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Slicer4.5 is used to perform meaningful research tasks. As part of the 3D Slicer Training activities we are building a curated portfolio of tutorials for the basic functions and specialized functionality available in Slicer.

The primary purpose of the Winter 2016 tutorial contest is to enrich the training materials that are available to end-users and developers using 3D Slicer. The contest provides members of the medical image computing and radiology research community a methodology and a framework for developing step-by-step tutorials on advanced image analysis methods. 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.


Sonia Pujol, Ph.D., Director of Training, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School


    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: Neurosurgical Planning Tutorial
  • 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.
  • Category 4: TUTORIAL UPGRADE/UPDATE"'. This category allows teams who participated in the past tutorial contest editions to submit an update/upgrade of their previous submission.

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 2016 tutorial contest are below:

  • Tutorial must be based on the Slicer 4.5 nightly build available at the link below:
  • 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)+.
  • 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 Winter 2016 contest tutorial template.
  • If applicable, the tutorial must provide clear directions for downloading and installing additional modules

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

Submission Process

Submission dead-line: Monday December 28, 2015

  • 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_TutorialContestWinter2016.pdf' and ''
    • 3. Add a link to the uploaded tutorial and datasets on your tutorial page.
    • 4. Copy the template of the Winter 2016 test table on your tutorial page, and enter the results of your cross-platform testing (Mac, Windows, Linux).
    • 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 to receive a confirmation of your submission.


  1. Plastimatch Tutorial Update Winter 2016
  2. FiberBundleSelectionAndScalarMeasurement Winter 2016
  3. UKF-Tractography Winter 2016
  4. Subject Hierarchy Tutorial, Csaba Pinter

Review Session

The review session of the 2016 Tutorial Contest will take place on Thursday January 7 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambrigde, MA as part of the Winter 2016 Slicer Project Week. All contestants will be invited to present brief highlights of their tutorials. Each presentation should be 8-minute summary of the submission.


  • Parshin Unadkat, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • Utsav Soni, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • Ye Cheng, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • Valentin Demeusy, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School


The winner of the 2016 tutorial contest will be announced on Friday January 8 during the closing session of the Slicer Project Week. 2016 Tutorial Contest Winner