Dekker, M. Verhoye, A. Van Der Linden, and D. Van Dyck, "Adaptive anisotropic noise filtering for magnitude MR data", Magnetic Resonance Imaging, vol. 17, no. 10, pp. 1533-1539, 1999. Download full paper (366 KB)


M. Verhoye, A. Van Der Linden, J. Van Audekerke, J. Sijbers, M. Eens, and J. Balthazart, "Imaging birds in a bird cage: in-vivo FSE 3D MRI of bird brain", MAGMA: Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology and Medicine, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 22-27, August, 1998. Download full paper (150.1 KB)
J. Sijbers, A J. den Dekker, J. Van Audekerke, M. Verhoye, and D. Van Dyck, "Estimation of the noise in magnitude MR images", Magnetic Resonance Imaging, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 87-90, 1998. Download full paper (127.25 KB)
J. Sijbers, A J. den Dekker, P. Scheunders, and D. Van Dyck, "Maximum Likelihood estimation of Rician distribution parameters", IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 357-361, 1998. Download paper (156 KB)