FURI | Spring 2018

Clinical Imaging Post-Processing to Improve Surgery in Focal Cortical Dysplasia Cases

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Focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) is a brain malformation that commonly causes seizures and can be removed in epilepsy surgery. Automated techniques were implemented to detect FCD within a clinical MRI that can guide surgical remediation. This project developed a post-processing pipeline of structural MRI (T1 and FLAIR) to quantify local cortical deformation and grey-white blurring associated with FCD. It is hoped that this project will result in an analysis pipeline that can help in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy.

Student researcher

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Zachary Humphreys

Biomedical engineering

Hometown: Corvallis, Oregon

Graduation date: Spring 2019