Miccai 2008 Segmentation Workshop

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3D Segmentation in the Clinic: A Grand Challenge II

Competition in Coronary Artery Central Lumen Line Extraction, MS Lesion Segmentation and Liver Tumor Segmentation

  • NA-MIC is strongly involved in the challenge on MS Lesion Segmentation (in light of the MIND DBP 2 application)
  • Largest workshop at MICCAI 2008

Place, Time, WWW

  • MICCAI 2008, New York University, New York, NY
  • Whole day workshop, 8am-5pm, September 6, 2008

The workshop consisted on 3 challenges: Multiple Sclerosis lesion segmentation, Liver tumor segmentation and artery central lumen line extraction. Next to the NAMIC UNC team, the workshop was co-organized with the Children Hospital of Boston, Siemens Medical Systems and Erasmus University (Rotterdam, Netherlands). As in the previous year, the workshop was a full success and with over 70 participants MICCAI's largest workshop this year. The MS lesion segmentation is continued online. This year's proceedings are also publicly online published MIDAS journal.


Segmentation, Comparison, Evaluation, Multiple Sclerosis, Liver Tumor, Cardiac Imaging

Siemens Medical Systems

General Organizers

Wiro Niessen, Theo van Walsum, Michiel Schaap, Coert Metz
Biomedical Imaging Group Rotterdam, Departments of Radiology and Medical Informatics
Erasmus MC
Room EE 2151, Erasmus MC, PO BOX 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 10 704 4119
Email: {w.niessen, t.vanwalsum, michiel.schaap, c.metz}@erasmusmc.nl
Web: http://www.bigr.nl
Martin Styner
Psychiatry and Computer Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB 7160, Sitterson Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7160, USA
Phone: +1 919 962 1909
Email: martin_styner@ieee.org
Web: http://www.cs.unc.edu/~styner/
Simon K. Warfield
Computational Radiology Laboratory, Department of Radiology
Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
300 Longwood Avenue Boston MA 02115
Email: simon.warfield@childrens.harvard.edu
Web: http://www.crl.med.harvard.edu
Xiang Deng, Guangwei Du
Corporate Technology, Siemens Ltd. China
7 Wangjing Zhonghuan Nanlu, Beijing, 100102, P. R. China
Phone: +86 10 6476 6777
Email: xiang.deng@siemens.com


This workshop is a continuation of the successful MICCAI 2007 workshop

The goal of this workshop is to quantitatively evaluate the performance of 3D image segmentation and tracking algorithms for three clinical applications, namely coronary artery tracking, multiple sclerosis lesion segmentation, and liver tumor segmentation.

The competition will be conducted using a set of clinical image databases that cover a wide range of patients and pathologies. Three sets of images will be provided to all participants. The first set, which includes ground truth manual annotations will be provided in February 2008 and can be used by contestants for fine-tuning the algorithms. The second set will only include the raw imaging data and will be used to evaluate the methods before the workshop and provide results for the workshop papers. The third set will be used at the workshop to evaluate all submitted algorithms on-site. The evaluation results of each separate competition will be summarized in a top rank journal. Submissions of the same algorithm already submitted to the main conference (or other workshops) are allowed, as well as submission of already published methodologies - the focus of this workshop is segmentation and tracking accuracy and stability under real-world conditions.

The second major goal of the workshop is to foster indepth discussions and technical interchange among researchers. For this reason, the workshop consists of a combination of in-depth presentations of selected algorithms, poster, and discussion sessions.