Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Section for Biomedical Image Analysis (SBIA)

Multimodal Brain Tumor Segmentation Challenge 2017

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Participation Summary

Training Data availability. Register here to download the co-registered, skull-stripped, and annotated training data.(May 5)

Validation Data availability. An independent set of validation scans will be made available to the participants in the end of June, with the intention to allow the participating teams assess the generalizability of their methods in unseen data, via CBICA's Image Processing Portal (IPP).

Short Paper submission. Participants will have to evaluate their methods on the training and validation datasets, and submit a short paper describing preliminary results, as well as their segmentation method, in July (2-6 LNCS pages; will be reviewed lightly by the organizers). This unified scheme should allow for appropriate preliminary comparisons. Participants who wish to submit a significant longer version to the MICCAI 2017 BrainLes Workshop - BraTS'17 will be part of this workshop at MICCAI in Quebec - can submit this longer manuscript instead. Short papers will be part of the workshop proceedings distributed by the MICCAI organizers.

Test Data availability & Performance Evaluation. The test scans will be made available to each participating team for a limited controlled time-window (48h) during 1-21 of August. The participants will analyze the images using their local computing infrastructure and will have to submit their segmentation results 48h later to CBICA's Image Processing Portal (IPP).

Oral Presentations. The top-ranked participants will be contacted before the end of August to prepare slides for presenting their method during BraTS in MICCAI, on Sep.14.

Announcement of Final Results. Results of the challenge will be reported during the BraTS'17 challenge in Quebec City, which will run as part of a joint event with the MICCAI 2017 BrainLes Workshop and the MICCAI 2017 White Matter Hyperintensities challenge.

Post-conference LNCS paper. The top-ranked methods will be invited to submit papers to the LNCS proceedings of the BrainLes Workshop.

Joint post-conference journal paper. In the weeks following the challenge, all participating teams will be invited to contribute to a joint manuscript, describing their methods and summarizing the results of the MICCAI BraTS 2017 challenge, that will be submitted to a high-impact journal in the field.


Feel free to send any communication related to the BraTS challenge to brats@miccai2017.org