B-Q MINDED (www.bqminded.eu) is an EU-funded project aiming to develop breakthroughs in quantitative MR imaging such as MR relaxometry and diffusion MRI. B-Q MINDED will offer the selected early stage researchers (ESR) the opportunity to conduct top-notch research in leading academic institutions, hospitals and industry R&D divisions. During the research there will be strong emphasis on career development and on achieving impact. B-Q MINDED has the ambition to turn the developed algorithms into diagnostic solutions for improved health and care.
Vision Lab is a research group of the physics department at the University of Antwerp. The Vision Lab has unique expertise in reconstruction, processing and analysis of imaging data. The working environment is strongly interdisciplinary, combining techniques and insights from Physics, Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science. The group has a broad range of national and international collaborations with both academic and industrial partners. More details on Vision Lab’s research are available at http://visielab.uantwerpen.be.
Specifically, your research (ESR “2”) will involve the development of a super-resolution reconstruction method that enables the direct estimation of high resolution (HR) relaxation parameter (i.e., T1/T2) maps from a set of low resolution (LR) images, where each slice of each LR image may be acquired with different T1/T2 weighting settings, thus offering maximum flexibility to optimize the weighting settings for each slice individually. This method will improve the trade-off between signal-to-noise, resolution and scan time, thereby allowing precise estimation of HR parameter maps from shorter scans.
A gross monthly living allowance of 3110€*, a mobility allowance of 600€ and a family allowance (if applicable) of 500€ (* country correction coefficients do apply).
For additional information about the research project, contact:
Prof. Dr. Jan Sijbers
Tel: +32(0)3 265 24 64
Dr. ir. Arjan den Dekker
Tel: +32(0)3 265 28 69