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** 9am-12pm Breakout Session: [[2009 Project Week Breakout Session: ITK]] (Luis Ibanez)
** 9am-12pm Breakout Session: [[2009 Project Week Breakout Session: ITK]] (Luis Ibanez)
** noon lunch
** noon lunch
** 2:30pm: Breakout Session: [[2009 Project Week Breakout Session: 4D+T Microscopy Cell Dataset Segmentation]] (Alex G.)
** 2:30pm: Breakout Session: [[2009 Project Week Breakout Session: 3D+T Microscopy Cell Dataset Segmentation]] (Alex G.)
** 5:30pm adjourn for day
** 5:30pm adjourn for day
* Thursday
* Thursday

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Introduction to the FIRST JOINT PROJECT WEEK

We are pleased to announce the FIRST JOINT PROJECT WEEK of hands-on research and development activity for Image-Guided Therapy and Neuroscience applications. Participants will engage in open source programming using the NA-MIC Kit, algorithm design, medical imaging sequence development, tracking experiments, and clinical application. The main goal of this event is to move forward the translational research deliverables of the sponsoring centers and their collaborators. Active and potential collaborators are encouraged and welcome to attend this event. This event will be set up to maximize informal interaction between participants.

Active preparation will begin on Thursday, April 16th at 3pm ET, with a kick-off teleconference. Invitations to this call will be sent to members of the sponsoring communities, their collaborators, past attendees of the event, as well as any parties who have expressed an interest in working with these centers. The main goal of the kick-off call is to get an idea of which groups/projects will be active at the upcoming event, and to ensure that there is sufficient coverage for all. Subsequent teleconferences will allow for more focused discussions on individual projects and allow the hosts to finalize the project teams, consolidate any common components, and identify topics that should be discussed in breakout sessions. In the final days leading upto the meeting, all project teams will be asked to fill in a template page on this wiki that describes the objectives and plan of their projects.

The event itself will start off with a short presentation by each project team, driven using their previously created description, and will help all participants get acquainted with others who are doing similar work. In the rest of the week, about half the time will be spent in breakout discussions on topics of common interest of subsets of the attendees, and the other half will be spent in project teams, doing hands-on project work. The hands-on activities will be done in 30-50 small teams of size 2-4, each with a mix of multi-disciplinary expertise. To facilitate this work, a large room at MIT will be setup with several tables, with internet and power access, and each computer software development based team will gather on a table with their individual laptops, connect to the internet to download their software and data, and be able to work on their projects. Teams working on projects that require the use of medical devices will proceed to Brigham and Women's Hospital and carry out their experiments there. On the last day of the event, a closing presentation session will be held in which each project team will present a summary of what they accomplished during the week.

This event is part of the translational research efforts of NA-MIC, NCIGT, NAC, Harvard Catalyst, and CIMIT. It is an expansion of the NA-MIC Summer Project Week that has been held annually since 2005. It will be held every summer at MIT and Brigham and Womens Hospital in Boston, typically during the last full week of June, and in Salt Lake City in the winter, typically during the second week of January.

A summary of all past NA-MIC Project Events that this FIRST JOINT EVENT is based on is available here.



The list of projects for this week will go here.

  1. Prostate Robotics (Junichi, Sam, Nathan Cho, Jack), - Mon, Tue, Thursday 7pm-midnight)
  2. 4D Imaging - currently used for Lung Perfusion (Junichi, Dan Blezek?, Steve, Alex G?)
  3. Liver Ablation in Slicer (Haiying, Georgetown?)
  4. SLicer3 and Brainlab - introduction to UCLA (Haiying, Xenios, Pratik, Nathan Hageman)
  5. Adaptive Radiotherapy - Deformable registration and DICOMRT (Greg Sharp, Steve, Wendy)
  6. gpu based registration acceleration (James Balter, Greg Sharp, Alark Joshi?, Aditya K., Yogesh Rathi?, Jimi Malcolm, Sandy Wells, Tina Kapur)
  7. Brain DTI Atlas? (Florin, Utah, UNC, GeorgiaTech)
  8. Xnat user interface improvements for NA-MIC (Dan M, Tina, Florin, Ron, Wendy)
  9. xnat and DICOMRT (Greg Sharp, Dan M) - might be done?
  10. Xnat user clinic - combine with data clinic
  11. xnat programmer clinic
  12. Grid Wizard+xnat clinic (Clement)
  13. ?Fluid Mechanincs Module (Nathan Hageman)
  14. ?DTI digital phantom generator to create validation data sets - webservice/cmdlin module/binaries are downloadable from UCLA (Nathan Hageman)
  15. Cortical Thickness Pipeline (Clement, Ipek)
  16. Demo Brainlab/Slicer in BWH OR (Haiying, Nathan Hageman)
  17. Skull Stripping (Xiadong)

IGT Projects:

  1. port 4d gated ultrasound code to Slicer - (Danielle)
  2. integration of stereo video into Slicer (Mehdi)
  3. multi-modality statistical toolbox for MR T1, T2, fMRI, DTI data (Diego, sylvain jaume, nicholas, noby)
  4. neuroendoscope workflow presentation (sebastien barre)
  5. slicer integration of mri compatible prostate biopsy robot(sid, queens)
  6. breakout session on Dynamic Patient Models (James Balter)
  7. gpu acceleration of 2d-3d registration (james balter, greg sharp, sandy wells, noby hata, terry peters proxy)

NA-MIC Engineering Projects

  1. DICOM Validation and Cleanup Tool (Luis, Sid, Steve, Greg)
  2. Using ITK in python (Steve, Demian, Jim)
  3. VTK 3d Widgets in Slicer3 (Nicole, Will/Karthik)
  4. Update to Slicer3 Colors module (Nicole)
  5. EM Segmenter (Sylvain, Nicolas)
  6. Plug-in 3D Viewer based on XIP (Lining)
  7. IAFE Mesh Modules - improvements and testing (Curt, Steve, Vince)
  8. Informatics workflow Design (Wen, Steve, Dan M, Dan B)


  1. Please make sure that you are on the http://public.kitware.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/na-mic-project-week mailing list
  2. Join the kickoff TCON on April 16, 3pm ET.
  3. June 18 TCON at 3pm ET to tie loose ends. Anyone with un-addressed questions should call.
  4. By 3pm ET on June 11, 2009: 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.
  5. By 3pm on June 18, 2009: Create a directory for each project on the NAMIC Sandbox (Zack)
    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. (Zack)
  6. 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...

Attendee List

If you plan to attend, please add your name here.

  1. Ron Kikinis, BWH
  2. Ferenc Jolesz, BWH
  3. Clare Tempany, BWH
  4. Tina Kapur, BWH
  5. Steve Pieper, Isomics Inc
  6. Jim Miller, GE Research
  7. Xiaodong Tao, GE Research
  8. Bill Lorensen, EAB
  9. Randy Gollub, MGH
  10. Nicole Aucoin, BWH
  11. Dan Marcus, WUSTL
  12. Junichi Tokuda, BWH
  13. Alex Gouaillard, Harvard Systems Biology
  14. Arnaud Gelas, Harvard Systems Biology
  15. Kishore Mosanliganti, Harvard Systems Biology
  16. Lydie Souhait, Harvard Systems Biology
  17. Luis Ibanez, Kitware Inc
  18. Vincent Magnotta, UIowa
  19. Hans Johnson, UIowa
  20. Xenios Papademetris, Yale
  21. Gregory S. Fischer, WPI (Mon, Tue, Wed)
  22. Daniel Blezek, Mayo (Tue-Fri)
  23. Danielle Pace, Robarts Research Institute / UWO
  24. Clement Vachet, UNC-Chapel Hill
  25. Dave Welch, UIowa
  26. Demian Wassermann, Odyssée lab, INRIA, France
  27. Manasi Ramachandran, UIowa
  28. Greg Sharp, MGH
  29. Rui Li, MGH
  30. Mehdi Esteghamatian, Robarts Research Institute / UWO
  31. Misha Milchenko, WUSTL
  32. Kevin Archie, WUSTL
  33. Tim Olsen, WUSTL
  34. Wendy Plesniak BWH
  35. Haiying Liu BWH
  36. Curtis Lisle, KnowledgeVis / Isomics
  37. Diego Cantor, Robarts Research Institute / UWO
  38. Daniel Haehn, BWH
  39. Nicolas Rannou, BWH
  40. Sylvain Jaume, MIT
  41. Alex Yarmarkovich, Isomics
  42. Marco Ruiz, UCSD
  43. Andriy Fedorov, BWH
  44. Harish Doddi, Stanford University
  45. Saikat Pal, Stanford University
  46. Scott Hoge, BWH
  47. Vandana Mohan, Georgia Tech
  48. Ivan Kolosev, Georgia Tech
  49. Behnood Gholami, Georgia Tech
  50. James Balter, U Michigan
  51. Dan McShan, U Michigan
  52. Zhou Shen, U Michigan
  53. Maria Francesca Spadea, Italy
  54. Lining Yang, Siemens Corporate Research
  55. Beatriz Paniagua, UNC-Chapel Hill
  56. Bennett Landman, Johns Hopkins University
  57. Snehashis Roy, Johns Hopkins University


  • Dates: June 22-26, 2009
  • Location: MIT. Grier Rooms A & B: 34-401A & 34-401B.
  • Registration Fee: $260 (covers the cost of breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks for the week). Due by Friday, June 12th, 2009. Please make checks out to "Massachusetts Institute of Technology" and mail to: Donna Kaufman, MIT, 77 Massachusetts Ave., 38-409a, Cambridge, MA 02139. Receipts will be provided by email as checks are received. Please send questions to dkauf at mit.edu. If this is your first event and you are attending for only one day, the registration fee is waived. Please let us know, so that we can cover the costs with one of our grants.
  • Registration Method Add your name to the Attendee List section of this page
  • Hotel: We have a group rate of $189/night (plus tax) at the Le Meridien (which used to be the Hotel at MIT). Please click here to reserve. This rate is good only through June 1.
  • Here is some information about several other Boston area hotels that are convenient to NA-MIC events: Boston_Hotels. Summer is tourist season in Boston, so please book your rooms early.
  • 2009 Summer Project Week Template
  • Last Year's Projects as a reference
  • For hosting projects, we are planning to make use of the NITRC resources. See Information about NITRC Collaboration