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The 2015 Longitudinal MS Lesion Segmentation Challenge

2015 Longitudinal MS Lesion Segmentation Challenge
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I. Introduction

2015 Longitudinal Multiple Sclerosis Lesion Segmentation Challenge

The Longitudinal MS Lesion Segmentation Challenge was conducted at the 2015 International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging in New York, NY, April 16-19. Competing teams applied their automatic lesion segmentation algorithms to MR neuroimaging data acquired at multiple time points from MS patients. Algorithms were evaluated against manual segmentations from two raters in terms of their segmentation accuracy and ability to track lesion evolution.

34 Teams initially registered for the Challenge coming from 15 different countries, representing 27 different institutions/universities. Congratulations to Team IIT Madras (First Prize), Team PVG_1 (Second Prize), and Team IMI (Third Prize and Efficiency Prize)!

Information about the data is available here, and the evaluation software from here.


Leaderboard & Paper

A live leaderboard is maintained on the Smart Stats Website. The main Challenge Article has appeared in NeuroImage:

  • A. Carass, S. Roy, A. Jog, J.L. Cuzzocreo, E. Magrath, A. Gherman, J. Button, J. Nguyen, F. Prados, C.H. Sudre, M.J. Cardoso, N. Cawley, O. Ciccarelli, C.A.M. Wheeler-Kingshott, S. Ourselin, L. Catanese, H. Deshpande, P. Maurel, O. Commowick, C. Barillot, X. Tomas-Fernandez, S.K. Warfield, S. Vaidya, A. Chunduru, R. Muthuganapathy, G. Krishnamurthi, A. Jesson, T. Arbel, O. Maier, H. Handels, L.O. Iheme, D. Unay, S. Jain, D.M. Sima, D. Smeets, M. Ghafoorian, B. Platel, A. Birenbaum, H. Greenspan, P.-L. Bazin, P.A. Calabresi, C.M. Crainiceanu, L.M. Ellingsen, D.S. Reich, J.L. Prince, and D.L. Pham, "Longitudinal Multiple Sclerosis Lesion Segmentation: Resource and Challenge", NeuroImage, 148(C):77-102, 2017. (doi) (PubMed)

and a companion paper has appeared in Data in Brief:

  • A. Carass, S. Roy, A. Jog, J.L. Cuzzocreo, E. Magrath, A. Gherman, J. Button, J. Nguyen, P.-L. Bazin, P.A. Calabresi, C.M. Crainiceanu, L.M. Ellingsen, D.S. Reich, J.L. Prince, and D.L. Pham, "Longitudinal multiple sclerosis lesion segmentation data resource", Data in Brief, 12:346-350, 2017. (doi) (PubMed)



VII. Organizers

Primary Organizer:
Dzung Pham, Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine, Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Bethesda, MD

Organizing committee members:
Pierre-Louis Bazin, Department of Neurophysics, Max Planck Institute, Leipzig, Germany
Aaron Carass, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Peter Calabresi, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Ciprian Crainiceanu, Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Lotta Ellingsen, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
Qing He, Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine, Henry Jackson Foundation, Bethesda, MD
Jerry Prince, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Daniel Reich, Translational Neuroradiology Unit, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Snehashis Roy, Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine, Henry Jackson Foundation, Bethesda, MD


VIII. Funding support

This challenge was supported in part by a grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS R01 NS070906). Funding for prizes was provided by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.