2012 Summer Project Week:ANTS Registation

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Key Investigators

  • Iowa: Dave Welch, Hans Johnson
  • Penn State: Brian Avants, Gang Song, Nick Tustison


We are developing an ANTS-based registration module.

Approach, Plan

Our approach for implementing ANTS registration will be to create a command line module and integrate ANTS into the Slicer build process, if possible.


Delivery Mechanism

This work will be delivered to the NA-MIC Kit as a (please select the appropriate options by noting YES against them below)

  1. ITK Module
  2. Slicer Module
    1. Built-in
    2. Extension -- commandline YES
    3. Extension -- loadable
  3. Other (Please specify)


  • ANTS webpage: http://www.picsl.upenn.edu/ANTS/ [1]
  • Avants B, Tustison N, and Song G, €œANTS: Open-Source Tools for Normalization And Neuroanatomy,€ IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, pp. 1-11.
  • Avants B B, Tustison N T, Song G, Cook P A, Klein A, and Gee J C, €œA reproducible evaluation of ANTs similarity metric performance in brain image registration.,€ NeuroImage, vol. 54, no. 3, pp. 2033-44, Feb. 2011.
  • Avants B, Tustison N, and Song G, €œAdvanced Normalization Tools: v1.0,€ Insight Journal, July 2009 [2]