CCP PET-MR

Collaborative Computational Project in Positron Emission Tomography
and Magnetic Resonance imaging

Release of SIRF 2.0.0

We are delighted to announce the release of our Synergistic Image Reconstruction Framework (SIRF) Version 2.0.0.

 

The main change of the 2.0.0 release is the addition in SIRF of image registration and resampling via NiftyReg. We are particularly excited by this addition as it will enable synergistic reconstruction between images with different dimensions, such as those of PET and MR.

For this a new ImageData hierarchy common to PET and MR data has been developed. Additionally, ImageData now contains geometrical information.

 

A complete list of changes can be found in our CHANGES file.

 

Please visit http://www.ccppetmr.ac.uk/softwareframework.html for further information and links, including a list with our planned timelines.

 

We remind you that we supply a Virtual Machine (using Oracle VirtualBox 5.2.26) with Python bindings pre-installed, a Docker container, and procedures for those who want to build the software natively, which should work on Linux and Mac (native installation on Windows is possible but still difficult at present unfortunately).

 

For those of you who have the previous SIRF 1.x VM, please note that it is not straightforward to upgrade it to SIRF 2.0 (due to updated requirements of the dependencies). If you really need this, please send email to our mailing list.

 

Please try it out and let us know, by mailing to CCP-PETMR-USERS@JISCMAIL.AC.UK, whether it worked for you and provide feedback.

 

Finally, we now also have a DOI for the software, see 10.5281/zenodo.2707911. Instructions on how to cite this will be on our website in the near future. A SIRF paper is in preparation.

 

Our Best Regards,

 

On behalf of the CCPPETMR Developers

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The main change of the 2.0.0 release is the addition in SIRF of image registration and resampling via NiftyReg. We are particularly excited by this addition as it will enable synergistic reconstruction between images with different dimensions, such as tho
News Date: 
Friday, May 24, 2019