American Statistical Association
New York City
Metropolitan Area Chapter

The Child Study Center
At NYU Langone Medical Center
Division of Biostatistics
Seminars on Analysis of Neuroimaging Data

Todd Ogden, Ph.D.
Department of Biostatistics
Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University
Department of Neuroscience
New York State Psychiatric Institute


Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging represents an invaluable tool for studying the biological basis of various mental and neurological illnesses in vivo. One common application involves using PET for estimating the density of a particular neuroreceptor throughout the brain. Obtaining voxel-level or region-level estimates of receptor density using raw PET data involves several steps, some which could be considered "processing" and others "modeling". This talk will provide an overview of the foundations of PET imaging for neuroreceptor mapping, describe the characteristics of data collected as part of a PET scan, present some modeling challenges, and discuss some approaches to meeting these challenges.

Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Time: 4:00 P.M.
Location: “Central Park” meeting area at the Child Study Center
One Park Avenue (between 32nd and 33rd Streets)
7th Floor
New York, New York

The Series is open to all; RSVPs are requested.
Due to new security procedures at One Park Ave., those wishing to attend
who do not have an NYU ID are required to RSVP.
To do so, please contact Cielo Diaz at or 646-754-5195.

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