Welcome to Vision Lab - University of Antwerp

iMinds - Vision Lab

The Vision Lab is a research lab of the Department of Physics of the University of Antwerp. Vision Lab's main research area is the development of novel image reconstruction, processing and analysis methods, which are applied in the domain of Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and Remote Sensing. Since its foundation in 1992, about 20 PhD's have been defended and 7 spin-off companies have been founded. Latest spin-off: IcoMetrix.


Tomography is an imaging technique in which a 3D image of an object or patient is reconstructed from a series of 2D projection images. At the Vision Lab, novel reconstruction methods for tomography are developed and applied on all scales and imaging modalities, ranging from electron microsocopy, preclinical research, and medical research to industrial CT.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging technique used to visualize detailed internal structures. In the Vision Lab, the processing and analysis of anatomical, functional and diffusion-weighted MRI data is being studied. Topics of research include the development of techniques for image denoising, image reconstruction, statistical data modeling, parameter estimation, higher order diffusion modeling and fiber tractography.

Remote Sensing

Remote Sensing is the research area in which earth's surface is studied, usually using the reflectance spectrum of the sun. Vision Lab has built expertise in the processing and analysis of multispectral and hyperspectral remote sensing images. Topics of research include the development of techniques for image denoising, restoration, fusion, segmentation, classification and spectral unmixing. Main application domains are vegetation monitoring for which we collaborate with the Teleprocessing group of VITO (Flemish Institute for Technological Research).

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From 9 to 11 April 2014, the iMinds-Vision Lab organizes a training session entitled "Unleashing the ASTRA Tomography Toolbox". The ASTRA Tomography Toolbox is a MATLAB/Python toolbox of high-performance GPU primitives for 2D and 3D tomography.

We have reached full capacity, and registration is now closed.

In this training, we will introduce the ASTRA Toolbox, and provide you with hands on experience. Hence, participants are asked to bring their own laptop. GPU-servers will be provided with the possibility to access these by remote desktop from your own computer. The Toolbox itself is available for Windows and Linux, but a Mac can also be used with the remote desktop solution.

To make the training even more useful, we encourage bringing your own data sets, so that you can work on familiar data and finish the training with a result that is directly relevant to your own work.

The workshop is supported by COST Action MP1207. For more information or registration, please send an email to Tom Roelandts (tom.roelandts@uantwerpen.be).