2009 Winter Project Week

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Introduction to NA-MIC Project Week

Please read an introduction about these events here.


Please click here for Dates, Venue, and Registration for this event.


Please click here for the agenda for AHM 2009 and Project Week.


Please note:

The following is a list of all projects that will be pursued at this meeting.

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. Harvard Roadmap Project: Stochastic Tractography for VCFS
    1. Tubular Surface Segmentation for fiber bundle extraction (Vandana Mohan GATech, Allen Tannenbaum GATech, Marek Kubicki BWH, Stephen Aylward Kitware)
    2. Stochastic Tractograhy Tool for Slicer (Marek Kubicki BWH, Julien de Siebenthal BWH, Steve Pieper Isomics)
    3. Evaluation of basic Slicer 3.0 Functionality from a User Perspective (Doug Terry BWH, Marek Kubicki BWH, Sylvain Bouix BWH, Steve Pieper, Wendy Plesniak, Nicole Aucoin)
    4. Group analysis of DTI fiber bundles (Casey Goodlett, Guido Gerig, Marek Kubicki, Sylvain Bouix)
  2. UNC Roadmap Project: Cortical Thickness Measurement for Autism
    1. Local Cortical Thickness Pipeline (Clement Vachet, Martin Styner, Heather Cody Hazlett, Marc Niethammer, Ipek Oguz)
    2. Regional Cortical Thickness Pipeline (Cedric Mathieu, Clement Vachet, Martin Styner, Heather Cody Hazlett)
  3. MIND Roadmap Project: Brain Lesion Analysis in Lupus
    1. Slicer High Level Wizard Project(Steve Pieper, Mark Scully, Jeremy Bockholt)
    2. Review of Lesion Algorithms(Ross Whitaker, Vincent Magnotta, Marcel Prastawa, Mark Scully, Jeremy Bockholt)
    3. Determine Requirements of Longitudinal Lesion Analyses(Jeremy Bockholt, Marcel Prastawa, Mark Scully, Andriy Fedorov)
  4. JHU Roadmap Project: Segmentation and Registration for Robotic Prostate Intervention
    1. Generating a Model of a Stereotactic Frame for Neurosurgery (Rares Crisan, Queens, Gabor Fichtinger, Queens, Katie Hayes, BWH)

Other NA-MIC Projects

  1. Fluid mechanics tractography and visualization (Nathan Hageman UCLA)
  2. UCLA BrainLab/Slicer Neurosurgery Preoperative Tumor Planning - using Slicer and its link to BrainLab to investigate whether different tractography methods aid in preoperative planning of tumor resection.(Nathan Hageman UCLA)
  3. Development of FEM / FVM solver library in ITK/VTK (and/or Python?) (Nathan Hageman UCLA, Vince, Luca, Steve)
  4. Transform Management(Jim Miller)
  5. Interactive 3D Widgets - Introduce new interactors into Slicer; extensions to current widgets to support Slicer (Karthik, Will Schroeder, Nicole Aucoin)
  6. Using ITK in VTK Pipelines (Jim, Steve)
  7. User Interface Flexible Layouts (Wendy, Jim, Steve, Sebastien, Ron)
  8. Python interface completion and packaging - Fortran and openssl problems (Luca, Steve, Demian)
  9. Two-tensor tractography in Slicer using Python and Teem (Madeleine Seeland, C-F Westin, Xiaodong Tao)
  10. Diffusion Tensor Invariant gradients and rotation tangents in Python and Teem (Peter Savadjiev, C-F Westin, Luis Ibanez)
  11. Automated GUI testing (Sebastien, Interested User: Vince)
  12. Slicer Colors Module update (Nicole)
  13. Volume Rendering (Alex, Curt, Nicholas)
  14. XNAT Desktop BatchMake integration & Slicer interface (Dan Marcus, Stephen Aylward, Wendy Plesniak, Curt Lisle)
  15. Cortical correspondence using DTI (Ipek, Martin, Xiaodong)
  16. Command Line Program Testing (Lorensen, Ron)
  17. Vessel Segmentation in Slicer using VMTK (Daniel Haehn, Luca Antiga)
  18. Exploring Functional Connectivity in fMRI via Clustering (Archana Venkataraman, Marek Kubicki, Polina Golland)
  19. Compiler Warnings:Slicer3's Graffiti (Lorensen, NA-MIC)
  20. Measuring dynamics of tumor growth in Slicer3 with ChangeTracker (Andriy Fedorov)
  21. GWE integration with catalog files (Marco)
  22. ITK level set solution for cell segmentation in microscopy datasets (part of Gofigure) (Kishore mosaliganti)
  23. ITK surface processing filters: Smoothing, spherical parameterization (part of Gofigure) (Alex. Gouaillard)
  24. VTK widgets for manual segmentation and manual validation of segmentation (part of Gofigure) (Arnaud Gelas)
  25. Integration of Utah registration and segmentation methods as Slicer plugins (Marcel Prastawa)

External Collaborations


  1. Please make sure that you are on the na-mic-project-week mailing list
  2. Starting Thursday, October 16th, part of the weekly Thursday 3pm NA-MIC Engineering TCON will be used to prepare for this meeting. The schedule for these preparatory calls is as follows:
    • October 16: Engineering Infrastructure Projects
    • October 23: Funded External Collaboration Projects
    • November 6: DPB Projects
    • November 20: New Collaborations
    • December 4: Other Projects
    • December 18: Loose Ends
  3. By December 17, 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.
  4. By December 17, 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)
  5. FINAL TCON: December 18th 3pm ET to tie loose ends
  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...

Previous Project Events

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