Collaborative Computational Project in Synergistic Reconstruction for Biomedical Imaging

Training School for the Synergistic Image Reconstruction Framework (SIRF) and Core Imaging Library (CIL)

Monday, June 28, 2021 - 09:00 to Friday, July 16, 2021 - 12:00

Registration Deadline June 8th 2021

An online training course will be provided for the image reconstruction, optimisation and regularisation software packages: Synergistic Image Reconstruction Framework (SIRF) and the Core Imaging Library (CIL). This course will be free (registration required) and of interest to attendees of the Fully3D conference which follows after the course. However, material will start at an introductory level for anyone beginning in the image reconstruction field with interest in software and computing.

The course will cover image reconstruction for PET, MRI and x-ray CT, emphasising commonalities but allowing participants to concentrate on topics that fit their interest.

We plan 3 interactive sessions per week which will be recorded to help participants in different time zones or who have other commitments. In addition, there will be links to recorded lectures, dedicated Slack channels for communication between participants, trainers and developers of SIRF and CIL, and of course open source software (using Python via Jupyter notebooks). This hands-on course will be delivered with pre-configured cloud computing and information for local deployment will be provided (e.g. Docker container).

Dates: 28th June - 16th July, 6 core and 3 optional sessions spread over 3 weeks.

Times: tentative times for interactive sessions are 14:00-17:00 BST (= GMT + 01:00).

Date Event
Fri 9th April Registration opens
Tue 8th June Registration closes
Mon 14th June Release of training material
Mon 28th June Basic concepts. Acquisition models, forward projections, back (adjoint) projections, simple reconstruction, display.
Wed 30th June Optional support session.
Fri 2nd of July Wrap-up of topics for the week.
Mon 5th July Iterative Reconstruction and Regularisation
Wed 7th July Optional support session.
Fri 9th of July Wrap-up of topics for the week.
Mon 12th of July Advanced topics (topics under consideration: synergistic reconstruction, deep learning approaches)
Wed 14th of July Optional support session.
Fri 16th of July Discussion of solutions and wrap-up.
Fri 16th of July 17:00-18:00 Optional social event.

CCP SyneRBI – links to SIRF

CCPi – links to CIL

Fully3D 2021

Accessibility Notice

The live training sessions will be held via Zoom where live transcripts are available. Recordings will be available on platforms such as YouTube with subtitles.

The training material is made of jupyter notebooks. Unfortunately currently jupyter does not meet accessibility standards.