RICCARDO DE FEO

Dottorando

ciclo: XXXIV
email: riccardefe@gmail.com




supervisore: Federico Giove

Currently working on the automated segmentation of mouse brain MRI using deep neural networks.

PhD course in Morphogenesis and Tissue Engineering, La Sapienza November 2018–Ongoing, in cotutela with University of Eastern Finland, Faculty of Health Sciences (Finlandia).
Deep Learning methods in MRI, under the tutoring of professor Federico Giove
Centro Fermi Rome: Research fellowship October 2018–Ongoing

Development of segmentation and multi-parametric analysis methods of rodent MRI images for the quantification of microstructural parameters, as part of the H2020 project T-MENS

International secondment Kuopio
Charles River, Centro Fermi January 2019–November 2019
Automated segmentation of mouse brain MRI with deep learning algorithms, scientific supervisor: professor Jussi Tohka

Institute for Complex Systems (ISC) Rome
In vivo MRS, Sapienza University July 2018–September 2018
Metabolite quantification with in vivo magnetic resonance spectroscopy data (MRS) as part of a study
on Huntington’s disease.

Institute for Complex Systems (ISC) Rome
Post-graduate Internship, Sapienza University April 2017–December 2017
Pre- and post processing of human brain NMR images acquired with diffusion MRI protocols.

Sintesi progetto di ricerca
Image segmentation is a common step in the analysis of pre-clinical brain MRI, often performed manually. An alternative to manual segmentation is automated, registration-based segmentation, which suffers from a bias owed to the limited capacity of registration to adapt to pathological conditions. In this work a novel method is developed for the segmentation of small rodent brain MRI based on Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs). The experiments presented show how CNNs provide a fast, robust and accurate alternative to both manual and registration-based methods.
Using the segmentation masks thus generated I then extracted 39 parameters characterizing the position and orientation of the hippocampus in rats 5 months after traumatic brain injury, allowing for the discrimination between epileptic and non-epileptic animals on a purely anatomical basis, with a balanced accuracy of 0.8.

Produzione scientifica

  • 11573/1615271 - 2022 - Convolutional neural networks enable robust automatic segmentation of the rat hippocampus in MRI after traumatic brain injury (01a Articolo in rivista)
    RICCARDO DE FEO
  • 11573/1550042 - 2021 - Comparing methods of detecting and segmenting unruptured intracranial aneurysms on TOF-MRAS: the ADAM challenge (01a Articolo in rivista)
    RICCARDO DE FEO
  • 11573/1487121 - 2021 - Automated joint skull-stripping and segmentation with Multi-Task U-Net in large mouse brain MRI databases (01a Articolo in rivista)
    RICCARDO DE FEO, FEDERICO GIOVE
  • 11573/1487123 - 2020 - RatLesNetv2: a fully convolutional network for rodent brain lesion segmentation (01a Articolo in rivista)
    RICCARDO DE FEO
  • 11573/1336536 - 2019 - Apparent diffusion coefficient assessment of brain development in normal fetuses and ventriculomegaly (01a Articolo in rivista)
    maria giovanna DI TRANI, Lucia MANGANARO, AMANDA ANTONELLI, MICHELE GUERRERI, RICCARDO DE FEO, Carlo CATALANO, Silvia CAPUANI
  • 11573/1338621 - 2019 - Towards an efficient segmentation of small rodents brain: a short critical review (01g Articolo di rassegna (Review))
    RICCARDO DE FEO, FEDERICO GIOVE
  • 11573/1338657 - 2019 - Automatic Rodent Brain MRI Lesion Segmentation with Fully Convolutional Networks (02a Capitolo o Articolo)
    RICCARDO DE FEO
  • 11573/1173662 - 2018 - Apparent diffusion coefficient values of the normal foetal brain developing (04f Poster)
    maria giovanna DI TRANI, Lucia MANGANARO, AMANDA ANTONELLI, MICHELE GUERRERI, RICCARDO DE FEO, SILVIA BERNARDO, Carlo CATALANO, Silvia CAPUANI
  • 11573/1216519 - 2018 - Performance of diffusion kurtosis imaging versus diffusion tensor imaging in discriminating between benign tissue, low and high Gleason grade prostate cancer (01a Articolo in rivista)
    maria giovanna DI TRANI, RICCARDO DE FEO, Silvia CAPUANI

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