Phantomag Project to simulate MRI brain studies.


Four Brain models (two normal subjects and two Multiple Sclerosis patients)

                            Tissue model                                                                  R1 model


Eighteen tissues with their own inhomogeneities






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Simulation of:

Spin-echo and Fast field-echo sequences:
Any realistic relaxation time of the different tissues


References:

B. Alfano, M. Comerci, M. Larobina, A. Prinster, J. P. Hornak, S. E. Selvan, U. Amato, M. Quarantelli, G. Tedeschi, A. Brunetti, M. Salvatore. An MRI digital brain phantom for validation of segmentation methods. Med Image Anal. 2011 15:329–339. (Epub 2011 Jan 28), [doi:10.1016/j.media.2011.01.004]

M. Comerci, M. Larobina, A. Prinster, N. Ciscognetti, M. Quarantelli, A. Brunetti, M. Salvatore, and B. Alfano. MRI Brain study simulation. Proceedings of ISMRM 2007, Berlin 19-25 May, EPOS 3698 (3 MB).

M. Comerci, M. Larobina, U. Amato, A. Brunetti, M. Salvatore, B. Alfano. MRI digital brain phantom for validation of segmentation methods.  Proceedings of ESMRMB 2005, Basle 15-18 Sep., EPOS 436.


Acknowledgments:


This work was funded in part by FP6-project DiMI, LSHB-CT-2005-512146.


Update - April 20th 2011