Participant : Pierre Fillard [ Correspondant ] .
During the evaluation seminar of the INRIA's living science theme, the MedINRIA software (initiated by Pierre Fillard) was presented as a potential common platform to transfer towards clinics the methodological advances made at INRIA. After the recruitment of Pierre Fillard at Parietal , efforts were deployed to finalize the next generation of MedINRIA (aka Medular) Fig. 1 With the help of Olivier Clatz and Julien Wintz (both at Asclepios ), and with the support of INRIA (with the ADT MedINRIA), we expect to release a beta version early next year. Technological transfer will follow, starting with the advances initially implemented in the former version of MedINRIA (image registration and diffusion MRI processing), completed by new progress in function MRI developed by Parietal .
The future of MedINRIA includes the proposal of an INRIA large scale initiative to federate the INRIA teams Asclepios , Parietal , Athena , Visages around software development, and with the proposal of a European project. The goal of this European project is to federate several European teams around a common toolkit for medical imaging software integration. Furthermore, this toolkit should be compliant with the US initiative called the CTK (Common ToolKit - http://www.commontk.org ). Finally, possible connections between MedINRIA and the Brainvisa software are being investigated: MedINRIA can benefit from the database management of Brainvisa to process large sets of data, while Brainvisa can benefit from the clinical aspect of MedINRIA.