CARS 2012

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Objective:

Over the past seven years, the National Alliance for Medical Image Computing (NA-MIC), one of the seven National Centers for Biomedical Computing (NCBC), part of the NIH Roadmap for medical research, has focused its efforts on the transfer of the latest advances in biomedical image analysis to the clinical and scientific community, through the development and dissemination of open source tools. As part of the NA-MIC toolkit, the 3D Slicer open-source software has been developed as a technology delivery platform that is both easy to use for clinical researchers, and easy to extend for software developers. To foster the translation of NA-MIC technology to clinical research applications, the NA-MIC Training Core has developed a series of courses and tutorials on medical image analysis topics using NA-MIC open-source tools. The goal of this workshop is to provide the members of the CARS community with a practical experience of the image processing and 3D visualization capabilities of NA-MIC tools for image-guided therapy research. The workshop is intended for clinicians and engineers, and will combine a series of lectures and hands-on sessions on image-guided prostate interventions, OpenIGTLink and white matter exploration for neurosurgical planning.

The workshop will be held as part of the 26th International Congress on Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (CARS 2012)

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Dates and Location:

  • Date: Saturday June 30, 2012
  • Location: Palazzo dei Congressi di Pisa, Via Matteotti, 1, Pisa, Italy

Training Faculty

  • Sonia Pujol, Ph.D., Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, USA
  • Gabor Fichtinger, Ph.D., Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  • Noby Hata, Ph.D., Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, USA
  • Junichi Tokuda, Ph.D., Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, USA

Tentative Agenda

  • 9:00-9:10 Introduction
  • 9:10-9:30 Presentation of the NA-MIC (Sonia Pujol)
  • 9:30-10:45 Hands-on session 1: Data Loading and 3D Visualization (Sonia Pujol)
  • 10:45-11:00 Coffee-Break
  • 11:00-12:00 Hands-on session 2: Diffusion Tensor Imaging Tutorial (Sonia Pujol)
  • 12:00-13:30 Lunch Break
  • 13:30-14:00 Image-Guided Therapy Applications for Percutaneuous Interventions (Gabor Fichtinger)
  • 14:00-14:30 Device integration for Image-Guided Therapy (Noby Hata)
  • 14:30-14:45 Coffee-Break
  • 14:45-15:30 Hands-on session 3: Neurosurgical Planning Tutorial (Sonia Pujol)
  • 15:30-16:00 Hands-on Session 4: OpenIGTLink Tutorial (Junichi Tokuda)
  • 16:00-16:10 Slicer resources and community (Sonia Pujol)
  • 16:10-16:30 Concluding remarks and discussion

Registration for the workshop

There is no additional charge to attend the workshop, but pre-registration is required as space is limited, To sign-up for the workshop, please send an e-mail to Sonia Pujol (spujol at bwh dot harvard dot edu) with your contact information and the characteristics of the laptop you'll be bringing to the workshop (OS, RAM, Processor).

Preparation for the Workshop

The workshop combines oral presentations and instructor-led hands-on sessions with the participants working on their own laptop computers. A technical training staff will be providing one-to-one assistance as needed. All participants are required to come with their own computer and install the Slicer4.1software and data. Windows XP, Linux or MacOS Lion are supported. A minimum of 4GB of RAM (8 or more are recommended)and a dedicated graphic accelerator with 1GB of on board graphic memory are required.

Please download the following datasets.

Please download the simulator for the OpenIGTLink Tutorial

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