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The scope of NA-MIC activities includes both highly speculative explorations of new
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The scope of NA-MIC activities includes advanced medical image analysis research combined with leading edge software processes and computational platforms. To reflect these activities, the NA-MIC Computer Science Core efforts are organized around two teams: Algorithms and Engineering. Their joint output is the NA-MIC Kit which embodies a comprehensive set of analysis techniques in a well architected, documented, and widely used platform as described in the following paragraphs.  
mathematical formulations of core image analysis techniques and the ongoing effort of
 
delivering and supporting binary distributions of software applications across a range of
 
computing platforms. To address this continuum, NA-MIC Computer Science Core efforts are  
 
organized around two teams: Algorithms and Engineering. Their joint output is the NA-MIC Kit  
 
which embodies a comprehensive set of analysis techniques in a well architected, documented,  
 
and widely used platform as described in the following paragraphs.  
 
  
'''Algorithms.''' The NA-MIC Computer Science Algorithm effort is responsible for pushing the  
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'''Algorithms.''' The NA-MIC Computer Science Algorithm effort responds to the challenges of the DBPs to expand the horizons of medical image analysis. As a result, the Algorithm activities are typically highly experimental, creating new approaches that are rapidly prototyped, tested, and improved.
boundaries of applied mathematical techniques in the context of the challenges of the DBPs. As  
 
such, the Algorithm activities are typically highly experimental, with a wide range of approaches  
 
that are rapidly prototyped, tested, and improved. These efforts, often undertaken by graduate
 
students under the direction of more senior academics, generate novel approaches that can
 
have wide applicability beyond the original motivating problems.
 
  
'''Engineering.''' The NA-MIC Computer Science Engineering effort is responsible for providing an
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'''Engineering.''' The NA-MIC Computer Science Engineering effort supports the needs of the Algorithms effort by creating integrated software platforms supporting research and eventually deployment of advanced technology. The Engineering team also develops and maintains processes used to build and sustain a large research community.
integrated platform that supports the research requirements of the NA-MIC community.
 
Consisting of both academic and commercial software developers, the Engineering team aims
 
for a stable and reliable software platform with a sufficiently high level set of support to enable
 
leading-edge clinical applications.  
 
  
'''NA-MIC Kit.''' The NA-MIC Kit consists of a modular set of interoperable free open source  
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'''NA-MIC Kit.''' The NA-MIC Kit consists of an integrated set of interoperable free open source  
software (FOSS) packages, managed under a collaborative, high quality software engineering
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software (FOSS) packages; developed, supported and deployed using a collaborative, agile, high quality software process. The NA-MIC Kit has been constructed as a layered architecture to provide a spectrum of capabilities, ranging from compute-intensive algorithms to easy to use applications. Hence the broader research community can choose to engage the NA-MIC Kit at a variety of levels, including developing extensions which can be readily deployed to the broader biomedical imaging community.
methodology. These packages have been carefully architected to accommodate technology
 
contributions from the NA-MIC Investigators, and to rapidly deploy these technologies to NAMIC and the broader biomedical imaging community. A primary motivation for the creation and
 
use of this common infrastructure is that new concepts, emerging perhaps after a productive
 
discussion at a computer science seminar, can be directly and efficiently deployed into the  
 
hands of a clinical researcher seeking better insight on a difficult patient case.  Thus, the
 
process of closing the gap between idea and implementation, and supporting rapid iteration as
 
new ideas are tested and improved, lies at the core of the NA-MIC software approach.
 
  
 
In the following subsections we highlight the accomplishments from this reporting period for  
 
In the following subsections we highlight the accomplishments from this reporting period for  

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The scope of NA-MIC activities includes advanced medical image analysis research combined with leading edge software processes and computational platforms. To reflect these activities, the NA-MIC Computer Science Core efforts are organized around two teams: Algorithms and Engineering. Their joint output is the NA-MIC Kit which embodies a comprehensive set of analysis techniques in a well architected, documented, and widely used platform as described in the following paragraphs.

Algorithms. The NA-MIC Computer Science Algorithm effort responds to the challenges of the DBPs to expand the horizons of medical image analysis. As a result, the Algorithm activities are typically highly experimental, creating new approaches that are rapidly prototyped, tested, and improved.

Engineering. The NA-MIC Computer Science Engineering effort supports the needs of the Algorithms effort by creating integrated software platforms supporting research and eventually deployment of advanced technology. The Engineering team also develops and maintains processes used to build and sustain a large research community.

NA-MIC Kit. The NA-MIC Kit consists of an integrated set of interoperable free open source software (FOSS) packages; developed, supported and deployed using a collaborative, agile, high quality software process. The NA-MIC Kit has been constructed as a layered architecture to provide a spectrum of capabilities, ranging from compute-intensive algorithms to easy to use applications. Hence the broader research community can choose to engage the NA-MIC Kit at a variety of levels, including developing extensions which can be readily deployed to the broader biomedical imaging community.

In the following subsections we highlight the accomplishments from this reporting period for algorithms, engineering, and NA-MIC kit.

2.1 Algorithms

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2.2 Engineering

foo

2.3 NA-MIC Kit

foo