SMILE - Stockholm Medical Imaging Laboratory and Education

SMILE - Stockholm Medical Imaging Laboratory and Education

SMILE, Stockholm Medical Imaging Laboratory and Education aims at the facilitating of image analysis and evaluation of digital data from research with MRI, SPECT and PET.

   

Description

SMILE, Stockholm Medical Imaging Laboratory and Education was founded in 2001 with the purpose of facilitating image analysis and evaluation of digital data from research with MRI, SPECT and PET. The laboratory has hardware consisting of high speed and storage computers. A network which connects the whole of Huddinge Hospital with SMILE has been developed and images can be transferred and stored for research purposes from all clinical imaging modalities. Research space for PhD students is available at the laboratory as well as a small library with scientific literature and research journals.

Competence in the most commonly used computer programs dealing with digital images is available at the laboratory (SPM, FSL and others). Basic programming is also possible. The laboratory lets PhD students perform part of their scientific work such as image analysis and statistical computing at one location, where they also meet tutors and fellow students for fruitful scientific discussions. Another purpose is to concentrate the competence in image analysis and digital image research at a single place.

Examples of present and past activities are given under “research” on our website. So far, evaluations of structural MRI studies, SPECT studies of large populations as well as the evaluation of fMRI experiments have been performed and a number of theses have already been published utilizing substantial aid from SMILE.

Infrastructure/methods

Methods include:

  • Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI)
  • Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)
  • fMRI data glove
  • Image Processing
  • Manual outlining
  • Perfusion
  • PET
  • Volumetry

Practical information

Please visit our website for more detailed information.

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Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset Huddinge
C2-76
141 86 Stockholm