MRI BIOPHYSICS GROUP

bridging the micro-macro gap with diffusion MRI

Jelle Veraart

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I obtained a PhD in Sciences, supervised by Prof. Jan Sijbers, at the iMinds-Vision Lab of the University of Antwerp in October 2013. In spring 2014, I moved to New York City to join the MRI Biophysics group as a visiting postdoctoral research fellow, funded by FWO Vlaanderen and affiliated with the University of Antwerp.

Research Interests: 

My research focuses on the accurate, precise, and robust characterization of white matter using diffusion MRI, covering various topics from image processing, parameter estimation, and mesoscopic modeling.  

Selected Publications: 

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J. Veraart and J. Sijbers,  (2016) Diffusion Kurtosis Imaging, In W. Van Hecke,   L. Emsell, S. Sunaert (Eds.), Diffusion Tensor Imaging: a practical handbook, (pp. 407-418). New York, NY Springer

J. Veraart, D.H.J. Poot, W. Van Hecke, I. Blockx, A. Van der Linden, M. Verhoye, and J. Sijbers.  More accurate estimation of diffusion tensor parameters using diffusion kurtosis imaging. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 65(1):138-145, 2011.

J. Veraart, W. Van Hecke, and J. Sijbers. Constrained maximum likelihood estimation of the diffusion kurtosis tensor using a Rician noise model. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 66(3):678-686, 2011.

J. Veraart, T.B. Leergaard, B.T. Antonsen, W. Van Hecke, I. Blockx, B. Jeurissen, Y. Jiang, A. Van der Linden, G.A. Johnson, M. Verhoye, and J. Sijbers. Population-averaged diffusion tensor imaging atlas of the Sprague Dawley rat brain. NeuroImage, 58(4):975-983, 2011.

S. Van Cauter, J. Veraart, J. Sijbers, R.R. Peeters, U. Himmelreich, F. De Keyzer, S.W. Van Gool, F. Van Calenbergh, S. De Vleeschouwer, W. Van Hecke, and S. Sunaert. Gliomas: diffusion kurtosis MR imaging in grading. Radiology, 263(2):492-501, 2012.

J. Veraart, J. Rajan, R. Peeters, A. Leemans, S. Sunaert, and J. Sijbers. Comprehensive framework for accurate diffusion MRI parameter estimation. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 70(4):972-84, 2013.

J. Veraart, J. Sijbers, S. Sunaert, A. Leemans, and B. Jeurissen. Weighted linear least squares estimation of diffusion MRI parameters: strenghts, limitations and pitfalls. NeuroImage, 81:335-346, 2013.

Q. Collier, J. Veraart, B. Jeurissen,  AJ den Dekker, and J. Sijbers.  Iterative reweighted linear least squares for accurate, fast, and robust estimation of diffusion magnetic resonance parameters. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 73(6):2174-84, 2015.

J. Veraart, E. Fieremans, I.O. Jelescu, F. Knoll, E. Fieremans, and D.S. Novikov. Gibbs ringing in diffusion MRI. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2015, in press.

J. Veraart, E. Fiermans, and D.S. Novikov. Diffusion MRI noise mapping using random matrix theory. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2015, in press.

 

 

Awards and Honors: 
  • Editor's Pick of the month (January 2016) in Magnetic Resonance in Medicine for the paper entitled "Super-resolution Reconstruction of Diffusion Parameters from Diffusion-Weighted Images with Different Slice Orientations".
  • Travel grant for long stay abroad award by F.WO. Vlaanderen (flemish), New York, NY, USA, August 2015 - August 2016
  • Summa Cum Laude Merit Award at the 23rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), May, 2015, for the work Diffusion MRI Noise mapping using Random Matrix Theory.
  • ISMRM Junior Fellow awarded at the 23rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), May, 2015, awarded to young researchers of outstanding quality and promise, with significant potential for helping the Society in fulfilling its scientific and educational mission
  • Henri Benedictus Fellowship awarded by the Belgian American Education Foundation (B.A.E.F), July 2014 - July 2015
  • Cover of NeuroImage Volume 81, November, 2013, for the work "Weighted linear least squares estimation of diffusion MRI parameters: Strengths, limitations, and pitfalls"
  • Cover of NeuroImage Volume 58, Issue 4, October, 2011, for the work "Population-averaged diffusion tensor imaging atlas of the Sprague Dawley rat brain"
Funding: 

F.W.O. postdoctoral Fellowship

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