This year, CDMRI will be hosting the MICCAI Diffusion-Simulated Connectivity Challenge (DiSCo) to bring you an exciting and diverse workshop on the 1st of October, which will be an online event.
The objective of this challenge is to evaluate DW-MRI pipelines for performing quantitative structural connectivity analysis. The challenge specifically targets methods for DW-MRI pre-processing, estimation of fiber orientation distributions, tractography and streamline filtering algorithms, as well as algorithms for calculating connectivity strength.
The DW-MRI signal was generated using a Monte-Carlo simulation of particle dynamics in a large synthetic substrate composed of approximately 12’000 trajectories interconnecting 16 regions of interest. The diameter of the synthetic axons ranges from 1.4 to 4.2 μm. The challenge includes three datasets for pipeline training, validation, and testing. The challenge's registration deadline is September 1st, 2021.
For full details and to contact the fantastic organisers of this challenge, please check out the DiSCo website.