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===Structural Analysis===
===Structural Analysis===
*EMSegmentation Validation (Brad Davis, Sylvain Bouix)
*EMSegmentation Validation (Brad Davis, Sylvain Bouix)
*vtkITK wrapper for rule based segmentation (Brad Davis, John Melonakos, Marek Kubiki)
*vtkITK wrapper for rule based segmentation (Brad Davis, John Melonakos, Marek Kubicki)
** Application of the Slicer2 module on DBP data
** Application of the Slicer2 module on DBP data
** Conversion to Slicer3
** Conversion to Slicer3

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Dates: June 25-29, 2007

Location: MIT. Grier Rooms A & B: 34-401A & 34-401B.

Registration Fee: $200 (this will cover the cost of breakfast and lunch for the week). Due by Tuesday, June 19, 2007. Please make checks out to "Massachusetts Institute of Technology" and mail to: Donna Kaufman, MIT, 77 Massachusetts Ave., 38-409b, Cambridge, MA 02139

If you are attending for one day only, the registration fee is not required.

Hotel: There is no official hotel for the meeting. Here is some information about Boston area hotels that are convenient to NA-MIC events: Boston_Hotels. Summer is tourist season in Boston, so please book your rooms early.

Introduction to NA-MIC Project Week

This is a week of hands on activity -- programming using the NA-MIC Kit, algorithm design, and clinical application -- that has become one of the major events in the NA-MIC calendar. A full week of hands on activities is held in the summer at MIT (typically the last week of June), and for half a week in Salt Lake City in the winter (typically the second week of January). The main goal of these events if to move forward the deliverables of NA-MIC. NA-MIC participants and their collaborators are welcome to attend.

  • NA-MIC Members: Participation in this event is voluntary -- if you don't think this will help you move forward in your work, there is no obligation to attend.
  • Ideal candidates are those who want to contribute to the NA-MIC Kit, and those who can help make it happen.
  • This is not an introduction to the components of the NA-MIC Kit.
  • NA-MIC Core 1 (Algorithms) - bring your algorithms and code to work on in the company of Core 2 engineers and Core 3 scientists.
  • NA-MIC Core 2 (Engineering) - bring your code for infrastructure and applications to extend the NA-MIC Kit capabiliities, integrate Core 1 algorithms, and refine worflows for Core 3.
  • NA-MIC Core 3 (DBP) - bring your data to work on with the NA-MIC Kit and get assistance and provide feedback to Core 1 scientists and Core 2 engineers.
  • External Collaborators - if you are working on a project that uses the NA-MIC kit, and want to participate to get help from NA-MIC Engineering, please send an email to Tina Kapur (tkapur at bwh.harvard.edu). Please note that the event is open to people outside NA-MIC, subject to availability.
  • Everyone should bring a laptop. We will have three or four projectors.
  • About half the time will be spent working on projects and the other half in project related discussions.
  • You do need to be actively working on a NA-MIC related project in order to make this investment worthwhile for everyone.


  • Monday
    • noon-1pm lunch
    • 1-3:30pm Introduce Projects using 4-block slides (all Project Leads)
    • 3:30-5:30pm Start project work
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
    • 8:30am breakfast
    • noon lunch
    • 3:30-5pm Special topic breakout: TBD
    • 5:30pm adjourn for day
  • Friday
    • 8:30am breakfast
    • 10am-noon: Project Progress using 4-block slides
    • noon lunch boxes and adjourn


  1. Please make sure that you are on the na-mic-programming-week mailing list
  2. May 3, 2007: Kickoff TCON#1 to discuss Engr Core Projects and Assign/Verify Teams
  3. May 10, 2007: TCON#2 to discuss Projects and Assign/Verify Teams
  4. May 17, 2007: TCON#3 to discuss outstanding projects and teams from previous week
  5. May 17, 2007: Create a Wiki page per project (the participants must do this, hopefully jointly)
  6. May 31, 2007: Create a directory for each project on the NAMIC Sandbox (Andy)
    1. Commit on each sandbox directory the code examples/snippets that represent our first guesses of appropriate methods. (Luis and Steve will help with this, as needed)
    2. Gather test images in any of the Data sharing resources we have (e.g. the BIRN). These ones don't have to be many. At least three different cases, so we can get an idea of the modality-specific characteristics of these images. Put the IDs of these data sets on the wiki page. (the participants must do this.)
    3. Setup nightly tests on a separate Dashboard, where we will run the methods that we are experimenting with. The test should post result images and computation time. (Andy)
  7. By 3pm ET on June 14, 2007: Complete the top half of this powerpoint template for each project. Upload and link to the right place.
  8. June 14, 2007: TCON#3 Review of 4-Blocks (Structural, DTI, Collaboration, Other)
  9. June 21, 2007: TCON#4 Review of 4-Blocks (NA-MIC Kit)
  10. Please note that by the time we get to the project event, we should be trying to close off a project milestone rather than starting to work on one...



These are projects by the new set of DBPS:

Structural Analysis

  • EMSegmentation Validation (Brad Davis, Sylvain Bouix)
  • vtkITK wrapper for rule based segmentation (Brad Davis, John Melonakos, Marek Kubicki)
    • Application of the Slicer2 module on DBP data
    • Conversion to Slicer3

Diffusion Image Analysis


  • Slicer3
    • QDEC integration into Slicer3 (Nicole Aucoin BWH, Kevin Teich MGH, Nick Schmansky MGH, Doug Greve MGH, Gheorghe Postelnicu MGH, Steve Pieper Isomics)
    • Display Optimization (Raimundo Sierra, David Gobbi, Steve Pieper)
    • MRML Scenes for the Execution Model, including transforms (Jim Miller, Brad Davis, Nicole Aucoin, Steve Pieper)
    • Support for Unstructured Grids (Steve, Nicole, Alex, Curt)
    • Python support in Slicer3 (Luca, Steve, depends on Dan's availability)
    • CPack, Ctest infrastructure improvements (Andy, Katie, Steve)
    • Drafting Human Interface and Slicer Style Guidelines (Wendy)
  • Slicer2

External Collaborations

Non-Medical Collaborations

Attendee List

  1. Kilian Pohl, BWH, Core 1
  2. John Melonakos, Georgia Tech, Core 1
  3. Casey Goodlett, UNC, Core 1
  4. W. Bryan Smith, UCSD/NCMIR, Core 2 (Tentative)
  5. Jim Miller, GE Core 2
  6. Steve Pieper, Isomics, Core 2
  7. Katie Hayes, BWH, Core 2
  8. Dan Blezek, GE Core 2
  9. Tina Kapur, BWH, Core 6
  10. Ron Kikinis, Core 7, PI
  11. Peter Kazanzides, JHU, Collaborator
  12. Wendy Plesniak, BWH, Collaborator
  13. Luca Antiga, Mario Negri Institute, Collaborator
  14. Sylvain Bouix, BWH, Core 3
  15. Marek Kubicki, BWH, Core 3
  16. Chris Wyatt, Virginia Tech, Collaborator
  17. Nicole Aucoin, BWH, Core 2
  18. Will Schroeder, Kitware, Core 2
  19. Yumin Yuan, Kitware, Core 2
  20. Brad Davis, Kitware, Core 2
  21. Stephen Aylward, Kitware, Collaborator
  22. Raimundo Sierra, BWH, Core 2
  23. Clare Tempany, BWH Collaborator
  24. Noby Hata, BWH Collaborator (June 25 only)
  25. Haiying Liu, BWH Collaborator
  26. Alex Yarmarkovich, Isomics, Core 2
  27. Vincent Magnotta, University of Iowa, Collaborator
  28. Hans Johnson, University of Iowa, Collaborator
  29. Gary E. Christensen, University of Iowa, Collaborator
  30. Joo Hyun (Paul) Song, University of Iowa, Gary's student
  31. Xiujuan Geng, University of Iowa, Gary's student
  32. Jake Nickel, University of Iowa, Gary's student
  33. Nick Kiguta, University of Iowa, Gary's student
  34. Kunlin Cao, University of Iowa, Gary's student
  35. James Harris, University of Iowa, Gary's student
  36. Rhiannon Carlson, University of Iowa, Gary's student
  37. Jeff Hawley, University of Iowa, Gary's student
  38. Skip Talbot, Northwestern University, Collaborator
  39. Alex Kogan, Northwestern University, Collaborator
  40. Vladimir Kleper, Northwestern University, Collaborator
  41. Pat Mongkolwat, Northwestern University, Collaborator
  42. Csaba Csoma, Johns Hopkins University, Collaborator
  43. David Gobbi, Queen's University, Collaborator
  44. Kai Ding, University of Iowa, Gary's student
  45. H. Jeremy Bockholt, The MIND Institute, DBP2:MIND PI
  46. Mark Scully, The MIND Institute, DBP2:MIND software engineer
  47. Sumner Williams, The MIND Institute, Magnotta/Johnson/Bockholt BRAINS grant software engineer
  48. Greg Sharp, MGH, Collaborator
  49. Lauren O'Donnell, BWH
  50. Raul San Jose, BWH