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RSNA 2010

RSNA’s 96th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL. The 96th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting begins on Sunday, November 28, at 8:30am and adjourns on Friday, December 3, at 3:15pm.

Main RSNA 2010 event page

Slicer Software Binaries for RSNA

Slicer3.6.2-2010-10-22 ( version which has been installed on the RSNA worsktations)


RSNA 2010 AudioVisual Guidelines

To enhance the meeting room environment at RSNA 2010, all screens will be 16:9 widescreen format, not 4:3 as in previous years. To take full advantage of the new widescreen format, build or convert your presentation to 16:9. If you use 4:3 as your presentation format aspect ratio, your presentation will be "pillar boxed" on the 16:9 screens. Please download the below to assist you in your preparations.

Speaker Guidelines:

For Windows Users:

For Macintosh Users:

For Posters and Booth Slides: The program department does not offer slide templates. We provide support for mounting and display of exhibits, but preparation is the responsibility of the author. Handouts can be in any format (the most common are powerpoint, or a .pdf of an article). These can be sited at the presenter's site (either his own or the institution) and he can submit a URL to the site, which we will add to his course in the online program. There will also be a list of URL's in the education area of our website. Or, the speaker can choose to upload his handout to our site. This feature will be available in the next few days, and can be accessed through our faculty website (

If you have any special requirements – i.e., sound, Internet, use of your own computer – please contact Kim Christianson at or Janet Cooper at All special requirements are subject to review for approval.

Beginning in mid October, you will be able to submit your presentation in advance by accessing the RSNA submission site. Information on how to access the site will be sent closer to the date.

NA-MIC Slicer Workshop

Date & Time

3D Interactive Visualization of DICOM Images for Radiology Applications Course Page

  • 11/29/2010 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Location: S401CD, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois
  • Author/Presenter: Kitt Shaffer MD, PhD
  • Author/Presenter: Sonia Marie-Aurore Pujol PhD
  • Author/Presenter: Randy L. Gollub MD, PhD
  • In-room software & dataset check Sunday 11/28 from 3:30PM onward


Prior to distributing at the course: Stop by the program office at the meeting (N426B) with a copy of handouts. A special form needs to be signed for handouts that then must be given to the room monitors.

CTSA Slicer Workshop

Date & Time

Quantitative Medical Imaging for Clinical Research and Practice

  • 11/30/2010 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location: S401CD, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois
  • Author/Presenter: Randy L. Gollub MD, PhD
  • Author/Presenter: Katarzyna J. Macura MD, PhD
  • Author/Presenter: Jeffrey T. Yap PhD
  • Author/Presenter: Ron Kikinis MD
  • Author/Presenter: Valerie Humblet
  • Author/Presenter: Wendy Plesniak PhD
  • In-room software & dataset check Sunday 11/28 from 3:30PM onward & Monday 11/29 from 12:30PM - 2:30PM


Prior to distributing at the course: Stop by the program office at the meeting (N426B) with a copy of handouts. A special form needs to be signed for handouts that then must be given to the room monitors.

Randy Introduction -- 5 minutes
Kasia -- 17 minutes
Jeff -- 17 minutes
Wendy/Ron -- Hands-on

Can adjust lecture down to 35 minutes if necessary to accommodate more tutorial time.

Tenative plans are to adapt hands-on workshop from 2009, including Slicer3Minute, ChangeTracker, and PET/CT.

  • Alternative discussed by Jeff & Wendy, Slicer3Minute, Updated RECIST using Slicer's measurements module, and PET/CT.
  • Jeff will provide:
    • Anonymized dataset including baseline and followup showing at least 5 lesions
    • Note about WHICH lesions to measure (screenshots with each identified?)
    • Note about on which slice each lesion should be measured
    • Jeff -- 1 measurement or 2 orthogonal measurements?

Quantitative Imaging Reading Room

The Quantitative Imaging Reading Room will be located in the Lakeside Learning Center (Hall E) of McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago. Setup: 11/27/2010 from 8AM-5PM. Tear-down: 12/03/2010 from 12:45PM-4PM.

Slicer Exhibit

One hour Meet-the-Experts (MTE) sessions will be held in the QI Reading Room during specified times. The MTE sessions are an opportunity for representatives of your organization to interact with RSNA meeting attendees. The sessions may involve:

  • Software demonstrations of quantitative imaging products and applications
  • Educating practicing radiologists about strategies for and the importance of augmenting subjective image interpretation with quantitative measures
  • Review of the present uses of quantitative imaging in research and in clinical practice
  • General question and answer session
  • There is NO maximum/limit to to amount of time an exhibitor may be at their booth or interact with meeting attendees.
  • Title: 3D Slicer: An Open Source Application for Registration, Segmentation, Quantitative Analysis, and Visualization of Biomedical Image Data
  • Focus: Interactive Editor, Volume Rendering, Tools for Quantitative Analysis
  • Exhibitors:
    • A Fedorov
    • W Plesniak
    • K. Hayes

Date & Time

Slicer booth sessions are tenatively scheduled for:

  • Setup: 11/27/2010 (8am-5pm) (Andriy)
  • Monday November 29 (12:15-1:15pm) (Wendy & Andriy)
  • Wednesday December 1 (12:15-1:15pm) (Wendy & Andriy)
  • Thursday December 2 (12:15 - 1:15pm) (Wendy & Andriy)
  • Tear-down: 12/03/2010 (12:45pm-4pm) (Andriy)


  • Installing and Dismantling of Exhibits (Contact: Karen Hamm,
  • Installing: 8:00am-5:00pm, Saturday, November 27, 2010
  • Exhibit must be fully installed by 5:00pm on Saturday, November 27.
  • Should have WinXP on dual core machine and two monitors --confirm that computer is up to spec: we have rented additional equipment (nVidia card with 512MB Vid mem, 4GB RAM) --document here media: BWH-Harvard_2010 Computer Equipment Rental Form_V2.pdf
  • Things to do:
    • hang poster
    • handouts
    • install slides & confirm
    • install software & datasets & confirm
  • Lakeside Learning Center exhibit area will open on Saturday, November 27 at 8:00am.
  • The Lakeside Learning Center will not be open for installation on Friday, November 26.

Exhibit Hours

  • Exhibit should be accessible to attendees all six days of the meeting.
  • The Lakeside Learning Center will be open according to the following schedule:
    • Sunday, Nov. 28, 8:00am – 6:00pm
    • Monday-Thursday, Nov. 29-Dec. 2, 7:00am – 10:00pm
    • Friday, Dec. 3, 7:00am – 12:45pm

Educational materials (link here as developed):

Meet the Experts sessions:

Infrastructure provided:

Each exhibitor will be provided (no charge):

  • One 6.5 foot long (2.0 m) counter (30 inches high) with two chairs
  • A computer with 1GIG RAM, if needed
  • Two multi-sync 19-inch flat screen LCD monitors,1280-1024 resolution, if needed
  • An internet connection
  • Electrical outlets
  • Fixed poster panels which will accommodate a standard-size poster (usable display area: 77 inches wide x 40 inches high)


  • Exibits can be removed between 12:45pm-4:00pm, Friday, December 3, 2010
  • Dismantling of exhibits may not begin before Friday, December 3 at 12:45pm and must be completed by 4:00pm.
  • Any exhibits not dismantled or shipping arranged by 4:00pm on Friday, December 3 will be dismantled and shipped at the exhibitor’s expense.

Demos for the Slicer booth

TODO list:

  • collect all of the needed data, save to USB key
  • finalize the version of Slicer to be used for demo, go through the testing for each demo
  • package Slicer and save to USB key

Slicer build to be used for demos:

Tentative demo list:

DEMO Status Datasets Notes
Volume Rendering OK on wintest OsirixManixDataset show cropping, transfer functions, GPU, slice composite view
Volume Rendering OK on wintest OsirixPanoramixDataset show cropping, transfer functions, GPU, slice composite view
Volume Rendering OK on wintest Lung Data show cropping, transfer functions, GPU, slice composite view
Editor & Tractography Use4Demo.mrml contains registered dataset, and should be used on non-windows system (memory limit); Use4DemoOnWindows.mrml is for 32-bit windows fmriCase40 GrowCut segmentation, Editor, tractography, registration, navigation mode in lightbox

Registration for this case is described in Registration Library Case 33

ChangeTracker OK on wintest ChangeTracker tutorial dataset answer questions from tutorial
Prostate Imaging Applications OK on wintest Prostate Data multi-parametric MRI visualization , lightbox, quantitative imaging, registration, IGT
EM Segmenter OK on wintest EMS Data registration, segmentation Warning: can run out of memory quickly on Windows, be careful and restart Slicer after working with this demo
PET/CT SUV Analysis OK on wintest PETCTFusion Data quantitative assessment of tumor response to treatment
Liver GS Case NA Liver Case segmentation and visualization for gunshot case review

wintest is a Windows XP machine at 1249