Program

MICCAI DTI Challenge on Peritumoral White Matter Tractography for Neurosurgical Interventions

  • 8:00-8:15: The DTI Challenge on the Evaluation of Tractography for Neurosurgery, Introduction (Sonia Pujol, Ph.D., Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School)
  • 8:15-8:45: DTI Tractography in the AMIGO suite (Alexandra Golby, M.D., Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School)
  • 8:45-10:00: On-site DTI Tractography Challenge: Analysis of Neurosurgical Cases by Participating Teams
  • 10:00-10:15: Coffee Break 
  • 10:15-12:00: Tractography Session: Presentation of Methods and Results by Contestant
      • Team Canada. Probabilistic Multi-Tensor Tractography and NODDI Tumour Characterization for Neurosurgical Planning. Ali R. Khan, Maged Goubran, Jonathan C. Lau, Roy Eagleson, Terry M. Peters, and Sandrine de Ribaupierre. Western University, London, Ontario, Canada.
      • Team Germany 1. DTI Tractography Challenge 2014 - MITK Global Tractography.  Jan Hering, Peter F. Neher, Bram Stieltjes, and Klaus H. Maier-Hein. German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany.
      • Team USA 1. Tracking the Cortico-Spinal Tract as a Multi-Modal Distribution of Streamlines from Local White Matter Microstructure Models.  Aymeric Stamm, Olivier Commowick, Xavier Tomas-Fernandez, Jolene M. Singh, and Simon K. Warfield. Computational Radiology Laboratory, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.
      • Team Japan 1. On the Effect of Diffusion Tensor Estimation Accuracy for Pyramidal Tract Tracking with Crossing Fiber Cancelling. Yoshitaka Masutani, Hiroshima City University, Hiroshima, Japan.
      • Team Germany 2. Probabilistic Parameter Adaption for Fiber Tracking of the Corticospinal Tract. Jan Klein, Florian Weiler, and Horst K. Hahn. Fraunhofer MEVIS, Institute for Medical Image Computing, Bremen, Germany.
      • Team China. Clinical Value of Preoperative Assessment of Tractography Using 3D Slicer: A View from A Junior Neurosurgeon. Ye Li, and Xiaolei Chen. Department of Neurosurgery, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China.
      • Team USA 2. ICA-based Multi-Fiber Tractography for Brain Tumor Surgical Planning. Niharika Gajawelli, Sinchai Tsao, Mighten Yip, Meng Law, and Natasha Lepore. Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
      • Team USA 3.  Addressing the Challenge of Edema in Fiber Tracking. Jérémy Lecoeur, Emmanuel Caruyer, Mark Elliott, Steven Brem, Luke Macyszyn, Ragini Verma. Department of Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
      • Team Japan 2. Performance evaluation of preoperative DTI for surgical management of gliomas. Manabu Tamura, Yoshiyuki Konishi, Takashi Suzuki, Takashi Maruyama, Yoshihiro Muragaki. Tokyo Women’s Medical University, Japan.
      • Team Hungary. Description of the Tractography Analysis of Patient 1 and 2. David Kis, and Adrienn Mate. Functional Neurosurgery and Brain Mapping Group, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary.
      • Team Ghana. Automatic Tracking for Peritumoral Fibers based on the Simple Harmonic Oscillator based Reconstruction and Estimation basis. Edward O.A. Konditty, Emmanuel Bonuedie, David Stern, and Alessandro Crimi. African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Ghana.
      • Team Italy 1. Energy Minimizing Snake for Fiber Tractography. Andac Hamamci, Noora Touvinen, Francesco de Pasquale, and Umberto Sabatini. Radiology Department, Santa Lucia Foundation, I.R.C.C.S, Rome, Italy.
      • Team Australia. DTI Tractography Challenge with Q-Ball Imaging and the Fourth-Order Runge-Kutta Method. Siqi Liu, and Weidong Cai. School of Information Technologies, University of Sydney, Australia.
      • Team USA 4. Diffusion Tractography of the Corticospinal Tract with Multi-fiber Orientation Filtering. Ryan P. Cabeen, and David H. Laidlaw. Computer Science Department, Brown University Providence, RI, USA.
      • Team Italy 2. A Physician-Friendly Workflow for DTI Cortico-Spinal Tract Reconstruction in Cases of Encephalic Mass Occupying Lesions. G.K. Ricciardi, G.Pinna, and R.I. Foroni. Neuroradiology, Neurosurgery and Stereotactic Neurosurgery, Verona City Hospital and University, Italy.
      • Team Austria. Pre-Segmentation of Cortical Areas for Intraoperative Mapping on the basis of DTI derived Anatomical Connectivity. Christian F. Freyschlag, and Balint Varkuti. Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital Innsbruck, Innsbruck Medical University, Austria.
  • 12:00-1:00: Lunch Break
  • 1:00-1:40: Keynote Speaker Lecture: "New Insights into Neuroplasticity and Connectomics" (Hugues Duffau, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Neurosurgery, Gui de Chauliac Hospital, Montpellier University Medical Center)  
  • 1:40-2:30: Current Role of DTI Tractography in Clinical Practice: the Neurosurgeon’s Perspective 
      • Yoshihiro Muragaki , M.D., Ph.D., Tokyo Women's Medical University, Tokyo, Japan
      • Arya Nabavi, M.D.  International Neuroscience Institute, Hannover, Germany       
      • Sandrine de Ribaupierre, M.D., Ph.D., Western University, London, Ontario, Canada
      • Hugues Duffau, M.D., Ph.D., Montpellier University Medical Center, France
      • Alexandra Golby, M.D., Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
  • 2:30-3:15: Open Review Session of On-site Challenge Results by Judges
  • 3:15-3:30: Coffee Break
  • 3:30-3:50: Neurosurgical Cases Results (Sonia Pujol, Ph.D.)
  • 3:50-4:50: DTI Challenge Outcomes and Future Directions, Panel Discussion with Teams and Jury Members
  • 4:50-5:00: Concluding Remarks (Sonia Pujol, Ph.D.)