ADNI data is made available to researchers around the world. As such, there are many active research projects accessing and applying the shared ADNI data. To further encourage Alzheimer’s disease research collaboration, and to help prevent duplicate efforts, the list below shows the specific research focus of the active ADNI investigations. This information is requested annually as a requirement for data access.
|Principal Investigator's Name:||Rowena Ong|
|Proposed Analysis:||In this work, we would like to use the high-quality MR brain images in the ADNI database to validate a segmentation algorithm for the brain. We plan to manually segment structures in the basal ganglia and thalamus from T1- and T2-weighted images and compare them to the algorithm results. While our algorithm has been tested on a small number of images already, we would like to increase the number of test images. In addition, we hope that the higher resolution, higher contrast images in this database will allow us to more accurately segment the structures of interest.|
|Investigator's Name:||Brandon Merkl|
|Proposed Analysis:||Dr. Brandon Merkl will aid in the segmentation algorithm development, validation, and statistical analysis.|