Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Section for Biomedical Image Analysis (SBIA)

participating with CBICA

Multimodal Brain Tumor Segmentation Challenge 2018

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Participation Summary

Training Data availability (April 27). Register here to download the co-registered, skull-stripped, and annotated training data.

Validation Data availability (July 1). An independent set of validation scans will be made available to the participants in July, with the intention to allow them assess the generalizability of their methods in unseen data, via CBICA's Image Processing Portal (IPP).

Short Paper submission deadline (July 14). Participants will have to evaluate their methods on the training and validation datasets, and submit a short paper (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 and the creation of the pre-conference proceedings. Participants are allowed to submit longer papers to the MICCAI 2018 BrainLes Workshop, as BraTS'18 will be part of this workshop at MICCAI in Granada, Spain. BraTS papers will be part of the BrainLes workshop proceedings distributed by LNCS.

Test Data availability & Performance Evaluation (July 30 - August 20). The test scans are made available to each participating team that submitted a short paper, for a limited controlled time-window (48h) during 30 of July - 20 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).

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.16.

Announcement of Final Results (Sep 16). Results of the challenge will be reported during the BraTS'18 challenge in Granada, Spain, which will run as part of a joint event with the MICCAI 2018 Brain Lesions (BrainLes) Workshop and the MICCAI 2018 ISchemic LESions (ISLES) challenge.

Post-conference LNCS paper (Nov 1). All participated methods will be invited to extend their papers to 12 pages for inclusion to the LNCS proceedings of the BrainLes Workshop.

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 2017-2018, 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 assessment for reproducibility of results. 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 2018 challenge, will be combined with the results of the BraTS 2017 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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