Kick-off FRINATEK project
24.03.2017Detailed modeling of blood flow in the brain can be used to detect abnormal brain function. The brain can be compared with a dual porosity media like an oil reservoir. Petroleum researchers from IRIS combine their reservoir modeling and data assimilation skills with expertise from medical scientists and mathematicians from the University of Bergen and CMR in this new FRINATEK project. The data comes from Magnetic Resonance Images (MRI) of the brain. The project will formulate and investigate an alternative interpretation strategy where the tracer concentration for an individual voxel will be considered in the context of a global flow problem that connects all voxels in the image domain.
Wednesday 15th of March the partners of the FRINATEK project “Flow based interpretation of dynamic contrast imaging data»
met at the IRIS offices in Bergen. Professor Antonella Zanna Munthe-Kaas at University of Bergen leads the project, and both CMR and IRIS are research partners in the project. “The meeting was inspiring and fruitful,” Chief Scientist at IRIS Geir Nævdal says, “we all presented our initial research and discussed the continuation of the research and cooperation within the project in more detail.”
The project period is from 2017 - 2020 and funded by FRINATEK (The Research Council of Norway) with a total budget of 9.7 MNOK.
The attendees at the kick off meeting were: Ove Sævareid (IRIS), Prof. Jarle Rørvik (Department of Clinical Medicine, UoB), Prof. Jan Norbotten (Department of Mathematics, UoB), Rolf J. Lorentzen (IRIS), Prof. Antonella Munthe-Kaas (Department of Mathematics, UoB), Erik Hanson (UoB), Erlend Hodneland (CMR), Geir Nævdal (IRIS), Prof. Arvid Lundervold (Head of the Neuroinformatics and Image Analysis Laboratory at the Department of Biomedicine, UoB, and is also affiliated with the Department of Radiology at Haukeland University Hospital). Also, Prof. Steven Sourbron (Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Leeds) attended the meeting via video.
Want to know more about the project? Read more here
(only in Norwegian).