MICCAI 2012 DTI Tractography Challenge - Preliminary Program

8:30-13:30 On-site challenge
10:00-10:05: Opening remarks and Introduction
10:05-10:20: DTI Tractography for Neurosurgical Planning: A Grand Challenge (Sonia Pujol, Ph.D.) 
10:20-10:30: Presentation of the Neurosurgical Cases (Alexandra Golby, M.D.)
10:35-11:00: Coffee Break 
11:00-12:30: DTI Tractography Session

- Multi-fiber tractography for tumour resection with characterization of peri-tumoural tracts. Ali R. Khan, Maged Goubran, Jonathan C. Lau, Roy Eagleson, Terry M. Peters, and Sandrine de Ribaupierre. Robarts Research Institute, London, Canada
- Multifiber deterministic streamline tractography of the corticospinal tract based on a new diffusion model: Part II. Aymeric Stamm, Olivier Commowick, Patrick Perez, and Christian Barillot. INSERM U746-CNRS UMR6074-INRIA University of Rennes I, Rennes, France
- DTI Tractography Challenge 2012 - MITK Global tractography. Peter F. Neher, Bram Stieltjes, Marco Reisert, Hans-Peter Meinzer, and Klaus H. Fritzsche. German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany
- DTI Tractography Challenge - MICCAI 2012: Global fiber-tractography based on Finsler distance. Antonio Tristan-Vega, Santiago Aja-Fernandez, and Carl-Fredrik Westin. University of Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain  
- A novel iterative approach for segmentation and tractography of brain white matter fibers using MRI DTI data. Riza Alp Guler, Ali Demir, and Gozde Unal. Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey

- DTI-FT pipeline for cortico-spinal tract reconstruction at the Epilepsy Surgery Centre Niguarda Hospital. Alessio Moscato, and Francesco Cardinale, Niguarda Hospital, Milan, Italy  
- Neurosurgical tracking at the Sherbrooke Connectivity Imaging Lab. Gabriel Girard, Maxime Chamberland, Jean-Christophe Houde, David Fortin, and Maxime Descoteaux. Sherbrooke University,Sherbrooke, Canada
- Derivation of fiber tracts representing the corticospinal tract using anatomical landmarks. Joy Matsui, Eun Young Kim, Vincent Magnotta, and Hans Jonhson. University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA
- Comparison of different reconstructions algorithms using CAMINO, FSL and MRTRIX packages to create cortico-spinal tracts in tumor patients.Sudhir K Pathak, Deepa Krishnaswamy, and Walter Schneider, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA
-Tractography in the CST using an Intrinsic Unscented Kalman filter. Hesamoddin Salehian, Guang Cheng, Jiaqui Sun, and Baba Vemuri. University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
12:30-14:00: Lunch and posters
14:00-14:45: Keynote Lecture "Considerations on the use of Diffusion MRI tractography to investigate brain connectivity" Carlo Pierpaoli, M.D., Ph.D., National Institutes of Health  
14:45-15:15: DTI Phantom (Martin Styner, Ph.D.)  
15:15-16:00: Coffee Break and Closed Review Session
16:00-16:50: The Neurosurgeon’s Perspective on DTI Tractography (Alexandra Golby, M.D., and Arya Nabavi, M.D.)
16:50-17:05: Neurosurgical Cases (Sonia Pujol, Ph.D.)
17:05-18:00: Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion with all Teams, Jury Members and Neurosurgeons. 
We expect an interactive and interdisciplinary discussion that will bring together 10 DTI tractography teams and five practicing neurosurgeons.

How to participate in the challenge

To participate in the DTI Tractography challenge, please download and fill in the letter of intent for participation, and return it signed to Sonia Pujol (spujol at bwh.harvard.edu). After successful registration of your team, you will receive the link to access the workshop datasets. 


To register for the workshop, please visit the MICCAI website: http://www.miccai2012.org/registration/11

Important Dates

  • June 30, 2012: Workshop paper submission deadline
  • July 6, 2012: Workshop paper acceptance
  • July 30, 2012: Deadline for camera ready papers
  • October 1, 2012: Workshop