Thanks go to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada for funding our research. The authors thank radiologist Dr. Benjamin Wong of the University of British Columbia Hospital for providing expert advice and for manually outlining the brain contours. We also thank Dr. Don Paty and Dr. David Li of the University of British Columbia MS/MRI Group for providing some of the MRI data on which the algorithms were tested. We also thank Dr. Alex MacKay, Dr. Ken Whittall, Andrew, Riddehough and Keith Cover of the University of British Columbia MS/MRI Group for providing expert advice, Dr. DeCarli from the NIH, for providing some of MRI data sets used in these studies, and Benoit Dawant and Steve Hartmann at Vanderbilt University for providing some of the MRI data used in this chapter.
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