Preliminary Program

8:30-8:40: The MICCAI DTI Challenge, Opening Remarks and Introduction.
Sonia Pujol, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
8:40-9:20: Keynote Speaker Lecture 1, Neurosurgery. “Tractography Application in the Operating Room - the Perspective of the Clinician”.
Prof. Christopher Nimsky, MD, PhD, Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany
9:20-9:40: Neurosurgical Cases Results. Sonia Pujol, PhD
9:40-10:30: On-site DTI Tractography Challenge: Analysis of Neurosurgical Cases by Participating Teams
10:30-10:45: Coffee Break
10:45-12:20: Tractography Session: Presentation of Methods and Results by Contestants
    • 10:45-10:55: Team Hungary. Increasing the Anatomical Reliability of Probabilistic Tractography of the Corticospinal Tract with Perpendicular Double-ROI Approach.
      David Kis, and Adrienn Mate. Functional Neurosurgery and Brain Mapping Group, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
    • 10:55-11:05: Team Germany 1. Machine Learning Based Tractography of the Corticospinal Tract. Peter F. Neher, and Klaus H. Maier-Hein. German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany. Presenter: Klaus H. Maeir-Hein.
    • 11:05-11:15: Team Canada. Diffusion Tensor Tractography and Automated Fiber Bundle Extraction for Neurosurgical Planning.
      Ali R. Khan, Jonathan C. Lau, Wes Hodges, Simon Alexander, Roy Eagleson, Terry M. Peters, and Sandrine de Ribaupierre.
      Robarts Research Institute, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada
    • 11:15-11:25: Team China. Feasibility of Two-tensor Unscented Kalman Filter Tractography using Quality-Controlled Diffusion Weighted Images for Pyramidal Tracts Reconstruction.Ye Li, and Xiaolei Chen. Department of Neurosurgery, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China
    • 11:25-11:35: Team Germany 2. NeuroQLab DTI - Probabilistic Parameter Adaption for Efficient Fiber Tracking. Jan Klein, Benjamin Geisler, and Horst K. Hahn. Fraunhofer MEVIS, Institute for Medical Image Computing, Bremen, Germany. 
    • 11:35-11:45: Team Italy. Reconstruction of Cortico-Spinal Tracts and Arcuate Fasciculus using a Multi-Process Pipeline.G.K. Ricciardi, C. Lemonis, G. Pinna, R.I. Foroni. Neurosurgery Department, Verona University Hospital, Italy
    • 11:45-11:55: Team Australia. DTI Tractography Challenge with Constrained Spherical Deconvolution. Siqi Liu, Sidong Liu, and Weidong Cai. School of Information Technologies, University of Sydney, Australia
    • 11:55-12:05: Team USA. Corticospinal Tract Reconstruction with Deterministic Multi-fiber Tractography and Model-based Processing. Ryan P. Cabeen, and David H. Laidlaw, Computer Science Department, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    • 12:05-12:15: Team Japan. An Algorithm Dedicated to Corticospinal Tract Tracking by Tensor Field Replacement for Crossing Fiber CancellingYoshitaka Masutani, Hiroshima City University, Hiroshima, Japan
12:20-12:30: DTI Visualization. Caleb Rottman, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
12:30-1:30: Lunch Break
1:30-2:00: Keynote Speaker Lecture 2, Neuroradiology. “Brain Tumor Segmentation for Tractography: What and Where Should I Segment?”.
Prof. Hatsuho Mamata, MD, PhD, Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
2:00-3:10: Neurosurgery Case Review
2:00-2:10: Clinical Case Presentation.
    • 2:00-2:10: Clinical Case Presentation.
      Prof. Yoshihiro Muragaki, MD, PhD, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Tokyo, Japan
    • 2:10:-3:10: Open Review Session by DTI Challenge Jury
3:10-3:40: Neurosurgery Forum: Past and Future of DTI tractography for Neurosurgery
    • Prof. Arya Nabavi, MD,  International Neuroscience Institute, Hannover, Germany
    • Prof. Yoshihiro Muragaki, MD, PhD, Tokyo Women's Medical University, Tokyo, Japan
    • Prof. Sandrine de Ribaupierre, MD, PhD, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada
    • Prof. Christopher Nimsky, MD, PhD, University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany
3:40-4:00: Coffee Break
4:00-4:45: Interactive Working Group Session: Towards the Definition of MICCAI Guidelines and Recommendations on the Use of Diffusion MRI Tractography in Neurosurgery
4:45-5:20: Panel Discussion with all Teams and Jury Members
5:20-5:30: Concluding Remarks. Sonia Pujol, PhD