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The National Alliance for Medical Image Computing,NA-MIC, is a network of peers consisting of computer scientists, engineers and biomedical researchers. NA-MIC has multiple goals which include:

The main role of the leadership of this enterprise is to set the long term and short term goals for the Alliance. This requires close consultation and coordination with and among the participants of NA-MIC. A secondary role of the leadership core is to present NA-MIC to the outside world, including NIH, the biomedical and medical image computing communities.

NA-MIC Activities
NA-MIC activities
NA-MIC is a National Alliance with funded activities in a variety of disease processes, geographic locations and, anatomic regions.

Regular Meetings

  • Weekly Engineering Tcons
  • Monthly Algorithm Tcons
  • Regular phone calls with core PI's




  • July 29-30: Workshop on Enhancing Training for Biomedical Big Data, Rockville, MD, (Program)


NA-MIC 2012 in numbers Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): a DBP for Na-mic. The goal of the project is to develop quantitative measures for the prediction of outcome in patients with moderate to severe brain trauma. Clinical: UCLA, algorithm research: UTAH, UNC, Kitware, engineering: UCLA, Kitware, GE. Software platform for delivery to the community: 3D Slicer (this is going to happen during next year)

  • May: Visit to Australia with presentations in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Australia.
From algorithms to tools Is it worth doing?


  • November 27: Slicer 4 release at RSNA, Chicago, IL.
  • November 16: Opening lecture at CASEIB, Carceres, Spain.
  • November 6: Slicer course at AAGL, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

  • June 15: Slicer Workshop, Biomedical Imaging Research Centre at the University of Western Ontario


  • March 16: Presentation at the Slicer training events: Tokyo Women's Medical University, Tokyo, Japan.
  • March 15: Presentations at Tokyo University, Department of Radiology, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. See here for the presentation.
  • March 11: Presentation at the AMIA translational bioinformatics workshop in SF. See here for the presentation.
  • March 11: Visit and Slicer presentation at the SF, VA.

  • Feb 9-11: Collaboration visit in SLC, Utah. Meeting with the autism and cardiac projects people.
  • February 5: Rons rules for tools

  • January 8: NA-MIC competitive renewal submitted


  • May 11-12: Core 1 visit to Georgia Tech: brainstorming for competitive renewal
  • May 5-4: Core 2 visit to Georgia Tech: brainstorming for competitive renewal

  • February 27: Visit at NCI to explore interactions with CaBIG and the intramural animal imaging program


  • October November December 2008: Multiple trips and meetings to scope out next generation DBP's

  • September: MICCAI, Core 1 PI get together

  • August: NCBC AHM meeting in Bethesda

  • July: Planning of next generation DBPs begins
  • June: Participation in the Project week

  • June: Participation in the Germany outreach event

  • April: Na-mic presentation at McMaster University



  • November 21: NA-MIC and NAC presentations at the DKFZ, Heidelberg, Germany.

  • May 5: Meeting with Andy Cedilnik at 1249 Boylston to review plans for wiki based maintenance for the NA-MIC website

  • March 23: TCON among Core PIs on the selection of next generation DBPs.
  • March 17: TCON among Core PIs on the new format of annual scientific report by projects, not by cores.
  • March 11-30: Pre-selection of next generation of NAMIC-DBPs and the phase out plan of existing ones

  • January 8-13: The second All-Hands-Meeting and Programming event, Salt Lake City, UT.


  • December 12: Start NCBC Evaluation TCON with a total of seven NCBC centers

  • November 18: Initial T-con with EAB

  • September-October: Closing of accounts and preparing Carryforward Request

  • July: External Advisory Board (EAB) is formed

  • May-June: Coordination with all sites to prepare the Annual Progress Report as well as Carryforward explanations.
  • May-Oct: Interaction with ISC (ITK Software Consortium) as well as Partners OGC (Office of General Counsel) about Slicer Licensing

  • April: NAMIC management "office hours"
  • April 9: Coordination of Core 3, prospective IRB issues (CAMH, UCI, and Dartmouth no need for new IRBs. VA/Harvard filing soon)

  • March 30: NAMIC accomplishment snapshot for NIH

  • Feb 1-18: Harvard, Dartmouth and UCI data cleaned, validated and uploaded
  • February 7: Attended NIH-NCBC Evaluation Liaisons Conference Call Meeting

  • January 12: Secondary-use IRB approved by Partners


  • December 21: Filed Secondary-use IRB for data-sharing with Partners' IRB (for use of VA/Harvard and Dartmouth data)
  • December 17: Dartmouth's Secondary-use IRB for restrospective data approved for sharing with NAMIC
  • December 10: Coordinated with MIT/VA/Harvard to start a straw-man proposal for data-sharing policy for NAMIC
  • December 8: Attend NCBC meeting in NIH

  • November 30: VA/Harvard's Secondary-use IRB for retrospective data approved for sharing with NAMIC
  • November 20: Finalized schedule for all-hand meeting on Feb 5 2004, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • November 7: Defined master project plan for NAMIC Year 1 activities and worked with Core 4 to post it on NAMIC website.
  • November 3: Identified two potential collaborative projects, one in diGeorge brain MRI imaging genome and the other in COPD lung cancer CT imaging genome with investigators from I2B2, another NCBC at Harvard.

  • October 15: Host first NAMIC kickoff meeting @ Stata Center, MIT, MA
  • October 14: Meet with NIH program managers and Art Toga--the PI of another NCBC imaging related Center, BWH Radiology Boylston Laboratory
  • October 10: Start working with all cores on the multi-institutional IRBs for NAMIC.
  • October 5: Leadership core planning on NAMIC kick-off meeting
  • October 1: Set up NAMIC emailing groups


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