OSIPI Task Force 2.3: DCE/DSC contributions

Task force aims

Collect, validate and harmonise DCE/DSC code snippets from developers

Task force description

Task force 2.3 aims to collect, test and share open-source perfusion imaging code for use in research and software development. Code contributions can include modules covering one or more steps within the image processing pipeline, for example T1 mapping, converting signal to concentration and pharmacokinetic modelling. A further aim of OSIPI is to develop a fully tested and harmonised code library, drawing on the contributions within this repository.

Note that most Taskforce 2.3 activity is now taking place in our public DSC-/DCE-MRI Python code repository on Github. Please visit the repository wiki for detailed information.

Please contact the leads if you are interested in joining the taskforce or in contributing code.

Task force leads


Michael Thrippleton
Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh, UK


Petra van Houdt
the Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, NL

Task force members

  • Ben Dickie
    University of Manchester

  • Jonathan Arvidsson
    University of Gothenburg

  • Michael Berks
    University of Manchester

  • Samuel Barnes
    Loma Linda University

  • Martin Craig
    University of Oxford

  • Ingomar Gutmann
    University of Vienna

  • Zaki Ahmed
    Mayo Clinic

  • Ben Ellingson
    University of California, Los Angeles

  • Federico Pineda
    University of Chicago

  • Matthias Schabel
    Oregon Health & Science University

  • Sudarshan Ragunathan
    Barrow Neurological Institute

  • Luis Torres
    University of Wisconsin - Madison

  • Laura Bell
    Genentech, Inc.

  • Sirisha Tadimalla
    University of Sydney

  • Yu Sun
    University of Sydney

  • Lucy Kershaw
    University of Edinburgh

  • Jesper Kallehauge
    Aarhus University

  • Oliver Gurney-Champion
    Amsterdam University Medical Center, location AMC

  • Adam Tattersall
    University of Edinburgh

Task force status

  • A DSC/DCE-MRI code collection repository has been set up. Code collection and testing are underway (see [here](https://github.com/OSIPI/DCE-DSC-MRI_CodeCollection/blob/develop/doc/code_contributions_record.csv) for overview of progress).
  • 22/01/2020 Lead confirmed.
  • 31/01/2020 Co-lead confirmed.
  • 16/03/2020 Members confirmed.
  • 07/06/2020 Roadmap completed.
  • 31/07/2020 Milestone 1 "define scope" led by Petra van Houdt. Completed.
  • 01/08/2020 Milestone 2 "collect and verify sample code" led by Sudarshan Ragunathan. Completed.
  • 15/02/2021 Milestone 3 "Targeted call for DC code". Completed.
  • 01/05/2021 Milestone 4 "Unit test process finalized". Completed.
  • 01/10/2021 Milestone 5 "Define process of code standardisation," led by Michael Berks. Completed.
  • Deliverable 1 "DC code collection v1.0 - unit tested". Completed.
  • Deliverable 2 "Deliverable

  • Task force folder on drive - storage space for public or private documents developed by the task force.
  • Task force slack channel - for discussions between task force members.
  • Task force webpage backend - for information on task force progress, links to public resources, aims, membership, status, etc.

Public resources

  • Public - DSC/DCE-MRI code collection repository
  • Public - Test results website
  • Public - Documentation (wiki)
  • Public - Roadmap document
  • Public - Taskforce scope document