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Seminar

Efficient Probabilistic Model Personalization Integrating Uncertainty on Data and Parameters: Application to Eikonal-Diffusion Models in Cardiac Electrophysiolo

Konukoglu, E (Microsoft Research)
Monday 22 August 2011, 16:30-17:00

Seminar Room 1, Newton Institute

Abstract

Biophysical models are increasingly used for medical applications at the organ scale. However, model predictions are rarely associated with a confidence measure although there are important sources of uncertainty in computational physiology methods. For instance, the sparsity and noise of the clinical data used to adjust the model parameters (personalization), and the difficulty in modeling accurately soft tissue physiology. The recent theoretical progresses in stochastic models make their use computationally tractable, but there is still a challenge in estimating patient-specific parameters with such models.

In this talk I will describe an efficient Bayesian inference method for model personalization (parameter estimation) using polynomial chaos and compressed sensing. I will demonstrate the method in the context of cardiac electrophysiology and show how this can help in quantifying the impact of the data characteristics and uncertainty on the personalization (and thus prediction) results.

Described method can be beneficial for the clinical use of personalized models as it explicitly takes into account the uncertainties on the data and the model parameters while still enabling simulations that can be used to optimize treatment. Such uncertainty handling can be pivotal for the proper use of modeling as a clinical tool, because there is a crucial requirement to know the confidence one can have in personalized models.

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