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Home < 2014 Summer Project Week


Dates: June 23-27, 2014.

Location: MIT, Cambridge, MA.


Time Monday, June 23 Tuesday, June 24 Wednesday, June 25 Thursday, June 26 Friday, June 27
Project Presentations NA-MIC Update Day IGT and RT Day Reporting Day
8:30am Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
9am-12pm 10-11:30pm Breakout Session:
DICOM (Steve Pieper)

Grier Room (Left)

9:30-11am: Breakout Session:
Registration Algorithms(Sandy Wells)


9:30-10:30am Tutorial Contest Presentations (Sonia Pujol)
Grier Rooms
10am-12pm: Breakout Session:
Image-Guided Therapy - Neurosurgery (Alexandra Golby, Tina Kapur)

10am-12pm: Project Progress Updates

12pm Tutorial Contest Winner Announcement Grier Rooms

12pm-1pm Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch boxes; Adjourn by 1:30pm
1pm-5:30pm 1-1:05pm: Ron Kikinis: Welcome

Grier Rooms
1:05-3:30pm: Project Introductions (all Project Leads) Grier Rooms
3:30-4:30pm Slicer4 Extensions (Jean-Christophe Fillion-Robin)
Grier Room (Left)

1-3pm: Breakout Session:
QIICR (Andrey Fedorov)


1-2:30pm: Breakout Session:
Contours (Adam Rankin, Csaba Pinter)

TBD Kiva

1-3pm: Breakout Session:
Image-Guided Therapy - Prostate Interventions (Clare Tempany, Tina Kapur)

3-5:30pm: Breakout Session:
TBD Star

5:30pm Adjourn for the day Adjourn for the day Adjourn for the day Adjourn for the day


Project Week is a hands on activity -- programming using the open source NA-MIC Kit, algorithm design, and clinical application -- that has become one of the major events in the NA-MIC, NCIGT, and NAC calendars. It is held in the summer at MIT, typically the last week of June, and a shorter version is held in Salt Lake City in the winter, typically the second week of January.

Active preparation begins 6-8 weeks prior to the meeting, when a kick-off teleconference is hosted by the NA-MIC Engineering, Dissemination, and Leadership teams, the primary hosts of this event. Invitations to this call are sent to all NA-MIC members, past attendees of the event, as well as any parties who have expressed an interest in working with NA-MIC. 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 NA-MIC coverage for all. Subsequent teleconferences 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 are asked to fill in a template page on this wiki that describes the objectives and plan of their projects.

The event itself starts off with a short presentation by each project team, driven using their previously created description, and allows all participants to be acquainted with others who are doing similar work. In the rest of the week, about half the time is spent in breakout discussions on topics of common interest of subsets of the attendees, and the other half is spent in project teams, doing hands-on programming, algorithm design, or clinical application of NA-MIC kit tools. The hands-on activities are done in 10-20 small teams of size 3-5, each with a mix of experts in NA-MIC kit software, algorithms, and clinical. To facilitate this work, a large room is setup with several tables, with internet and power access, and each team gathers on a table with their individual laptops, connects to the internet to download their software and data, and is able to work on their projects. On the last day of the event, a closing presentation session is held in which each project team presents a summary of what they accomplished during the week.

A summary of all past NA-MIC Project Events is available here.

Please make sure that you are on the na-mic-project-week mailing list



Atrial Fibrillation

Huntington's Disease

Head and Neck Cancer

Slicer4 Extensions



Brain Segmentation

Image-Guided Therapy

  • SlicerIGT extension: testing, tutorials, website (Tamas Ungi, Junichi Tokuda)
  • Gestural Point of Care Interface for IGT (Saskia, Franklin, Tobias)
  • MR-Ultrasound Registration for Prostate Interventions (Chenxi Zhang, Andriy Fedorov, Andras)
  • Surface approximation from contour points (Chenxi Zhang, Csaba Pinter, Andrey Fedorov)
  • Steered image registration using intelligent interfaces for minimal user interaction (Marcel Prastawa, Jim Miller, Steve Pieper)
  • Image To Mesh Conversion for Brain MRI (Fotis Drakopoulos, Yixun Liu, Andrey Fedorov, Ron Kikinis, Nikos Chrisochoides)
  • An ITK implementation of Physics-Based Non-Rigid Registration method for Brain Shift (Fotis Drakopoulos, Yixun Liu, Andriy Kot, Andrey Fedorov, Olivier Clatz, Ron Kikinis, Nikos Chrisochoides)

Radiation Therapy


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease


  • Real world value mapping support (Andrey, Andras, Steve, Jim, ...)
  • Segmentation object support (Andrey, Csaba, Steve, ...)


Feature Extraction

  • Breast Tumor Segmentation and Heterogeneity Analysis (Vivek Narayan, Jay Jagadeesan)
  • Quantitative image feature extraction in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (Hugo Aerts)



  • Dates: June 23-27, 2014.
  • Location: Stata Center / RLE MIT.
  • REGISTRATION: https://www.regonline.com/namic2014summerprojectweek. Please note that as you proceed to the checkout portion of the registration process, RegOnline will offer you a chance to opt into a free trial of ACTIVEAdvantage -- click on "No thanks" in order to finish your Project Week registration.
  • Registration Fee: $300.
  • Hotel: Similar to previous years, no rooms have been blocked in a particular hotel.
  • Room sharing: If interested, add your name to the list before May 27th. See here


Do not add your name to this list - it is maintained by the organizers based on your paid registration. (Please click here to register.)

  1. Hugo Aerts, Dana Farber/Harvard, hugo_aerts@dfci.harvard.edu
  2. Peter Anderson, retired, traneus@verizon.net
  3. Nicole Aucoin, Brigham & Women's Hospital, nicole@bwh.harvard.edu
  4. Kanglin Chen, Fraunhofer MEVIS, kanglin.chen@mevis.fraunhofer.de
  5. Alexander Derksen, Fraunhofer MEVIS, alexander.derksen@mevis.fraunhofer.de
  6. Fotis Drakopoulos, Old Dominion University, fdrakopo@gmail.com
  7. Jean-Christophe Fillion-Robin, Kitware, jchris.fillionr@kitware.com
  8. Saurabh Jain, Johns Hopkins University, saurabh@cis.jhu.edu
  9. Hans Johnson, University of Iowa, hans-johnson@uiowa.edu
  10. Ron Kikinis, HMS, kikinis@bwh.harvard.edu
  11. Siqi Liu, University of Sydney, sliu4512@uni.sydney.edu.au
  12. Bradley Lowekamp, National Institutes of Health, blowekamp@mail.nih.gov
  13. Murat Maga, Seattle Children's Research Institute, maga@uw.edu
  14. Jim Miller, GE Research, millerjv@ge.com
  15. Steve Pieper, Isomics Inc, pieper@isomics.com
  16. Csaba Pinter, Queen's University, csaba.pinter@queensu.ca
  17. Adam Rankin, Queen's University, rankin@queensu.ca
  18. David Welch, University of Iowa, david-welch@uiowa.edu
  19. Ryan Young, Seattle Children's Research Institute, ryan.young@seattlechildrens.org
  20. Paolo Zaffino, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, p.zaffino@unicz.it
  21. Fan Zhang, University of Sydney, fzha8048@uni.sydney.edu.au