ITC Conference Grant Awardees

ITC Conference Grant Application

 

If you have been awarded an ITC Conference Grant, please make sure to acknowledge GliMR and COST in your presentation, following these guidelines.

Ms Yeva Prysiazhniuk

My name is Yeva Prysiazhniuk and I am a first-year PhD. student at the Second Faculty of Medicine of Charles University in Prague. The ITC conference grant gave me an opportunity to present and discuss the results of my Master’s thesis at the ESMRMB 2021 conference. The presented work concerned the methods of quantification of background suppressed ASL MRI without M0 image. Currently, I continue working on this topic as a part of my PhD. research.

Affiliation: Second Faculty of Medicine of Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Conference: European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology 2021 (virtual)

Ms Catarina Domingos

My name is Catarina Domingos, I have a master degree in Biomedical Engineering and, currently, I am working as a Research Assistant at Evolutionary Systems and Biomedical Engineering Lab (LaSEEB), Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa. My research is focused on identifying neuroimaging biomarkers of neurological diseases, using BOLD-fMRI and ASL perfusion imaging. For the ASL data, I have also tested different analysis approaches.

Last year, thanks to the ITC conference grant, I could participate in the European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology (ESMRMB) 38th Annual Scientific Meeting, where I presented my poster entitled “Impact of susceptibility distortion correction on perfusion imaging by pCASL with 3D GRASE readout”. This work aimed to investigate the effects of susceptibility distortion correction in the analysis of the ASL data. With this comprehension, it is possible to adjust the pipeline analysis and obtain better results. Thereby, the work presented in this poster contributes to enhancing the potential of the application of ASL perfusion imaging in some pathologies, such as
glioma.

Affiliation: Evolutionary Systems and Biomedical Engineering Lab (LaSEEB), Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Conference: European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology 2021 (virtual)

Ms Sara Monteiro

I am Sara Monteiro, and I am a first-year PhD student at Instituto Superior Técnico and at Champalimaud Research. Currently, I am working on perfusion imaging of glioma by Arterial Spin Labelling (ASL), aiming to develop and validate a novel ASL methodology for imaging tissue perfusion and vessel permeability in a pre-clinical model of glioma.

The ITC grant allowed me to attend the Joint Annual Meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB & ISMRT 31st Annual Meeting in London, where I presented my poster entitled ‘Multi-delay ASL perfusion imaging: impact of modeling dispersion and interaction with denoising strategies’. With this work, I aimed to study the influence of two denoising strategies (ICA clean-up and repetition averaging prior to model fitting), together with modelling bolus dispersion, on multi-delay ASL perfusion imaging in a group of cerebral small vessel disease patients and their age-matched healthy controls. This work will be of extreme relevance for my PhD, where I intend to use similar pipelines to image glioma in a pre-clinical setting.

Affiliation: Evolutionary Systems and Biomedical Engineering Lab (LaSEEB), Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal & Champalimaud Research, Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Lisbon, Portugal
Conference: ISMRM 2022, London, United Kingdom 

For further information, please contact ITC Conference Grant coordinator, Patrícia Figueiredo, at glimr.cost.applications@gmail.com.