2010 Winter Project Week RegistrationCaseLibrary

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The 3DSlicer Registration Case Library Project

Key Investigators

  • BWH: Dominik Meier, Ron Kikinis
  • Kitware: Casey Goodlett


This work is part of a 2-year effort to supplement the 3DSlicer Registration Module with extensive set of documentation, tutorials and use case scenarios. We seek to build a comprehensive library of use cases for every form of registration challenge using 3DSlicer. Each library entry will contain a dataset along with Registration Parameter Presets and a guided tutorial on how to successfully register the images.

We also have a Registration Breakout Session on Tuesday 1-2pm (Amethyst Room). If registration is on your processing list, please drop in, have a look at what's new, and share your thoughts.

Approach, Plan

The use case library relies mainly on user contributions for content. There is an official call for datasets to all slicer users to consider a unique time-limited service for any dataset/registration problem that is not yet in the library. Users who agree to share one anonymized dataset for the library will have that dataset registered by us and the solution and strategies posted. Look here for an example of a library entry.
Our plan for the project week is to first get a survey of all projects using registration. We hope to catch most of these projects from reviewing these project description pages, so it is important that if you use registration in your procedure, please make sure to mention explicitly. We will collect as many example cases as possible, and select a few focus cases with particularly vexing registration challenges and begin to develop the appropriate tailored registration strategies.


  • List of contacts for new use cases: see below
  • insights/comments on registration settings/setting changes that made a difference go here
  • Notes re. user insights/comments/wishes on registration go here

Progress: Target Projects

The projects below have been tentatively identified as having registration ties. We will seek discussion with these projects during the week. If your project is listed here, I will try to discuss the registration aspects at some point during the week. Type and length of discussion will vary greatly. Text next to each project below identifies the registration link.

Progress: Notes

  • consider a priority matrix for each case that lists the requirements for robustness, precision, speed. E.g. change tracking applications rank high in precision but low in the other two, IGT applications rank high in speed and robustness etc.
  • MIDAS: discussed with Steve & Casey the use of MIDAS server to host the case library; this would enable additional use of library cases for automated testing