2012 Progress Report HIGHLIGHTS
THIS IS A PLACEHOLDER -- NOT YET COMPLETED
The scope of NA-MIC activities includes advanced medical image analysis research combined with leading edge software processes and computational platforms. To reflect these activities, the NA-MIC Computer Science Core efforts are organized around two teams: Algorithms and Engineering. Their joint output is the NA-MIC Kit which embodies a comprehensive set of analysis techniques in a well architected, documented, and widely used platform as described in the following paragraphs.
Algorithms. The NA-MIC Computer Science Algorithm effort responds to the challenges of the DBPs to expand the horizons of medical image analysis. As a result, the Algorithm activities are typically highly experimental, creating new approaches that are rapidly prototyped, tested, and improved.
Engineering. The NA-MIC Computer Science Engineering effort supports the needs of the Algorithms effort by creating integrated software platforms supporting research and eventually deployment of advanced technology. The Engineering team also develops and maintains processes used to build and sustain a large research community.
NA-MIC Kit. The NA-MIC Kit consists of an integrated set of interoperable free open source software (FOSS) packages; developed, supported and deployed using a collaborative, agile, high quality software process. The NA-MIC Kit has been constructed as a layered architecture to provide a spectrum of capabilities, ranging from compute-intensive algorithms to easy to use applications. Hence the broader research community can choose to engage the NA-MIC Kit at a variety of levels, including developing extensions which can be readily deployed to the broader biomedical imaging community.
In the following subsections we highlight the accomplishments from this reporting period for algorithms, engineering, and NA-MIC kit.
2.3 NA-MIC Kit