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Technical Training


Codivilla-Putti Research Centre
Bologna Italy

21-22 October 2008



Ethics in Research

Presenters:  Dr. Andrea Rizzi, Loredana Osbello and Massimiliano Luppi (members of IOR Secretariat of the Ethical Committee)

This presentation underlines the importance of Ethics in Research. Principal rules and regulations are reminded.

Presentations: part1 and part2 (pdf)




ITK and VTK Technical Training

Presenter:  Jérôme Schmid (ESR, University of Geneva, MIRALab)

This technical training introduces ITK and VTK in a first part through examples and exercises. The second part illustrates the connection of ITK and VTK pipelines. Simple segmentation scenarios are used to introduce the various examples.

Full archive: here

An environment to program C++ is essential as well as an installation of CMake. This makes the tutorial theoretically compatible with any OS platform. Check out first the Helloworld folder, then follow the instructions in the training presentation.




Soft tissue behaviour Technical Training

Presenter:  Massimiliano Baleani (IOR (Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli)), Luca Cristofolini (IOR) and Caroline Öhman (ESR, IOR)

This technical training was held in the experimental room of the Laboratorio di Tecnologia Medica of the Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli. A brief description of the experimental procedure was explained to the attendants. Then they were allowed to perform an experimental session on soft tissue (tendons) to determine their mechanical behaviour.




Finite Elements Method Technical Training

Presenters:  Anders Sandholm (ESR, Ecôle Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)) and Nicolas Pronost (ER, EPFL)

This technical training introduces the use of Finite Elements Method (FEM) to carry out muscles deformation simulation. The technical training uses a convenient system of Linux live CD to be able to run on any x86 platform. The user is responsible to download the correct live CD distribution (read instructions). The FEM simulation is performed with the Salome platform and the numerical solver Code Aster. The models of the simulation are composed of muscles and bones provided by MIRALab, University of Geneva and the forces to drive the simulation are pre-computed from an EPFL simulation engine.

Full archive: here




Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

17 March 2009


Medical Image Acquisition

Presenters:  Prof. Todd-Pokropek (University College London (UCL)), Mitchelle Chen (ESR, UCL)

This presentation illustrates the concepts and technical aspects of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Presentation (Registered users only): here (pdf)



Studying Joints with MRI

Presenters:  Mitchelle Chen

This presentation focuses on the examination and visualization of joints with MRI. Description of more adapted protocols is given, which allow a better imaging of the various joint structures.

Presentation (Registered users only): here (pdf)



MRI with multiple receivers

Presenters:  Dr. Freddy Odille (UCL)

This presentation depicts recent advances in parallel MRI exploiting the information simultaneously produced by multiple receivers. Technical aspects are given as well as the current issues of this promising technology.

Presentation: here (pdf)


Institut national de recherche en informatique et automatique (INRIA)

20 October 2009



Medical Image Segmentation

Presenters:  Dr. Hervé Delingette (INRIA), Dr. Tobias Heimann (ER, INRIA)

This presentation gives first an overview of medical image segmentation with its challenges and rich variety of approaches. Then methods based on appearance and shape priors are discussed more in details in a second part.

Presentations :
Introduction on segmentation - Part1 (pdf)
Appearance and shape priors for segmentation - Part 2 (pdf)



Dynamic Simulation

Presenters:  Tobias Heimann

This technical training focuses on dynamic simulation of anatomical structures by using the Open Source software SOFA. A step-by-step tutorial is given that explores first a simple knee joint simulation model and then a rigid/non-rigid models interaction simulation.

Required Material:
Presentation: here (pdf)
Data: here
Software: here (pdf)


Center for Sensory-Motor-Interaction
Aalborg, Denmark

17 March 2010


Multi-modal acquisition

Presenters:  Michael Voigt, Mark de Zee

This technical training presented the use of multiple modalities (Motion capture, force plate, EMG) to perform gait analysis in the motion lab. A first presentation was given covering the topics of multi-modal acquisition for musculoskeletal analysis and simulation. Then a practical session was held in the motion lab in order to present to the participants the different acquisitions devices and related software.