2012 Summer Project Week:iGyne

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Key Investigators

  • SPL: Xiaojun Chen, Jan Egger, Tina Kapur, Steve Pieper
  • Radiation Oncology: Akila Viswanathan


The aim of this project is to support Gynecologic Radiation Treatment in AMIGO. Gynecologic malignancies, which include cervical, endometrial, and vaginal/vulvar cancers, are the 4th leading cause of death in women in the US, with 83,750 new cases in the US in 2010 and 26,930 deaths per year. Treatment consists of external beam radiation followed by brachytherapy. The ojective in this project week is to perform registration using both the template and obturator information so that more precise and robust registration result can be achieved.

Approach, Plan

iGyne,an open-source loadable module based on Slicer4, is developed for MR-guided gynecologic brachytherapy.


This research module enables on-time processing of the intra-operative MRI data via a DICOM connection to the scanner followed by a multi-stage registration of CAD models of the template and the obturator to the patient images. This allows the virtual placement of interstitial needles during the intervention to assist the physician positioning decision.

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
    3. Extension -- loadable YES
  3. Other (Please specify)