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Introduction to NA-MIC Project Week

Please read an introduction about these events here.

NA-MIC DBP Roadmap Projects

Please note that these projects correspond to four clinical Roadmap application projects that will be pursued in focused parallel tracks at the meeting, each corresponding to a DBP problem.

  1. Stochastic tractography of the arcuate fasciculus in schizophrenia (Marek Kubicki, Tri Ngo, Doug Markant) [Harvard Roadmap Project: Stochastic Tractography for VCFS]
  2. Cortical thickness analysis of pediatric brains (Heather Cody Hazlett, Martin Styner, Clement Vachet, Jim Miller) [UNC Roadmap Project: Cortical Thickness Measurement for Autism]
  3. Towards an end to end lesion analysis feature in Slicer3 (Mark Scully, Jeremy Bockholt, Brad Davis, Marcel Prastawa, Sonia Pujol, Vincent Magnotta)[MIND Roadmap Project: Brain Lesion Analysis in Lupus]
  4. Robotic Prostate Interventions (David Gobbi, Csaba Csoma, Junichi Tokuda, Katie Hayes)[JHU Roadmap Project: Segmentation and Registration for Robotic Prostate Intervention]
  5. MRI-US Prostate Segmentation, (Yi Gao, Ponnappan Arumuganainar, John Melonakos, Allen Tannenbaum, Gabor Fichtinger, Xiaodong Tao)

Other NA-MIC Projects

  1. Groupwise Registration and Atlas Building (Brad Davis, Serdar Balci, Casey Goodlett)
  2. Optimization for B-Spline based Registration (Serdar Balci, Luis Ibanez, Polina Golland)
  3. Joint Segmentation and Classification of MR Images Based on Structure-specific Affine Registration (Mert Sabuncu, Kilian Pohl, Xiaodong Tao)
  4. Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex Segmentation (Marek Kubicki, Sylvain Bouix, John Melonakos, Brad Davis, Polina Golland)
  5. Incorporating DTI data into entropy-based particle system for cortical correspondence (Ipek Oguz, Josh Cates, Tom Fletcher, Martin Styner, Xiaodong Tao)
  6. Integrating population based DTI tools into NAMIC Kit (Casey Goodlett, Alex Yarmakovich)
  7. Application of population based DTI tools to Schizophrenia (Casey Goodlett, Alex Yarmakovich, Marek Kubicki)
  8. Geodesic Tractography Segmentation, (John Melonakos, Luis Ibanez, Marek Kubicki)
  9. Fluid Mechanics Based DTI Tractography (Nathan Hageman,Alex Yarmakovich, Jim Miller)
  10. MRML Scenes for the Execution Model including Transforms (Jim Miller, Brad Davis, Nicole Aucoin, Alex Yarmarkovich, Steve Pieper)
  11. Unstructured Grids and Mesh Support (Curt, Alex, Steve, Will, Vince, Bob O'Bara)
  12. Python Support in Slicer 3 (Luca Antiga, Dan Blezek)
  13. Transform hardening in MRML (Luca Antiga, Steve Pieper)
  14. MRML support for out of core processing with fMRI and DTI as use cases (Steve Pieper, Jim Miller, Wendy Plesniak, Alex Yarmakovich, Will Schroeder)
  15. Event broker in Slicer3 (Jim Miller, Steve Pieper, Alex Yarmakovich, Luca Antiga, Dan Blezek)
  16. CPack, CTest, CMake infrastructure Improvements(Katie Hayes, Steve Pieper, Bill Hoffman, Sebastien Barre, Will Schroeder)
  17. Slicer GUI Style Guide and Cookbook (Wendy Plesniak, Sebastien Barre)
  18. Volume rendering (Andy Freudling, Steve Pieper, Benjamin Grauer)
  19. Volume rendering using Cuda (Benjamin Grauer, Nobuhiko Hata)
  20. 3D W Widgets and Picking (Will Schroeder, Nicole Aucoin, Curt Lisle, Kiran Shivana)
  21. XNAT Integration (Dan Marcus, Steve Pieper, Stephen Aylward, Jeff Grethe, Julien Jomier, Kevin Archie, Misha Milchenko)
  22. KWWidgets Roadmap (Sebastien Barre, Wendy Plesniak, Katie Hayes)

External Collaborations

  1. Astronomical coordinate system support [Harvard IIC] (Mike Halle, Douglas Alan, Steve Pieper)
  2. New Meshing Techniques into NA-MIC [Univ. of Iowa] (Vince Magnotta and Nicole Grosland, )
  3. Meshing Workflow into Slicer [Univ. of Iowa] (Curt Lisle, Nicole Grosland, Vince Magnotta, Kiran Shivana, Steve Pieper, Brad Davis)
  4. Evaluating NA-MIC Tools for Small Animal Imaging Workflows [NCI] (Curt Lisle, Jack Collins, Killian Pohl)
  5. IGSTK-Slicer [Georgetown] (Haiying Liu, Patrick Cheng, Noby Hata, Junichi Tokuda, Luis Ibanez, Steve Pieper)
  6. Japanese Intelligent Surgical Instrument Project [AIST] (Noby Hata, Chinzei, Hong)
  7. GoFigure:High-Level Microscopy Image analysis Application and Algorithms [CalTech-Harvard Medical School] (Alex G, Sean Megason, Arnaud Gelas?, Stephen Aylward)
  8. Doing microscopy image analysis with Slicer3 [The Ohio State University](Kishore Mosaliganti, Raghu Machiraju, Brad Davis,Stephen Aylward, Steve Pieper)
  9. fMRI Analysis with Slicer 3 [The Ohio State University](Firdaus Janoos,Raghu Machiraju, Luis Ibanez,Steve Pieper, Wendy Plesniak)
  10. Resampling DTIs with Slicer 3 (Francois Budin, Sylvain Bouix, Xiaodong Tao)
  11. Analyzing fMRI and concurrent EEG with Slicer and SCIRun [BWH] (Padma Sundaram)
  12. Bayesian hierarchical models for fMRI variance components analysis (Kinh Tieu, Sandy Wells, Jim Miller)



  • The All Hands Meeting and External Advisory Board Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 10th.
  • Project Activities will be held rest of the week between Monday, January 7th and Friday, January 11th.

Venue: The venue for the meeting is Marriot City Center, Salt Lake City, Utah Mariott City Center, Salt Lake City, Utah. (Floorplan). To reserve rooms at the meeting rate of $129/night, please call the hotel at 1-801-961-8700 or 1-866-961-8700 (toll free) and mention that you are attending the NAMIC meeting. Please note that we do need attendees to use this hotel in order to not incur additional charges for the use of conference rooms.

Registration: We are charging a registration fee to all participants. The fee covers the costs of the facilities and food provided. In order to keep the fee low, we need to get a sufficient number of hotel nights by our participants. See above for more on this. Please click here for online registration. This registration must be completed by Friday, December 14, 2007.

Please note that this information can also be found here.

(This is a checklist for the onsite planning items)


Agenda for AHM 2008 and Project Week


  1. Please make sure that you are on the na-mic-project-week mailing list
  2. November 29, 2007: Kickoff TCON#1 (w/ NA-MIC Engeering Core only) to discuss Projects and Assign/Verify Teams
  3. December 6, 2007: TCON#2 with all participants to Assign/Verify Teams
  4. December 13, 2007: TCON#3 with Breakout Session owners to review agendas
  5. December 20, 2007: TCON#4 to discuss outstanding projects and teams
  6. By December 20, 2008: Complete a templated wiki page for your project. Please do not edit the template page itself, but create a new page for your project and cut-and-paste the text from this template page. If you have questions, please send an email to tkapur at bwh.harvard.edu.
  7. January 3, 2008: TCON#5 to discuss outstanding projects and teams
  8. January 3, 2008: Create a directory for each project on the NAMIC Sandbox (Zack)
    1. Ask Zack for a Sandbox account
    2. 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)
    3. 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.)
    4. 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. (Zack)
  9. 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...

Previous Project Events

A history of all the programming/project events in NA-MIC is available by following this link.