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Software development of digital MRI brain phantom
Contact person: Marco Comerci, marco.comerciibb.cnr.it


Description ▼
This activity comprises the development and tuning of a software tool that can produce digital MRI brain phantoms, which simulate relaxation rate distributions of real target studies.
Digital brain phantoms are needed to assess the performance of segmentation methods, providing a gold standard, against which compare the segmentation produced by the softwares.
The phantom is composed of 17 tissue compartment and an optional abnormal white matter compartment, simulating MS lesions.
The software has four head models, two normal volunteers and two MS models. Currently the software allow to manually specify the mean signal intensities of the compartments, orientation, position, noise and other parameters or derive them from a target study, segmented automatically by our segmentation software, optionally warping the phantom to the target study.
Four sample phantoms, one for each model, and the custom phantoms are available for download at this link.

Actors ▼
Marco Comerci, marco.comerciibb.cnr.it
Bruno Alfano, bruno.alfanoibb.cnr.it
Anna Prinster, anna.prinsteribb.cnr.it

Keywords ▼
Mri, segmentation, relaxometry, phantom, quantitative magnetic color imaging, multiparametric,

Research Areas ▼
Quantitative Imaging

Figures ▼

Physical model: R1 and compartments


Selected Papers ▼
QMCI:Alfano BBrunetti A, Arpaia M, Ciarmiello A, Covelli EM, Salvatore M, J Magn Reson Imaging, 1995 Mar-Apr;5 (2):217-225Alfano BBrunetti A, Ciarmiello A, Salvatore M, J Comput Assist Tomogr, 1992 Jul-Aug;16 (4):634-640

Segmentation:
Alfano BBrunetti ALarobina MQuarantelli MTedeschi E, Ciarmiello A, Covelli EM, Salvatore M, J Magn Reson Imaging, 2000 Dec;12 (6):799-807Alfano BQuarantelli MBrunetti ALarobina M, Covelli EM, Tedeschi ESalvatore M, Magn Reson Med, 1998 Mar;39 (3):497-499Alfano BBrunetti A, Covelli EM, Quarantelli MPanico M, Ciarmiello A, Salvatore M, Magn Reson Med, 1997 Jan;37 (1):84-93

Phantom:
Alfano BComerci MLarobina MPrinster A, Hornak JP, Selvan SE, Amato U, Quarantelli M, Tedeschi G, Brunetti ASalvatore M, Med Image Anal, 2011 Jun;15 (3):329-339

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* Grey: white matter ratio at diagnosis and the risk of 10-year multiple sclerosis progression (25 views)
Moccia M, Quarantelli M, Lanzillo R, Cocozza S, Carotenuto A, Carotenuto B, Alfano B, Prinster A, Triassi M, Nardone A, Palladino R, Brunetti A, Brescia Morra V
Eur J Neurol (ISSN: 1468-1331electronic, 1351-5101linking), 2017 Jan; 24(1): 195-204.

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* Assessment of an automated vein segmentation algorithm for MRI brain acquisitions at different field strengths (60 views) (PDF 32 views)
Monti S, Borrelli P, Cocozza S, Straub S, Ladd ME, Salvatore M, Mancini M, Tedeschi E, Palma G
6th Annual Meeting Of The International Society For Neurovascular Disease, 2016 Apr; N/D: N/D-N/D.

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* Multi-parametric algorithm for the automated segmentation of brain vein (61 views) (PDF 39 views)
Monti S, Borrelli P, Cocozza S, Salvatore M, Mancini M, Tedeschi E, Palma G
6th Annual Meeting Of The International Society For Neurovascular Disease, 2016 Apr; N/D: N/D-N/D.

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* Diffusion volume (DV) measurement in endometrial and cervical cancer: A new MRI parameter in the evaluation of the tumor grading and the risk classification (395 views) (PDF 71 views)
Mainenti PP, Pizzuti LM, Segreto S, Comerci M, Fronzo SD, Romano F, Crisci V, Smaldone M, Laccetti E, Storto G, Alfano B, Maurea S, Salvatore M, Pace L
Eur J Radiol (ISSN: 0720-048x, 1872-7727electronic), 2016 Jan; 85(1): 113-124.

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* Cerebral Involvement in Stargardt's Disease: A VBM and TBSS Study (65 views)
Gaia O, Melillo P, Sirio C, D'Alterio FM, Prinster A, Testa F, Brunetti A, Simonelli F, Quarantelli M
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci (ISSN: 1552-5783electronic, 0146-0404linking), 2015 Nov; 56(12): 7388-7397.

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* A multiparametric and multiscale approach to automated segmentation of brain veins (71 views) (PDF 76 views)
Monti S, Palma G, Borrelli P, Tedeschi E, Cocozza S, Salvatore M, Mancini M
Proceedings Of Engineering In Medicine And Biology Society, 2015; N/D: 3041-3044.

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* MULTIPARAMETRIC AUTOMATED SEGMENTATION OF BRAIN VEINS (98 views)
Monti S, Palma G, Tedeschi E, Borrelli P, Cocozza S, Salvatore M, Mancini M
Veins And Lymphatics (ISSN: 2279-7483), 2015; 4(s1): 13-13.

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* Evaluation of supervised methods for the classification of major tissues and subcortical structures in multispectral brain magnetic resonance images (119 views) (PDF 68 views)
Murino L, Granata D, Carfora MF, Selvan SE, Alfano B, Amato U, Larobina M
Comput Med Imaging Graph Elsevier Ltd (ISSN: 0895-6111, 1879-0771), 2014 Jul; 38(5): 337-347.

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* Clinical And Magnetic Resonance Imaging Predictors Of Disease Progression In Multiple Sclerosis: A Nine-Year Follow-Up Study (105 views) (PDF 72 views)
Lavorgna L, Bonavita S, Ippolito D, Lanzillo R, Salemi G, Patti F, Valentino P, Coniglio G, Buccafusca M, Paolicelli D, D'Ambrosio A, Bresciamorra V, Savettieri G, Zappia M, Alfano B, Gallo A, Simone I, Tedeschi G
Mult Scler (ISSN: 1352-4585, 1352-2458, 1477-0970), 2014 Feb; 20(2): 220-226.

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* Semiautomatic regional segmentation to measure orbital fat volumes in thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy. A validation study (102 views) (PDF 88 views)
Comerci M, Elefante A, Strianese D, Senese R, Bonavolonta P, Alfano B, Bonavolonta B, Brunetti A
Neuroradiol J (ISSN: 1971-4009, 1971-4009print, 1971-4009linking), 2013 Aug; 26(4): 373-379.

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* An MRI digital brain phantom for validation of segmentation methods (101 views) (PDF 274 views)
Alfano B, Comerci M, Larobina M, Prinster A, Hornak JP, Selvan SE, Amato U, Quarantelli M, Tedeschi G, Brunetti A, Salvatore M
Med Image Anal (ISSN: 1361-8415, 1361-8423, 1361-8415linking), 2011 Jun; 15(3): 329-339.

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* A Computer Vision Approach to Micro-Nucleus automatic detection and surface measurements (104 views)
Ceccarelli M, Speranza A, Grimaldi D, Lamonaca F
Vols 1 3i2mtc, 2010 Sep 10; 59(9): 2383-2390.

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* Correlation between fatigue and brain atrophy and lesion load in multiple sclerosis patients independent of disability (95 views) (PDF 64 views)
Tedeschi G, Dinacci D, Lavorgna L, Prinster A, Savettieri G, Quattrone A, Livrea P, Messina C, Reggio A, Servillo G, Bresciamorra V, Orefice G, Paciello M, Brunetti A, Paolillo A, Coniglio G, Bonavita S, Di Costanzo A, Bellacosa A, Valentino P, Quarantelli M, Patti F, Salemi G, Cammarata E, Simone I, Salvatore M, Bonavita V, Alfano B
J Neurol Sci (ISSN: 0022-510x), 2007 Dec 15; 263(1-2): 15-19.

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* An ontology approach for classification of abnormal white matter in patients with Multiple Sclerosis (97 views) (PDF 86 views)
Alfano B, Brunetti A, De Pietro G, Esposito A
Lecture Notes In Computer Science (ISSN: 0302-9743, 0302-974335404636319783540463634, 0302-974335402975459783540297543), 2007; 4799LNCS: 389-402.

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* An ontology-based technique for validation of MRI brain segmentation methods (99 views) (PDF 72 views)
Alfano B, Comerci M, De Pietro G, Esposito A
Lecture Notes In Computer Science (ISSN: 0302-9743, 0302-974335404636319783540463634, 0302-974335402975459783540297543), 2007; 4805LNCS(PART1): 566-575.

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* Modifications of brain tissue volumes in facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (124 views)
Quarantelli M, Lanzillo R, Del Vecchio W, Mollica C, Prinster A, Iadicicco L, Iodice V, Santoro L, Salvatore M
Neuroimage (ISSN: 1053-8119, 1053-8119linking), 2006 Sep; 32(3): 1237-1242.

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* Mapping The Relative Contribution Of Gray Matter Activity Versus Volume In Brain Pet. A New Approach (90 views) (PDF 70 views)
Berkouk K, Quarantelli M, Prinster A, Landeau B, Alfano B, Baron JC
J Neuroimaging (ISSN: 1051-2284), 2006 Jul; 16(3): 224-235.

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* Brain atrophy and lesion load in a large population of patients with multiple sclerosis (97 views) (PDF 89 views)
Tedeschi G, Lavorgna L, Russo P, Prinster A, Dinacci D, Savettieri G, Quattrone A, Livrea P, Messina C, Reggio A, Bresciamorra V, Orefice G, Paciello M, Brunetti A, Coniglio G, Bonavita S, Di Costanzo A, Bellacosa A, Valentino P, Quarantelli M, Patti F, Salemi G, Cammarata E, Simone IL, Salvatore M, Bonavita V, Alfano B
Neurology (ISSN: 0028-3878, 1526-632x), 2005 Jul 26; 65(2): 280-285.

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* Automated brain MR segmentation in a large MS population (90 views)
Tedeschi G, Dinacci D, Lavorgna L, Bonavita V, Livrea P, Quattrone A, Messina C, Savettieri G, Paciello M, Reggio A, Brunetti A, Russo P, Alfano B
Neurology (ISSN: 0028-3878, 1526-632x), 2004 Apr 13; 62(7): N/D-N/D.

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* Integrated software for the analysis of brain PET/SPECT studies with partial-volume-effect correction (90 views) (PDF 69 views)
Quarantelli M, Berkouk K, Prinster A, Landeau B, Svarer C, Balkay L, Alfano B, Brunetti A, Baron JC, Salvatore M
Journal Of Nuclear Medicine (ISSN: 0161-5505, 1535-5667, 1535-5667electronic), 2004 Feb; 45(2): 192-201.

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* Segmentation of magnetic resonance brain images through discriminant analysis (127 views) (PDF 68 views)
Amato U, Larobina M, Antoniadis A, Alfano B
J Neurosci Methods (ISSN: 0165-0270), 2003 Dec 30; 131(1-2): 65-74.

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* Brain tissue volume changes in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis: Correlation with lesion load (105 views) (PDF 67 views)
Quarantelli M, Ciarmiello A, Morra VB, Orefice G, Larobina M, Lanzillo R, Schiavone V, Salvatore E, Alfano B, Brunetti A
Neuroimage (ISSN: 1053-8119, 1053-8119linking), 2003 Feb; 18(2): 360-366.

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* Ex vivo assessment of trabecular bone structure from three-dimensional projection reconstruction MR micro-images (99 views)
Accardo A, Candido G, Jellù V, Toffanin R, Vittur F
Ieee Trans Biomed Eng (ISSN: 0018-9294), 2003; 50(8): 967-977.

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Measurement of global brain atrophy in Alzheimer's disease with unsupervised segmentation of spin-echo MRI studies (100 views) (PDF 96 views)
Brunetti A, Postiglione A, Tedeschi E, Ciarmiello A, Quarantelli M, Covelli EM, Milan G, Larobina M, Soricelli A, Sodano A, Alfano B
Journal Of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (ISSN: 1053-1807), 2000 Mar; 11(3): 260-266.

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Measurement of global drain atrophy in Alzheimer's disease with unsupervised segmentation of spin-echo MRI studies (80 views)
Brunetti A, Postiglione A, Tedeschi E, Ciarmiello A, Quarantelli M, Covelli E, Milan G, Larobina M, Soricelli A, Sodano A, Alfano B
Journal Of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (ISSN: 1053-1807), 2000 Mar; 11(3): N/D-N/D.

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Validation of an automated regional brain segmentation method using a stereotactic Talairach approach (77 views)
Larobina M, Quarantelli M, Tedeschi E, Brunetti A, Alfano B, Salvatore M
Surgeryinternational Congress Series Car 97 Computer Assisted Radiology And (ISSN: 0531-5131), 1999; 1191: N/D-N/D.

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Fully-automated multispectral MR brain segmentation for detection and volumetric measurement of white matter lesions (79 views)
Alfano B, Brunetti A, Quarantelli M, Larobina M, Covelli EM, Tedeschi E, Ciarmiello A, Salvatore M
Surgeryinternational Congress Series Car 97 Computer Assisted Radiology And (ISSN: 0531-5131), 1997; 1134: N/D-N/D.

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Unsupervised multifeature MR segmentation for assessment of intracranial liquoral spaces: Comparison with conventional linear measures (78 views)
Brunetti A, Covelli E, Tedeschi E, Quarantelli M, Soricelli A, Salvatore M, Alfano B
Surgeryinternational Congress Series Car 97 Computer Assisted Radiology And (ISSN: 0531-5131), 1996; 1124: N/D-N/D.

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Automatic segmentation and evaluation of the volume of gray matter, white matter and cerebrospinal fluid by MRI (81 views)
ALFANO B, ARPAIA M, BRUNETTI A, COVELLI E, CASTELLI L, CARACO C, SORICELLI A, TEDESCHI E, SALVATORE M
Neuroradiology 1994, 1994; N/D: N/D-N/D.

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35 Records (25 excluding Abstracts and Conferences).
Total impact factor: 92.931 (72.886 excluding Abstracts and Conferences).
Total 5-year impact factor: 97.871 (75.683 excluding Abstracts and Conferences).



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