Kurt G. Schilling, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Faculty Appointments
Assistant Professor of Radiology & Radiological Sciences Research Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TennesseeB.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
Research Description
Kurt Schilling, PhD, earned his PhD in biomedical engineering from Vanderbilt University, and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS). In 2020, he joined the Vanderbilt faculty as Research Assistant Professor. Dr. Schilling's research is focused on image processing, biomedical modeling of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data, and mapping the human brain, with a focus on diffusion MRI data.

Section: Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science

VUMC email: kurt.g.schilling.1@vumc.org
Nath V, Schilling KG, Parvathaneni P, Huo Y, Blaber JA, Hainline AE, Barakovic M, Romascano D, Rafael-Patino J, Frigo M, Girard G, Thiran JP, Daducci A, Rowe M, Rodrigues P, Prckovska V, Aydogan DB, Sun W, Shi Y, Parker WA, Ould Ismail AA, Verma R, Cabeen RP, Toga AW, Newton AT, Wasserthal J, Neher P, Maier-Hein K, Savini G, Palesi F, Kaden E, Wu Y, He J, Feng Y, Paquette M, Rheault F, Sidhu J, Lebel C, Leemans A, Descoteaux M, Dyrby TB, Kang H, Landman BA. Tractography reproducibility challenge with empirical data (TraCED): The 2017 ISMRM diffusion study group challenge. J Magn Reson Imaging [print-electronic]. 2020 Jan; 51(1): 234-49. PMID: 31179595, PMCID: PMC6900461, DOI: 10.1002/jmri.26794, ISSN: 1522-2586.

Schilling KG, Landman BA. AI in MRI: A case for grassroots deep learning [letter]. Magn Reson Imaging [print-electronic]. 2019 Dec; 64: 1-3. PMID: 31283972, PII: S0730-725X(19)30437-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.mri.2019.07.004, ISSN: 1873-5894.

Schilling KG, Blaber J, Huo Y, Newton A, Hansen C, Nath V, Shafer AT, Williams O, Resnick SM, Rogers B, Anderson AW, Landman BA. Synthesized b0 for diffusion distortion correction (Synb0-DisCo). Magn Reson Imaging [print-electronic]. 2019 Dec; 64: 62-70. PMID: 31075422, PMCID: PMC6834894, PII: S0730-725X(18)30617-9, DOI: 10.1016/j.mri.2019.05.008, ISSN: 1873-5894.

Gore JC, Li M, Gao Y, Wu TL, Schilling KG, Huang Y, Mishra A, Newton AT, Rogers BP, Chen LM, Anderson AW, Ding Z. Functional MRI and resting state connectivity in white matter - a mini-review. Magn Reson Imaging [print-electronic]. 2019 Nov; 63: 1-11. PMID: 31376477, PMCID: PMC6861686, PII: S0730-725X(19)30477-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.mri.2019.07.017, ISSN: 1873-5894.

Nath V, Schilling KG, Parvathaneni P, Hansen CB, Hainline AE, Huo Y, Blaber JA, Lyu I, Janve V, Gao Y, Stepniewska I, Anderson AW, Landman BA. Deep learning reveals untapped information for local white-matter fiber reconstruction in diffusion-weighted MRI. Magn Reson Imaging [print-electronic]. 2019 Oct; 62: 220-7. PMID: 31323317, PMCID: PMC6748654, PII: S0730-725X(19)30171-7, DOI: 10.1016/j.mri.2019.07.012, ISSN: 1873-5894.

Hainline AE, Nath V, Parvathaneni P, Schilling KG, Blaber JA, Anderson AW, Kang H, Landman BA. A deep learning approach to estimation of subject-level bias and variance in high angular resolution diffusion imaging. Magn Reson Imaging [print-electronic]. 2019 Jun; 59: 130-6. PMID: 30926560, PMCID: PMC6818965, PII: S0730-725X(18)30436-3, DOI: 10.1016/j.mri.2019.03.021, ISSN: 1873-5894.

Schilling KG, Gao Y, Stepniewska I, Janve V, Landman BA, Anderson AW. Histologically derived fiber response functions for diffusion MRI vary across white matter fibers-An ex vivo validation study in the squirrel monkey brain. NMR Biomed [print-electronic]. 2019 Jun; 32(6): e4090. PMID: 30908803, PMCID: PMC6525086, DOI: 10.1002/nbm.4090, ISSN: 1099-1492.

Schilling KG, Yeh FC, Nath V, Hansen C, Williams O, Resnick S, Anderson AW, Landman BA. A fiber coherence index for quality control of B-table orientation in diffusion MRI scans. Magn Reson Imaging [print-electronic]. 2019 May; 58: 82-9. PMID: 30682379, PMCID: PMC6401245, PII: S0730-725X(18)30540-X, DOI: 10.1016/j.mri.2019.01.018, ISSN: 1873-5894.

Schilling KG, Daducci A, Maier-Hein K, Poupon C, Houde JC, Nath V, Anderson AW, Landman BA, Descoteaux M. Challenges in diffusion MRI tractography - Lessons learned from international benchmark competitions. Magn Reson Imaging [print-electronic]. 2019 Apr; 57: 194-209. PMID: 30503948, PMCID: PMC6331218, PII: S0730-725X(18)30516-2, DOI: 10.1016/j.mri.2018.11.014, ISSN: 1873-5894.

Hansen CB, Nath V, Hainline AE, Schilling KG, Parvathaneni P, Bayrak RG, Blaber JA, Irfanoglu O, Pierpaoli C, Anderson AW, Rogers BP, Landman BA. Characterization and correlation of signal drift in diffusion weighted MRI. Magn Reson Imaging [print-electronic]. 2019 Apr; 57: 133-42. PMID: 30468766, PII: S0730-725X(18)30254-6, DOI: 10.1016/j.mri.2018.11.009, ISSN: 1873-5894.

Schilling KG, Gao Y, Li M, Wu TL, Blaber J, Landman BA, Anderson AW, Ding Z, Gore JC. Functional tractography of white matter by high angular resolution functional-correlation imaging (HARFI). Magn Reson Med [print-electronic]. 2019 Mar; 81(3): 2011-24. PMID: 30277272, PMCID: PMC6347525, DOI: 10.1002/mrm.27512, ISSN: 1522-2594.

Schilling KG, Nath V, Hansen C, Parvathaneni P, Blaber J, Gao Y, Neher P, Aydogan DB, Shi Y, Ocampo-Pineda M, Schiavi S, Daducci A, Girard G, Barakovic M, Rafael-Patino J, Romascano D, Rensonnet G, Pizzolato M, Bates A, Fischi E, Thiran JP, Canales-Rodríguez EJ, Huang C, Zhu H, Zhong L, Cabeen R, Toga AW, Rheault F, Theaud G, Houde JC, Sidhu J, Chamberland M, Westin CF, Dyrby TB, Verma R, Rathi Y, Irfanoglu MO, Thomas C, Pierpaoli C, Descoteaux M, Anderson AW, Landman BA. Limits to anatomical accuracy of diffusion tractography using modern approaches. Neuroimage [print-electronic]. 2019 Jan 1/15/2019; 185: 1-11. PMID: 30317017, PMCID: PMC6551229, PII: S1053-8119(18)31988-8, DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.10.029, ISSN: 1095-9572.

Schilling KG, Gao Y, Stepniewska I, Janve V, Landman BA, Anderson AW. Anatomical accuracy of standard-practice tractography algorithms in the motor system - A histological validation in the squirrel monkey brain. Magn Reson Imaging [print-electronic]. 2019 Jan; 55: 7-25. PMID: 30213755, PMCID: PMC6855403, PII: S0730-725X(18)30221-2, DOI: 10.1016/j.mri.2018.09.004, ISSN: 1873-5894.

Schilling KG, Gao Y, Christian M, Janve V, Stepniewska I, Landman BA, Anderson AW. A Web-Based Atlas Combining MRI and Histology of the Squirrel Monkey Brain. Neuroinformatics. 2019 Jan; 17(1): 131-45. PMID: 30006920, PMCID: PMC6330248, PII: 10.1007/s12021-018-9391-z, DOI: 10.1007/s12021-018-9391-z, ISSN: 1559-0089.