Brain Injury Study Tracks Football’s Youngest Players
An MIT Technology Review article describing how "Researchers are using smart helmets and imaging to study brain injury risk in young football players over a season."
publish date: 2013-09-10

Congratulations to Baidya Saha on acceptance of his AR-Boost manuscript to the ECML
Baidya’s paper entitled “AR-Boost: Reducing Overfitting by a Robust Data-Driven Regularization Strategy” by Saha B.N., Kunapuli, G., Nilanjan, R., Maldjian J.A.,Natarajan S. was accepted to the European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML PKDD), Prague, Czech Republic, September 2013
event date: 2013-09-01; announce date: 2013-07-01

The Youth football study on head impacts and practices was featured on NFL.com
The article may be found at NFL.com.
publish date: 2013-07-30

Congratulations again to the football HITs research team on publication of their work on youth football head impacts Part 2 in ABME
Head Impact Exposure in Youth Football Part 2: Elementary School Ages 9 to 12 and the effect of Practice Structure by Cobb BR, Urban JE, Davenport EM, Rowson S, Duma S, Maldjian JA, Whitlow CT, Powers AK, Stitzel JD. in Annals of Biomed Engineering; July 2013 online.
Additional coverage through the New York Times.
NYT Publication Date: 2013-07-26

Congratulations to Jill Urban and the football HITs research team on publication of their work on high school football impacts in ABME.
Head Impact Exposure in Youth Football: High School Ages 14 to 18 Years and Cumulative Impact Analysis by Jillian E. Urban, Elizabeth M. Davenport, Adam J. Golman, Joseph A. Maldjian, Christopher T. Whitlow, Alexander K. Powers, Joel D. Stitzel in Annals of Biomedical Engineering; online July 2013.
Additional coverage through the Winston-Salem Journal, WFMY, News 14, and Newswise.
Newswise publication date: 2013-07-18

Diabetes white matter lesion segmentation paper appears in AJNR
The ANSIR lab paper entitled “Automated White Matter Total Lesion Volume Segmentation in Diabetes” is available online in the AJNR.
publish date: 2013-07-01

Congratulations to Blake McGehee on publication of his book chapter on ASL
Blake Mcghee’s book chapter entitled “MR perfusion Imaging in clinical neuroradiology” was recently published in Clinical Perfusion MRI (ed. Barker, Golay, Zaharchuk, Cambridge Press 2013).
announce date: 2013-07-01

Joe Maldjian to speak on ASL at ASFNR 2013
Joe will give a talk on Arterial Spin Label MRI at the 7th annual meeting of the ASFNR in Charleston, SC March 11-13, 2013.
Event Date: 2013-03-11; Announcement Date: 2012-12-31

Chris Whitlow to speak on advanced resting state analysis methods at ASFNR 2013
Chris will give the talk, “Advanced Resting State Analysis and Research Applications: PCA, ICA, Graph Theory” at the 7th annual meeting of the ASFNR in Charleston, SC March 11-13, 2013.
Event Date: 2013-03-11; Announcement Date: 2012-12-31

Congratulations to John Watts on publication of his ASL paper
"Clinical applications of arterial spin labeling." by Watts JM, Whitlow CT and Maldjian JA is available online in the journal NMR in Biomedicine.
publish date: 2013-02-03

Sriraam’s and Baidya’s paper on machine learning in AD accepted to IJMLC
Sriraam Natarajan’s and Baidya Saha’s paper entitled: Can Relational Learning help in Three-way Classification of Alzheimer Patients from Structural Magnetic Resonance Images of the Brain?, by Natarajan S., Saha B.N., Joshi S., Edwards A., Khot T., Moody E., Kersting K.,. Whitlow C.T., Maldjian JA., was recently accepted to the International Journal of Machine Learning and Computing.
Announcement Date: 2013-01-11

Megan’s paper on pig PCASL accepted to JMRI
Megan Johnston’s paper entitled: Cerebral Blood Flow Quantification in Swine using Pseudo-Continuous Areterial Spin Labeling, by Johnston ME, Zhang Z, Maldjian JA, Whitlow CT, Morykwas MJ, Jung Y. was recently accepted for publication in the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
Announcement Date: 2013-01-11

Baidya Saha presents paper on a novel machine learning White Matter Lesion Segmentation algorithm at IEEE ICMLA 2012
Baidya presented the paper entitled, “ A Novel Hierarchical Level Set with AR-Boost for White Matter Lesion Segmentation in Diabetes” by B. Baha, S. Natarajan, G. Kota, C. Whitlow, D. Bowden, C. Divers, B. Freedman, and J. Maldjian at the IEEE 11th International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMAL 2012) held in Boca Raton, Florida, Dec 12 – 15.
Event Date: 2012-12-12

Baidya Saha presents paper on machine learning classification in Alzheimer’s disease at IEEE ICMLA 2012
Baidya presented the paper entitled, “ A Machine Learning Pipeline for 3-way Classification of Alzheimer Patients from Structural MRI of the Brain” by S. Natarajan, S. Joshi, B. Saha, A. Edwards, T. Khot, E. Moody, K. Kersting, C. Whitlow and J. Maldjian at the IEEE 11th International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMAL 2012) held in Boca Raton, Florida, Dec 12 – 15.
Event Date: 2012-12-12

Joe Maldjian delivers UCSF Annual Newton Lecture
Joe will give a talk on ASL for the annual Newton Lecture in the Department of Radiology at UCSF on October 17, 2012.
Event Date: 2012-10-17; Announcement Date: 2012-01-19

Joe Maldjian presents resting state fMRI At ISMRM-ASNR Workshop 2012
Joe will lead a break-out session on “Resting State fMRI in pre-operative Planning” at the ISMRM-ASNR workshop: Advanced Brain Imaging: Beyond State-of-the-art, in Mclean, VA on September 27 - 29, 2012.
Event Date: 2012-09-27; Announcement Date: 2012-02-01

Alzheimer’s Hippocampal Metabolism paper appears in AJNR
Joe Maldjian’s and Chris Whitlow’s article, "Whither the Hippocampus? FDG PET Hippocampal Hypometabolism in Alzheimer’s Disease Reivsited" has been accepted for publication in the American Journal of Neuroradiology. This article addresses long-standing discrepancies in voxel-wise and ROI- based analyses of PET data in Alzheimer’s Disease.
Announcement Date: 2012-06-11; Announcement Date: 2012-02-20

Diabetes and white matter paper published in The Journal of Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases
Joe Maldjian’s and Chris Whitlow’s article, " Cerebral White Matter Hyperintensity in African Americans and European Americans with Type 2 Diabetes." by, Divers J, Hugenschmidt C, Sink KM, Williamson JD, Ge Y, Smith SC, Bowden DW, Whitlow CT, L yders E, Maldjian JA, Freedman BI.
Publication Date: 2012-05-16

Joe Maldjian gives invited talk on ASL at ISMRM 2012
Joe will give the talk entitled, “ASL in Neuroradiology” at the 20th annual meeting of the ISMRM. The meeting takes place at the Convention Center in Melbourne, Australia on May 1-5, 2012.
Event Date: 2012-05-05; Announcement Date: 2011-06-27

Joe Maldjian gives invited talk on Machine Learning at ISMRM 2012
Joe will give the talk entitled, “Machine Learning Applications in Neuroradiology” at the 20th annual meeting of the ISMRM. The meeting takes place at the Convention Center in Melbourne, Australia on May 1-5, 2012.
Event Date: 2012-05-05; Announcement Date: 2011-10-25

Chris Whitlow’s Graph Theory Brain Network paper published in Radiology
Chris Whitlow’s and Joe Maldjian’s article, "Effect of resting-state fMRI-BOLD acquisition duration on stability of graph theory network metrics" by Whitlow CT, Casanova R, Maldjian JA. appeared in Radiology. This article determines temporal constraints around graph theory metrics in brain fMRI.
Announcement Date: 2012-05-01

Chris Whitlow presents structural ADNI networks poster at the ASNR 2012
Chris will present the poster, "Network Metrics Computed from Voxel-Wise Structural MRI Data Reveal Alzheimer’s Disease-Specific Changes in Cerebral Gray Matter" by CT Whitlow and JA Maldjian. The meeting takes place at the Hilton New York in Manhattan on April 21-26, 2012
Event Date: 2012-04-21; Announcement Date: 2012-01-06

Joe Maldjian gives invited talk on ASL at ASNR 2012
Joe will give the talk entitled, “Clinical Decision Making with ASL” at the 50th anniversary annual meeting of the ASNR. The meeting takes place at the Hilton New York in Manhattan on April 21-26, 2012.
Event Date: 2012-04-21; Announcement Date: 2011-11-10

Chris Whitlow presents Brain Tumor MRI paper at the ASNR 2012
Chris presented the paper, "Glioblastoma Multiforme Progression or Treatment-Related Pseudoprogression? A Direct Comparison of Common MRI Diffusion and Perfusion Sequences at the Neuroradiology Clinical Workstation" by Whitlow CT, Chan MD, Wagner JS, Sauer RN, Lesser GJ, Bennett M, Tatter SB, Ellis TL, Paulsson AK, Johnson AJ at the 50th annual meeting of the ASNR. The meeting took place at the Hilton New York in Manhattan on April 21-26, 2012.
Event Date: 2012-04-21

Jennifer Soun presents Brain Tumor ASL paper at the ASNR 2012
Jennifer will present the paper, Glioblastoma Multiforme and Tumefactive Demyelinating Lesions Can be Differentiated Using Arterial Spin Labeling Perfusion MRI by Jennifer E. Soun, A.B., Jeffery M. Pollock, M.D., Joseph A. Maldjian, M.D., Christopher T. Whitlow, M.D., Ph.D. The meeting takes place at the Hilton New York in Manhattan on April 21-26, 2012.
Event Date: 2012-04-21; Announcement Date: 2012-01-06

Jillian Urban presents Crash Impact paper at the ASNR 2012
Jillian will present the paper, “Combining Clinical Neuroimaging and Real-World Mechanical Impact Data to Investigate Motor Vehicle Crash-Related Subdural Hematoma” by Jillian E. Urban, Joseph A. Maldjian, Christopher T. Whitlow, Joel D. Stitzel. The meeting takes place at the Hilton New York in Manhattan on April 21-26, 2012.
Event Date: 2012-04-21; Announcement Date: 2012-01-06

Jillian Urban presents Brain shape change paper at the ASNR 2012
Jillian will present the paper, “Semi-Automated Landmark Identification Method used to Quantify Age- Related Shape Change of Brain Structures” by Jillian E. Urban, Joseph A. Maldjian, Christopher T. Whitlow, Joel D. Stitzel. The meeting takes place at the Hilton New York in Manhattan on April 21-26, 2012.
Event Date: 2012-04-21; Announcement Date: 2012-01-06

Lizz Moody presents structural Diabetes networks paper at the ASNR 2012
Lizz will present the paper, "Disease-Specific Gray-Matter Changes in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus Revealed by Graph Theoretical Analysis Applied to Structural MRI Data" by EA Moody, CT Whitlow, DW Bowden, and JA Maldjian. The meeting takes place at the Hilton New York in Manhattan on April 21-26, 2012.
Event Date: 2012-04-21; Announcement Date: 2012-01-06

Lizz Moody awarded 3-year NSF Graduate Fellowship.
Lizz was selected to receive a 2012 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship.
Announcement Date: 2012-03-30

Posters presented at WFU Graduate Research Day.
The following posters were presented at the Wake Forest University Graduate Research Day held on March 29, 2012:
  • "A Machine Learning Based Novel Technique for Automatic WMH Grading System" by Baidya Saha, Gopi Kota, Elizabeth Moody, Christopher Whitlow, Joseph Maldjian, Sriraam Natarajan.
  • "Cerebral Blood Flow Quantification in Swine Model using Pseudo-Continuous Arterial Spin Labeling" by Megan Johnston, Zhenlin Zheng, Joseph Maldjian, Christopher T. Whitlow, Michael J. Morykwas, Youngkyoo Jung
  • "A Method to Investigate the Size and Shape Variation of the Lateral Ventricles with Age" by Urban JE, Maldjian JA, Whitlow CT, Stitzel JD.
  • "Graph Theoretical Analysis Applied to Structural MRI Data Reveals Disease-Specific Gray-Matter Changes in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus" by Elizabeth A. Moody, Christopher T. Whitlow, Donald W. Bowden, Joseph A. Maldjian

Event Date: 2012-03-29

Greg Westcott wins best poster award at ASFNR.
Greg’s poster titled, “Accounting for Gray-Matter Atrophy Affects Positron Emission Tomography Measures of Alzheimer’s Disease-Associated Hypometabolism in the Brain” by Gregory Westcott, B.S., Christopher T. Whitlow, M.D., Ph.D., Joseph A. Maldjian, M.D. was awarded the best poster at the sixth annual meeting of the ASFNR held at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida on March 7-9, 2012.
Conference Date: 2012-03-09

Chris Whitlow presents Brain Tumor MRI data at the ASFNR 2012
Chris presented the abstract, "Utility of Common MRI Diffusion and Perfusion Sequences for Discriminating Glioblastoma Multiforme Progression from Pseudoprogression" by Whitlow CT, Chan MD, Wagner JS, Sauer RN, Lesser GJ, Bennett M, Tatter SB, Ellis TL, Paulsson AK, Johnson AJ. at the 6th annual meeting of the ASFNR. The meeting took place at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida on March 7-9, 2012.
Event Date: 2012-03-08

Chris Whitlow presents Alzheimer’s disease paper at the ASFNR 2012
Chris presented the paper, "Combining Graph Theoretical Analysis and Conventional Anatomical MRI: A New Voxel-Wise Approach for Constructing Disease-Specific Structural Brain Networks Applied to Alzheimer’s Disease" by Whitlow CT and Maldjian JA at the 6th annual meeting of the ASFNR. The meeting took place at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida on March 7-9, 2012.
Event Date: 2012-03-08

Chris Whitlow gives invited talk on Graph theory at ASFNR
Chris will give the talk entitled, "Connectomics" at the ASFNR. The meeting takes place at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida on March 7-9, 2012.
Event Date: 2012-03-08

Jillian Urban’s poster on crash-related subdurals at the ASFNR 2012
Jillian’s poster titled, “Combining Clinical Neuroimaging and Engineering to Investigate Motor Vehicle Crash-Related Subdural Hematoma Volume by Jillian E. Urban, Christopher T. Whitlow, Joseph A. Maldjian, Joel D. Stitzel will be presented. The meeting takes place at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida on March 7-9, 2012.
Event Date: 2012-03-08

Greg Westcott’s poster on Alzheimer’s hypometabolism at the ASFNR 2012
Greg’s poster titled, “Accounting for Gray-Matter Atrophy Affects Positron Emission Tomography Measures of Alzheimer’s Disease-Associated Hypometabolism in the Brain” by Gregory Westcott, B.S., Christopher T. Whitlow, M.D., Ph.D., Joseph A. Maldjian, M.D. will be presented. The meeting takes place at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida on March 7-9, 2012.
Event Date: 2012-03-08

Jillian Urban presents Brain shape change paper at the ASFNR 2012
Jillian will present the paper, “Quantifying Age-Related Shape Change of Brain Structures Using a Semi- Automated Landmark Identification Method” by Jillian E. Urban, Joseph A. Maldjian, Christopher T. Whitlow, Joel D. Stitzel. The meeting takes place at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida on March 7-9, 2012.
Event Date: 2012-03-08

Jennifer Soun presents Brain Tumor ASL paper at the ASFNR 2012
Jennifer will present the paper, Glioblastoma Multiforme and Tumefactive Demyelinating Lesions Can be Differentiated Using Arterial Spin Labeling Perfusion MRI by Jennifer E. Soun, A.B., Jeffery M. Pollock, M.D., Joseph A. Maldjian, M.D., Christopher T. Whitlow, M.D., Ph.D. The meeting takes place at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida on March 7-9, 2012.
Event Date: 2012-03-08

Lizz Moody presents structural Diabetes networks paper at the ASFNR 2012
Lizz will present the paper, "Disease-Specific Gray-Matter Changes in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus Revealed by Graph Theoretical Analysis Applied to Structural MRI Data" by EA Moody, CT Whitlow, DW Bowden, and JA Maldjian. The meeting takes place at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida on March 7-9, 2012.
Event Date: 2012-03-08

Chris Whitlow presents structural ADNI networks paper at the ASFNR 2012
Chris will present the paper, "Network Metrics Computed from Voxel-Wise Structural MRI Data Reveal Alzheimer’s Disease-Specific Changes in Cerebral Gray Matter" by CT Whitlow and JA Maldjian. The meeting takes place at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida on March 7-9, 2012.
Event Date: 2012-03-08

Sriraam Natarajan gives invited talk on Machine Learning at ASFNR
Sriraam will give the talk entitled, "Clinical Applications of Machine Learning: Neuroradiology in Jeopardy?" at the ASFNR. The meeting takes place at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida on March 7-9, 2012.
Event Date: 2012-03-08

Joe Maldjian, ASFNR president, opens ASFNR 2012 annual meeting
Joe Maldjian, 2011-2012 president of the ASFNR will be opening the annual meeting of the ASFNR. The meeting takes place at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida on March 7-9, 2012.
Event Date: 2012-03-07

Chris Whitlow featured on WXII for KIDS TBI study
Chris Whitlow appeared on a news segment on WXII TV for the new KIDS TBI study being performed in youth football players. The study is being performed in conjunction with Virginia Tech and Wake Forest BME department.
Event Date: 2012-02-22

KIDS youth football study
The recently announced Kinematics of Impact Data Set (KIDS) was study featured in http://www.news-medical.net/news/20120222/First-ever-publication-with-data-on-head-impacts-from-youth-football-players.aspx
Event Date: 2012-02-22

Perfusion Imaging review article appears in JMRI
Blake’s and Joe’s invited article, "Perfusion Imaging: How Does It Work and What Should I use" by McGehee, BE, Pollock JM and Maldjian JA. has been accepted for publication in JMRI.
Event Date: 2012-02-17

Graph Theory Machine Learning paper appears in Open Neuroimaging Journal
Ramon’s article, "Combining Graph and Machine Learning Methods to Analyze Differences in Functional Connectivity Across Sex" by Casanova R, Whitlow, CT, Wagner, B, Espeland MA, Maldjian, JA. has been accepted for publication in the Open Neuroimaging Journal.
Announcement Date: 2011-12-02

Machine Learning AD paper appears in Frontiers in Neuroinformatics
Ramon’s article, "High dimensional classification of structural MRI Alzheimer’s disease data based on large scale regularization” by Casanova R, Whitlow, CT, Wagner, B, Williamson, J, Shumaker SA, Maldjian, JA, Espeland MA. has been accepted for publication in Frontiers in Neuroinformatics.
Announcement Date: 2011-09-23

Ramon Casanova’s Machine Learning paper published in MRI
Ramon Casanova’s article, "Application of machine learning methods to describe the effects of conjugated equine estrogens therapy on region-specific brain volumes" by Casanova R, Espeland MA, Goveas JS, Davatzikos C, Gaussoin A, Maldjian JA, Brunner RL, Lewis HK, Johnson K,C, Mysiw WJ, Wagner B, Resnick SM. appeared in MRI.
Announcement Date: 2011-05-01