November 2013: Submitted ISMRM Abstracts
As a Lab, we submitted five ISMRM abstracts. My fingers are crossed.
October 2013: Accepted Paper
Lab member Iain Bruce has his paper "Quantifying the Statistical Impact of GRAPPA in fcMRI Data with a Real-Valued Isomorphism" accepted in the journal IEEE Transactions in Medical Imaging. Congratulations and great job Iain!
September 2013: Accepted Paper
Lab member Muge Karaman has her paper "A Statistical fMRI Model for Differential T2* Contrast Incorporating T1 and T2* of Gray Matter" accepted in the journal Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Congratulations and great job Muge!
September 2013: Dissertation Proposal Defense
Lab member Mustafa Farrah passed his dissertation proposal defense at UWM. Congratulations and great job Mustaffa!
August 2013: Comprehensive Exam
Lab Member Mary Kociuba passed her written comprehensive exam. Congratulations Mary!
August 2013: JSM - Session on Recent Advances in Image Analysis
Dan Rowe presented research titled
Separation of Several Aliased Images to Increase Volume Speed
June 2013: SAMSI - Neuro Data Analysis
Friday 06-14-13 Talk
Is My Correlation of Biological Origin?
May 2013: Workshop on Brain Image Analysis, Madison WI
Iain P. Bruce, M. Muge Karaman, and Mary Kociuba presented their work.
April 2013: ISMRM 2013 in Salt Lake City, UT
Daniel B. Rowe presented work in oral presentation.
Abstract 0123: Separation of Two Simultaneously Encoded Slices with a Single Coil..
Iain P. Bruce presented 2 poster presentations.
Abstract 2229:Artificial Correlations Induced by SENSE and GRAPPA Corrupt fcMRI Conclusions.
Abstract 2733: SENSE Induced Correlations are Used to Optimize RF Coil Design for Specific fcMRI Studies.
M. Muge Karaman presented 2 poster presentations.
Abstract 2232: Temporal Processing of fMRI Data Induces Functional Correlations and Potentially Alters Functional Activations.
Abstract 2285: Incorporation of Gray Matter T1 and T2* Improves Brain Activation Statistics in fMRI.*
* Selected for Magna Cum Laude Award.
March 2013: What are your chances of filling out a perfect bracket?
CBS 58 News Interviews Marquette Math Professor about NCAA Basketball Tournament
Professor Rowe Explains that the number of possible combinations for the NCAA 68 team brackets
is over 147 quintillion.
He further went on to describe how the probability of a perfect bracket
can be increased using seeding information and historical probabilities.
See the story at
January 2012: What the future holds
"With respect to BOLD fMRI, models have been proposed that predict
task-related phase changes (Rowe, 2005; Zhao et al., 2007; Feng et
al., 2009) and
suggest more information on physiological processes
in phase than in magnitude (Petridou et al., 2009). If changes in susceptibility
can be measured reliably
based on GRE-EPI data, it will become
possible to predict changes in blood susceptibility not only in
single, large macro vessels (Sedlacik et al., 2007), but
also in regions
containing randomly orientated blood vessels. Future avenues of QSM
will also certainly encompass applications to tissues and organs other
than the brain (e.g., abdominal or breast imaging),which will have clinical
implications and will open possibilities for future research."
-Jurgen Reichenbach, The future of susceptibility contrast for assessment of anatomy and function. Neuroimage 62:1311-1315, 2012.