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VASCage publication in high-ranking journal „Artificial Intelligence in Medicine“: deep learning for MRI brain image analysis

MRI brain image analysis is of great significance for brain disease diagnosis, progression assessment, and monitoring of neurological conditions. Segmentation is a crucial process to determine volume, boundaries and morphology of specific brain structures in medical imaging. Manual segmentation however is time-consuming, laborious, and subjective, which significantly amplifies the need for automated processes. Now VASCage researcher Nadja Gruber, Malik Galijasevic (Medical University of Innsbruck, Dept. of Neuroradiology) and co-authors present an efficient deep learning approach for the automated segmentation of brain tissue in the high-ranking journal „Artificial Intelligence in Medicine“. Read More

VASCage at ESOC2022: Epidemiology, Manifestions and Prognosis of acute covert brain infarctions

During an ischemic stroke a patient suffers from acute neurological symptoms due to an infarct in the brain. From time to time, however, clinicians encounter small brain infarcts on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan that are very recent but did not cause any clear clinical symptoms.
In her presentation at ESOC in Lyon on 5 May 2022, VASCage researcher Annemieke ter Telgte discussed the epidemiology, clinical manifestations and prognosis of such acute covert brain infarcts. Data suggest that the prevalence of acute covert brain infarcts is increased at late adulthood and in persons with cerebral small vessel disease. Read More

PRESS RELEASE: Stroke patients play an active role in shaping the research process. ACTpatient video now online.

In Austria, about 25,000 people suffer a stroke every year. But in Austria, the people affected are usually not actively involved in the planning and implementation of clinical studies. VASCage wants to change that. In the project ACTpatient, people with stroke and their relatives actively participate in the research process from the very beginning.

ACTpatient video (c) OIS
Link to press release (in German)
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Brain Awareness Week – Interview with Stefan Kiechl, CSO at VASCage and Head of Dep. Neurology at Med.Univ.Innsbruck

It’s brain awareness week, the global campaign to foster public enthusiasm and support for brain science! VASCage runs a series of interviews with some of our researchers.

-WHAT FASCINATES YOU ABOUT THE BRAIN?
The brain is the most complex organ of human beings.

-HOW DOES YOUR RESEARCH CONTRIBUTE TO A BETTER Read More

Brain Awareness Week – VASCage interview series – Interview with Irini Giannopulu, Head of NeuroRehabilitation at VASCage

It’s brain awareness week, the global campaign to foster public enthusiasm and support for brain science! VASCage runs a series of interviews with some of our researchers.

-WHAT FASCINATES YOU ABOUT THE BRAIN?
The plasticity and complexity of the brain fascinates me.

-HOW DOES YOUR RESEARCH CONTRIBUTE TO A BETTER UNDERSTANDING Read More

Brain Awareness Week – VASCage interview series – Interview with Benjamin Dejakum, PhD Student at VASCage

It’s brain awareness week, the global campaign to foster public enthusiasm and support for brain science! VASCage runs a series of interviews with some of our researchers.

-WHAT FASCINATES YOU ABOUT THE BRAIN?
The capability to process such a lot of inputs and the plasticity to perform at a high level even if a part of the brain fails.

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Brain Awareness Week – VASCage interview series – Interview with Silvia Komarek, PhD Student at VASCage

It’s brain awareness week, the global campaign to foster public enthusiasm and support for brain science! VASCage runs a series of interviews with some of our researchers.

-WHAT FASCINATES YOU ABOUT THE BRAIN?
Everything a person feels or does is processed through the central nervous system. Each part of the brain holds specific functions and deficits in the brain functions can mostly be localized through Read More

Brain Awareness Week – VASCage interview series – Interview with Michael Knoflach, neurologist at VASCage and Med. Univ. Innsbruck

It’s brain awareness week, the global campaign to foster public enthusiasm and support for brain science! VASCage runs a series of interviews with some of our researchers.

-WHAT FASCINATES YOU ABOUT THE BRAIN?
The brain is a very delicate and complex organ that we might never understand in its whole function. Even though a small damage can cause severe deficits, the brain plasticity and ability to reorganize Read More

Brain Awareness Week – VASCage interview series – Interview with Annemieke ter Telgte, postdoc at VASCage

It’s brain awareness week, the global campaign to foster public enthusiasm and support for brain science! VASCage runs a series of interviews with some of our researchers.

-WHAT FASCINATES YOU ABOUT THE BRAIN?
The brain is a highly complex organ, and we are only at the start of unravelling how the brain works. It fascinates me how billions of nerve cells and non-neuronal cells act together and bring forth Read More