2014 Tutorial Contest

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NA-MIC Tutorial Contest, Thursday June 26, 9-10:30 am

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Slicer4 is used to perform meaningful research tasks. As part of the NA-MIC Training Core activities we are building a curated portfolio of tutorials for the basic functions and specialized functionality available in Slicer.

The primary purpose of the Summer 2014 tutorial contest is to enrich the training materials that are available to end-users and developers using 3D Slicer and the NA-MIC kit. We believe participants will be motivated to join this event to enhance the dissemination of their own algorithms that they have incorporated into the Slicer4 platform and/or to enhance training of Slicer4 functionality for their own laboratory groups.

2013 Summer Tutorial 2013 Contest page

There will be three categories:

    In this category, the tutorial will teach a user how to use an Extension of Slicer.
    In this category, the tutorial will teach a user how to solve a particular clinical problem using the NA-MIC Kit.
    Example: White Matter Exploration for Neurosurgical Planning
  • Category 2: ALGORITHM TUTORIAL: In this category the tutorial will teach a user how to make an algorithm work on their data.
    Examples: Quantitative Imaging tutorial
  • Category 3: METHODOLOGY TUTORIAL. Application-level tutorials for users and developers.
    Examples: Fiducials

Entries in each category require the following material:

  • scientific background and application motivation
  • step-by-step instructions
  • anonymized sample dataset


The evaluation criteria for the 2014 tutorial contest are below:

  • Tutorial must be based on the Slicer nightly build of June 2,2014:




  • To enter the contest, you must provide a self-test that can be run in Slicer and a version of the tutorial that works on all supported platforms (Mac,Windows,Linux)+.

Example of self-tests can be found in the RSNA2012Quant module of Slicer4.3.

  • Tutorial and all of its components (data, powerpoints/pdfs, additional modules etc.) must be released under the Slicer license
  • Tutorial data must be anonymized
  • Tutorial must include contact information of the primary author (e-mail and phone number)
  • Tutorial must follow the guidelines specified above and use the Summer 2014 contest tutorial template.
  • If applicable, the tutorial must provide clear directions for downloading and installing additional modules

+Applicants will work with the NA-MIC Training Core in advance to do the multi-platform testing.

NOTE: If you plan on sending the DTI data, we are currently experiencing a bug that is being worked on. Please refer to these useful debugging hints:

  • Load DTI and get bad display as shown in bug report
  • Go to volumes module
  • Select perpendicular diffusivity mode (possible others work too)
  • Switch back to Color Orientation and display is working
  • FA now works as well.

Submission Dead-line and Presentation

Submission dead-line: Monday June 23, 2014

  • Submission process: to enter the contest, please follow the 5 steps below:
    • 1. Create a wiki page for your tutorial on the NA-MIC wiki.
    • 2. Upload your slides and tutorial dataset. Your tutorial and data must be named as 'TutorialName_TutorialContestSummer2014.pdf' and 'TutorialData_TutorialContestSummer2014.zip'
    • 3. Add a link to the uploaded tutorial and datasets on your tutorial page.
    • 4. Copy the template of the Summer 2014 test table on your tutorial page, and enter the results of your cross-platform testing (Mac, Windows XP &7, Linux 64, Linux 32).
    • 5. Once you have completed step 1-4, add a link to your tutorial page in the list below and send a notification email to Sonia Pujol (spujol at bwh.harvard.edu) to receive a confirmation of your submission.
  • Presentation at the NA-MIC Project week: Brief highlights of tutorials will be presented by the authors at the Summer 2014 Project Week. Each presentation should be 5-minute summary of the submission.
  • Tutorial contest entries
  1. Cardiac MRI Toolkit LA Segmentation Workflow. Salma Bengali, Josh Cates, SCI, Utah
  2. Cardiac Agatston Scoring Slicer Module. Jessica Forbes, Hans Johnson, Iowa City, Iowa

Contest judges:

  • Randy Gollub, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • Greg Sharp, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • Sidong Liu, MSc, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School - University of Sydney
  • Sonia Pujol, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

2014 Winner of the Tutorial Contest