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Seminar "ONCOhabitats: an online open access system for MRI-based glioblastoma heterogeneity analysis."
Salón de Grados, Edificio Politécnico
Wednesday November 07, 2018

Elies Fuster i Garcia, PhD

Biomedical Data Science Lab - BDSlab

ITACA Research Institute


Salón de Grados, Edificio Politécnico, 

07 de noviembre - 11:30


ONCOhabitats: an online open access system for glioblastoma heterogeneity analysis based on MRI data.


Glioblastoma heterogeneity has been identified as one of the factors responsible for the high aggressiveness of these neoplasms and as a key hallmark to understanding their resistance to effective therapies 

In particular, the early assessment of the highly heterogeneous vascular architecture of glioblastomas could provide powerful information to improve therapeutic decision making. To this end, multiple functional and morphological MRI sequences are usually employed, requiring the development of automated tools capable to extract the relevant information from these sources.

In this seminar, we will resent present Oncohabitats: an online open access system for glioblastoma heterogeneity analysis through MRI data. Oncohabitats provides two main services for untreated glioblastomas: 1) automatic malignant tissue segmentation, and 2) vascular heterogeneity assessment by means of the Hemodynamic Tissue Signature (HTS) method, which aims to identify habitats within the tumor with early prognostic capabilities. 

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