CREATIS Lab.-France || KULeuven-Belgium || ThoraxCenter Lab.-Netherlands

How to participate to the challenge


To participate to CETUS challenge and get access to the involved datasets, you have to:

  • E-mailed a scanned version of the signed agreement of data confidentiality to Such file is available by clicking here.

  • Create an account through the dedicated MIDAS website (through the "Register" option presents at the top right of the webpage).

  • Once we will get your scanned version of the signed agreement of data confidentiality and that you will get an account through the midas platform, we will send you an email invitation to join the CETUS MICCAI 2014 community. After joing the community, you could access to the data of the challenge through your MIDAS account.

Signing the agreement allows the person registered to use the data for evaluation of left ventricle contour detection algorithms, preferably via the online MIDAS platform. The use of the data for other scientific purposes requires a detailed request to and subsequent permission from the challenge organizers.

Results submission Guidelines

  • Participants are invited to submit their segmentation results through the dedicated MIDAS website (using their own account) by uploading the corresponding files.

  • For each patient, the participant has to upload two files: one corresponding to the End Diastolic instant (ED) and one for the End Systolic (ES) instant.

  • Each file has to be named according to the following naming convention:

    • Patient_Number_ED_result.vtk
    • Patient_Number_ES_result.vtk

    where "Number" should be replaced by the number of the patient under segmentation (this number appears in the filename of the corresponding input data).

  • All mesh results should be saved into a vtk format (vtkPolyData).

  • Each mesh should be expressed in the corresponding input ultrasound image space.

  • In order to optimize the computation of the different error measures, the participants are invited to respect the same properties as the ones of the reference meshes whose information are provided here.

Paper submission Guidelines

  • Participants are invited to submit a paper of their work through the following web address

  • The paper should include the following elements 1) a description of the proposed segmentation technique, 2) a description of the involved parameters and their sensitivity in the segmentation accuracy, 3) a set of images providing an intuitive way to present the segmentation results, 4) a rough estimate of the CPU time needed.

  • Supplementary materials such as short videos, are encouraged, but not mandatory.

  • Papers should be formatted in Lecture Notes in Computer Science style. The file format for submission is Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). Other formats will not be accepted.

Important dates

  • June 13th, 2014: Workshop paper submission deadline

  • June 27th, 2014: Notification of acceptance

  • July 11th, 2014: Deadline for camera ready papers