Software Tools for Image Based Modeling, Simulation, and VisualizationAugust 31st, 2011
at EMBS 2011
The goal of this tutorial is to introduce participants to a suite of software tools for image-based modeling, simulation, and visualization developed by the NIH/NCRR Center for Integrative Biomedical Computing (CIBC). This portable and flexible collection of interactive tools was designed in particular to support the development of subject specific, image based geometric models for simulation of bioelectric fields. The tools, individually or as a suite, have much broader utility and have supported research and clinical projects all over the world.
The tools in the suite include:
- Seg3D, for general purpose user-guided image segmentation;
- ImageVis3D, for visualization of large scale data;
- map3d, for visualization of surface based maps from multichannel time signals;
- BioMesh3D, a set of utilities for creating surface and volume meshes from segmented image data;
- SCIRun, a comprehensive problem solving environment that integrates many of the capabilities of an entire image based modeling pipeline.
The tutorial will be a mix of didactic presentations on the components of image based modeling, simulation, and visualization; hands on practice with the software; and cases studies of real world applications. We will provide participants with the software and test data sets and encourage participants to bring their laptop computers, and, if relevant, their own data. CIBC members and developers will be on hand to help participants learn the programs, port their data, and generate useful results. We especially encourage participation by students, post docs, and technical users and software developers. Binary distribution installers (recommended) will be available for Apple OS X and Windows operating systems.