ISMRM 2019

Several researchers from LaSEEB presented their work during the 27th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM 2019).

Abstracts presented:

  • Breath-hold BOLD-fMRI cerebrovascular reactivity metrics predict cognitive impairment in cerebral small vessel disease; Pinto J et al.
  • Amplitude of low-frequency fluctuations in resting-state BOLD-fMRI is associated with cognitive decline in cerebral small vessel disease; Moreira J. et al.
  • Impact of processing options on histogram metrics extraction from DWI in cerebral small vessel disease; Fouto A. et al.
  • Classification of BOLD-fMRI dynamic functional connectivity states based on simultaneous EEG microstates; Abreu R. et al.
  • Classification of sleep stages from fMRI dynamic functional connectivity using deep learning; Carmona J. et al.
  • Accelerated Carotid 4D flow MRI with Multicontrast HD-PROST Reconstruction; Gaspar A. et al.
  • Improving T2 and B1 parametric estimation in the brain with multi spin-echo MR and fusion bootstrap moves solver (FBMS); Freitas A. et al.
  • Neuromelanin-sensitive Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study of the Substantia Nigra in Huntington’s Disease; Leitão R.  et al.
  • Optimizing Neuromelanin-sensitive Turbo Spin Echo sequences using the extended phase graph formalism including magnetization transfer effects; Nunes R. et al.


Professor Fernando Lopes da Silva

Our distinguished member Professor Fernando Lopes da Silva passed away yesterday (May 7, 2019).

He was a mentor and a friend to many of us at LaSEEB and will be very much missed.

We will always think of his constructive criticism and wise advice, challenging us to do more and better.
Here is the news piece in Público (in Portuguese):


ISMRM Workshop on Accessible MRI for the World

Prof. Rita Nunes and Tiago Fernandes participated in the ISMRM Workshop on Accessible MRI for the World held at the India International Centre, New Delhi, India – 29th-31st March. The workshop aimed to identify and recognise the need for accessible MR; to outline and summarise anatomy-wise MR clinical needs of under-served populations & to Explain MR innovation processes through examples from the past and needs of the future.
It was a very successful participation with an invited talk on open-source software delivered by Prof. Nunes; the Laseeb researchers were part of the team that won the Hackathon challenge on “Emergency MRI for Stroke” and co-authors of the winner poster for best technical work presented by collaborator Seema S. Bhat  (Dayananda Sagar Institutions): “An Assessment of Noise Distribution at Ultra-Low Magnetic Field Strength”.


LaSEEB’s research was included in the last episode of RTP’s show Outras Histórias (Season 2, Episode 9).

Marco Miranda (MSc student) showed the work he has been developing in our laboratory. The episode included interviews with Marco Miranda and Prof. Agostinho Rosa , as well as a demonstration of electroencephalography (EEG) data acquisition.

The episode can be seen on (10m30s-20m15s).

ASL MRI Workshop

Prof. Patrícia Figueiredo and Joana Pinto attended the University of Michigan International Workshop on Arterial Spin Labeling MRI: Technical Updates and Clinical Experience (Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, 9-10 March 2019).

The workshop was intended for the community of users and developers of Arterial Spin Labeling (ASL) MRI techniques to share new findings, discuss developments & experience, with the intent of mapping out further technical recommendations for clinical translation.

More details: