Section: Contracts and Grants with Industry
Virtual Physiological Human Network of Excellence
Participants : Nicholas Ayache, Olivier Clatz, Hervé Delingette, Florence Dru [ Correspondant ] , Maxime Sermesant.
The Virtual Physiological Human Network of Excellence (VPH NoE) is a EU Seventh Framework funded project, working to connect and support researchers in the VPH field within Europe and beyond. INRIA is one of the core members, and is more dedicated, through Asclepios, to the data fusion part of the VPH toolkit.
During the first year of the VPH NoE, several deliverables were submitted by INRIA to the project coordinators and to the commission, regarding the horizontal data fusion task:
A document presenting software requirements for a mesh to mesh or mesh to image manual fusion tool. The purpose of this document is to explain the purpose and features of this fusion tool, how it works and the constraints under which it must operate.
A software for automatic image fusion has been made available. This software handles rigid and affine transforms and is based on ITK open-source components.
A report presenting the assessment of the rigid fusion process for two algorithms belonging to two main classes of fusion approaches: geometric and iconic. This assessment described in this document is a first step towards designing more robust, accurate and faster algorithms. It also provides an evaluation framework that could be used to assess performance of other fusion algorithms.
In the framework of collaboration between VPH-NoE partners, and through interaction between the Toolkit team and the exemplar projects, an use case presenting how horizontal data fusion can be used at different steps of a tumour growth modelling workflow has been written.