Welcome to CMIV
Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV) is a multidisciplinary research center initiated by Linköpings universitet, Landstinget i Östergötland and Sectra AB.
CMIV conducts focused front-line research within multidisciplinary projects providing solutions to tomorrow’s clinical issues. The mission is to develop future methods and tools for image analysis and visualization for applications within health care and medical research.
Learn more about CMIV from the web-tv program Web-TV: "3D hjälper läkarna".
CMIV and NVIS (Norrköping Visualization and Interaction Studios) will together form C-site, one of the two national venues for visualization. The other venue is called Center of Visualization Göteborg. C-site and Center of Visualization Göteborg will work together in a network called Visard (Visualisation in Sweden – Arenas for Research and Development). The venues will create opportunities for exchanging ideas and establishing new forms of collaborations.
The Knowledge foundation together with the Vårdal Foundation, Vinnova, Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research and Invest in Sweden Agency are in charge of the research program Visualization. They have granted CMIV for several projects within this program. Among the 45 applications for the light projects 13 were granted and five of these belong to CMIV. Torbjörn Andersson, Tino Ebbers, Christian Jackowski, Marcel Warntjes and Örjan Smedby will receive in total 999 000 Swedish kronor.
CMIV is part of a new venture with two graduate schools at Linköping University. It is a cooperation between CMIV graduate school and Forum Scientium. The aim of the project is to promote the cooperation between the industry, the university and the public sector. The project is called AgoraLink and is carried through by researchers from NIMED (Competence Center Noninvasive Medical Measurements), S-SENCE (the Swedish Sensor Centre), CMIV, CIE (Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship), CMT (Center for Medical Technology Assessment) and Hälsans nya verktyg – a regional growth initiative for health.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences has awarded Professor Anders Ynnerman, CMIV and Scientific Visualization at the Department of Science and Technology the Akzo Nobel Science Award Sweden 2007 of half a million Swedish kronor. He receives the award ”for his epoch-making contributions in virtual touching and the visualization of real-time data.”
The Canonical Correlation Analysis toolbox for SPM is a new method for detecting brain activity patterns in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). The toolbox combines powerful adaptive digital filtering, canonical correlation analysis and a hemodynamic signal transduction model, i.e. the Balloon model, to detect areas of neural activity in brains. fMRI has become an important tool in the field of neuroscience and the release of this toolbox is a step towards broader adoption of fMRI among clinicians. For more information please visit http://cca-fmri.sourceforge.net/
Quantification of the absolute MR tissue parameters of a patient (such as T1 and T2 relaxation and water content) makes it possible to synthesize a whole range of contrast weighted MR images, without the need of scanning again. A quantification measurement method that is developed at CMIV covers the brain at high resolution in only 5 minutes.
CSI Sweden: The virtual autopsies performed at CMIV help the police to solve crimes. This technique, together with other new technologies used by the police, is the topic for Vetenskapsmagasinet 18 April 2007.
CMIV researchers will present current research on the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) conference in Berlin, 2007.