Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Section for Biomedical Image Analysis (SBIA)

participating with CBICA

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 is made available to the participants, with the intention to allow them assess the generalizability of their methods in unseen data, via CBICA's Image Processing Portal (IPP).(June 30)

Short Paper submission deadline (Extended to: July 24, 09:00 Eastern Time). Participants will have to evaluate their methods on the training and validation datasets, and submit a short paper (2-8 LNCS pages), describing their segmentation method and results to a dropbox folder shared with the organizers. Participants will be contacted for this folder. 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. BraTS papers will be part of the BrainLes workshop proceedings distributed by LNCS.

Test Data availability & Performance Evaluation. The test scans are made available to each participating team that submitted a short paper, 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 and survival-prediction results 48h later to CBICA's Image Processing Portal (IPP). Note that the period of the testing phase has been extended to 1-27 August.(August 02)

Oral Presentations. The top-ranked participants will be contacted before the end of August to prepare slides for orally presenting their method during BraTS in MICCAI, on Sep.14. The rankings for the top 3 teams can be found in this page.

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. All participated methods will be invited to extend their papers to 12 pages for inclusion to the LNCS proceedings of the BrainLes Workshop.(August 02)

Joint post-conference journal paper. In the weeks following the challenge, all participating teams will be offered the opportunity to be involved to the joint manuscript summarizing the results of BraTS 2014-2016, that will be submitted to a high-impact journal in the field. To be involved in this manuscript the participating teams will be asked to provide their algorithm in a Docker container that will allow its application to last year's data. Further information of what exactly is expected from the participating teams can be found in this page.

Furthermore, a joint manuscript summarizing the results of the MICCAI BraTS 2017 challenge, will be combined with the results of the BraTS 2018 challenge, focusing on the effect of varying segmentation labels in research beyond segmentation, e.g. radiomic analyses. The participants will be contacted via email for further details.

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