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Project Description

This project will continue the development of the Slicer-Liver extension that will be developed through the ALive project. The objective of the Slicer-Liver extension is to provide researchers with tools to perform liver analytics towards planning of liver interventions (resections, ablations). At this point in the project we need to port early prototypes of our resection planning algorithms into 3D Slicer.


Approach and Plan

For this Project week we will build on the advances obtained in the las project week. Some of the objectives are based on new functionality that has been tested but not integrated yet, while some other objectives are refinement of functionality previusly integrated in [Slicer-Liver PW36](https://github.com/NA-MIC/ProjectWeek/tree/master/PW36_2022_Virtual/Projects/Slicer-Liver


Progress and Next Steps

In this project week, we have changed the user interaction to use segmentations instead of models, which greatly simplifies the user interaction.

There is a PR for adding this extension to the extension manager. This be effective when we prepare a tutorial video on the use of the extension.

There are still standard features (e.g., volumetry computation) and new research features (e.g, risk maps visualization, new planning algorithms) that we would like to implement in future Project Weeks.

Background and References

  1. [Slicer-Liver PW36](https://github.com/NA-MIC/ProjectWeek/tree/master/PW36_2022_Virtual/Projects/Slicer-Liver
  2. Slicer-Liver PW35 (June 2021)
  3. NorMIT-Plan at NA-MIC project week (january 2020)
  4. NorMIT-Plan at NA-MIC project week (December 2020)
  5. Palomar, Rafael, et al. “A novel method for planning liver resections using deformable Bézier surfaces and distance maps.” Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine 144 (2017): 135-45.
  6. Palomar, Rafael, et al. “Surface reconstruction for planning and navigation of liver resections.” Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics 53 (2016): 30-42.