Biomedical Image Analysis is a research area where new methods and techniques for depicting anatomy and function of the human body and its organs are developed and studied. An important area in this field is the development of non-invasive imaging biomarkers. One example of such biomarkers is fat infiltration in the liver, muscles and other organs.
Earlier, this has commonly been assessed using biopsies, which is often painful and may expose the patient to a risk for complications. By using quantitative magnetic resonance imaging, fat infiltration in various organs can be assessed in a painless and harmless way.