2015 Summer Project Week:Atelectasis Quantification

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Key Investigators

  • Ángel Torrado-Carvajal (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos)
  • Carolina Romero (Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valencia)
  • Norberto Malpica (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos)

Project Description

Atelectasis is the collapse of part or (much less commonly) all of a lung. It is caused by a blockage of the air passages (bronchus or bronchioles) or by pressure on the outside of the lung. Traditional diagnosis is done performing a 2D measument on one CT slice. In this project we want to compute the actual volumetric spread of the pathology.


  • Develop an easy to use atelectasis quantification tool.

Approach, Plan

  • Make use of the CIP platform.
  • Create an atelectasis pipeline module GUI (guiding the physician through the process)
  • Return the actual quantification of healthy lung and atelectasis.


  • We have identified some issues with the GeneratePartialLungLabelMap CLI in the CIP platform, which is not able to capture all the pathology in the segmentation. Due to this, a new RefineSegmentation CLI should be created.
  • We have started creating a new SegmentAtelectasis CLI in the CIP platform.
  • We have created a first draft of the Atelectasis Quantification pipeline, which will be included in the SlicerCIP extension.