BBMRI-NL Population Imaging Platform

Summary 

With the population imaging platform, users can easily run image-analysis pipelines on medical images. The medical images can be stored in a central XNAT database. Then, users can query data and available pipelines, select pipelines for processing and inspect intermediate and final results.

 

What is BBMRI-NL’s Population Imaging Platform?

The population imaging platform is a service that facilitates the running of medical image-analysis pipelines on medical images. It provides the user with an XNAT database for storing images, an easy-to-use platform to run pipelines on these images to calculate imaging biomarkers, and a viewer to inspect intermediate and final results.

 

Why BBMRI-NL’s Population Imaging Platform?

The population imaging platform facilitates the calculation of imaging biomarkers for researchers. The platform is easy to use, also for people without a technical background. The provided image-analysis pipelines are established methods that have proven their performance on large datasets.

 

Who should use BBMRI-NL’s Population Imaging Platform?

The platform is developed for researchers that would like to extract imaging biomarkers.

 

Status

Currently, images can be stored in the TRAIT XNAT (www.ctmm-trait.nl/trait-tools/xnat).

So far, eight pipelines have been implemented:

  • Population based statistical analysis of brain structures (LUMC)
  • Whole brain segmentation (EMC)
  • Tissue segmentation (EMC)
  • Hippocampus segmentation (EMC)
  • White-matter-lesion segmentation (EMC)
  • Brain-structure segmentation (EMC)
  • Epi-cardial-fat segmentation (EMC)
  • Connectome reconstruction (UMCU)

This year, more pipelines on structural images, functional images, and Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) will be implemented.
 
References and other links for BBMRI-NL’s Population Imaging Platform:

www.populationimaging.eu

 

For more information on BBMRI-NL’s Population Imaging Platform, contact:

 

BBMRI-NL’s Population Imaging Platform leaders: Annegreet van Opbroek: a.vanopbroek@erasmusmc.nl  or  Marcel Koek: m.koek@erasmusmc.nl

or contact the Service Desk

 

BBMRI-NL’s WP leader: Aad van der Lugt: a.vanderlugt@erasmusmc.nl, Wiro Niessen: w.niessen@erasmusmc.nl, Hilleke Hulshoff Pol: h.e.hulshoff@umcutrecht.nl

 

Updated: 29 March 2017