Collaborative Computational Project in Synergistic Reconstruction for Biomedical Imaging

IEEE MIC 2015 Satellite Workshop on Open Source Software in Medical Imaging


  • Charalampos Tsoumpas, University of Leeds
  • Kris Thielemans, University College London

Where and when

IEEE Medical Imaging Conference, San Diego, CA, USA
Saturday, 7 November, 2015, 13:00-16:30, Pacific Salon 3


Open source software is established as one of the new successful ways of accelerating software development and scientific discoveries across different scientific domains. In tomography, several packages have been developed and extensively used. The aim of this workshop is to provide a comprehensive summary of existing packages in Medical Imaging relevant to the conference attendees. During this workshop experienced developers will present the most recent developments of image reconstruction software libraries and will include emphasis on software and algorithmic development. Additional time will be allowed for discussion between the speakers and the audience.


The event was free and no registration was required.

Programme and presentations

All presentations are kindly made available by the presenters under the Creative Commons "Attribution-NoDerivs" license, allowing redistribution without modification with credit to the author(s).

  • W. van Aarle, W.-J. Palenstijn, J. Sijbers
    The ASTRA Toolbox: fast and flexible tomographic reconstructions
    YouTube premeeting recording
  • S. Pedemonte, N. Fuin, S. Bowen, C. Catana, K. Van Leemput
    Occiput: unified PET, MR and SPECT reconstruction
    Prezi presentation
  • T. Merlin, S. Stute, C. Comtat, F. Lamare, D. Benoit, J. Bert, A. Autret, D. Visvikis
    CASTOR: Customizable and Advanced Software for TOmographic Reconstruction
  • J. Adler, O. Öktem, H. Kohr
    ODL: A Python library for inverse problems
  • K. Thielemans, C. Tsoumpas
    STIR: Software for Tomographic Image Reconstruction
  • M. S. Hansen
    Gadgetron: An open source framework for medical image reconstruction

See the conference site for timings and abstracts.


The meeting was recorded via WebEx using non-professional equipment. In addition, the recording quality depended on network throughput at the conference site. Sound quality is therefore sometimes poor, especially in the discussion session at the end where some speakers were too far from the microphone. Nevertheless, we make this recording available for those who could not make it to the workshop.
PLAY RECORDING (3 hr 35 min)


This event was sponsored by GE Research and the UK Collaborative Computational Project (CCP) in synergistic PET-MR reconstruction.

Many thanks to the MIC conference organisers (in particular Ralf Engels, Tony Lavietes and Dave Gregory) for helping with the announcements, making the room available, looking into audio facilities, sorting out catering, etc etc.

Last modified: 25 Nov 2015