The STACOM 2011 – 4D LV Segmentation Challenge
Welcome to the 4D Left-Vetricular (LV) Segmentation Challenge website. This challenge is part of the MICCAI 2011 workshop entitled: "Statistical Atlases and Computational Models in the Heart (STACOM): Imaging and Modeling Challenges" to be held on 22nd September 2011 in Toronto, Canada. In this challenge, a full set of 4D cine-MRI from short-axes and long-axes views at ~20 frames through the cardiac cycle in 200 patients with myocardial infarction are provided by the Cardiac Atlas Project.
Your task is to delineate LV myocardium by using the data we provide on this website. We also provide the ground truth labeled images, which were manually and carefully drawn by experts, to allow you to test and/or to train your algorithm. By using the same data set for the validation, we hope that confounding difficulties, which arise from heterogenous data to compare results between peers, are eliminated. This is, therefore, not a competitive scheme (see our Objectives), but instead a collaborative effort between cardiac image researchers to produce a better ground truth from a large data set of cardiac MRI data.
How to join
Are you interested to participate in this challenge? Then go to the Data Access page. You need to sign in with the login and password given by the organizer by email.
Don't have the login access yet? Send an email to Avan Suinesiaputra by providing your name and institution. We will send you the login access to the data shortly.
Note that the organizers of this challenge will only perform assessment of the segmentation results from the validation data set, where the ground truth values are unseen to the participants. All about paper submission, review processes and revisions are independently taken care by the STACOM 2011 organizers.