Several members of the NRG attended RSNA 2013 and presented posters there on recent projects.
Daniel Marcus presented a poster, co-authored by several NRG staff, on the “Translational Imaging Platform (TIP)”:
Background: Quantitative imaging processing tools developed in research settings have the potential to enhance clinical diagnostic practice. Conversely, feedback from clinical use could be used to researchers to continue to improve algorithms and functionality. However, integrating these tools into clinical workflows is often a difficult and time consuming process. We have developed a customized version of the XNAT imaging informatics platform to overcome these obstacles. This system is referred to as the Translational Imaging Platform (TIP)
Mikhail Milchenko presented a poster, co-authored by several members of the NIAC imaging and analysis cores, on “Quality Assurance in Pipeline Processing of Clinical Brain MRI for Research Applications.”
Background: Processing pipelines for large neuroimaging clinical research projects must be reliable. This is challenging in multi-site studies because inconsistent acquisition protocols cannot be entirely avoided. We report our experience with the pipeline developed to automatically preprocess and co-register multispectral MRI data acquired by the Comprehensive Neuro-oncology Data Repository (CONDR) project, and analyze the most common reasons of automatic processing failures.
Jenny Gurney presented a poster co-authored by members of the CNDA Team, on the JAAT tool. The poster title is “Anonymization and Transmission of DICOM between PACS, Local and Remote XNAT Instances”
Background: The XNAT imaging informatics platform is increasingly used in clinical translational research. A common requirement in this type of research is to transfer a large number of clinical studies from a DICOM-based PACS into XNAT. In the transmission process, researchers often need to blind the DICOM or anonymize it for public use. These tasks are typically time consuming and error-prone. This same workflow is also common in transferring data from one XNAT repository to another. The Joint Anonymization and Archive Transmission (JAAT) tool simplifies and automates this process for XNAT users by integrating several DICOM tools: XNAT Gateway, RSNA CTP, and DCMTK.
For more information: RSNA 2013 Informatics Exhibit Details