This year’s IEEE Visualization Contest was medically-themed: Contestants had to demonstrate how the visualisation of multi-modal datasets could be used for neuro-surgical planning. More specifically, submissions had to show how the following two questions could be best answered:
- What is the relation between the lesion, functional areas and white matter tracts?
- How can the lesion be accessed most safely?
Recently, the winning team and three honourable mentions were announced:
Winner: Pre-Operative Planning of Brain Tumor Resections by Stefan Diepenbrock, Jörg-Stefan Praßni, Florian Lindemann, Hans-Werner Bothe and Timo Ropinski.
Honourable mention 1: An Exploration and Planning Tool for Neurosurgical Interventions by Diana Röttger, Sandy Engelhardt, Christopher Denter, Burkhard Güssefeld, Annette Hausdörfer, Gerrit Lochmann, Dominik Ospelt, Janine Paschke, QiAn Tao, Stefan Müller.
Honourable mention 2: Neurosurgical Intervention Planning with VolV by Silvia Born, Daniela Wellein, Peter Rhone, Matthias Pfeiﬂe, Jan Friedrich, Dirk Bartz.
Honourable mention 3: A Fiber Navigator for Neurosurgical Planning (NeuroPlanningNavigator) by Olivier Vaillancourt, Gabriel Girard, Arnaud Bore, Maxime Descoteaux.
You can also download a 550 MB zip file with all the contributions from the contest website.