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



The database is now promoted through the following evaluation platform website

22nd of July 2014
Deadline for registration

11th of July 2014
Publication-ready paper sumbission deadline

27th of June 2014
Notification of acceptance

13th of June 2014
Paper submission deadline

23rd of May. 2014
1st Testing database is now available through the Midas website

Real-time 3D echocardiography has already been shown to be an accurate tool for left ventricular (LV) volume assessment. However, LV border identification remains a challenging task, mainly because of the low contrast of the images combined with drop-out artifacts and speckle. Image quality may differ significantly and image characteristics depend on ultrasound machine and operator settings.

illustration of the segmentation task in 3D echo

There thus exist strong efforts in developing fully or semi-automatic algorithms able to capture the LV morphology. Many (semi-)automatic algorithms have been proposed for segmenting the LV border, but a systematic and fair comparison between such methods has so far been impossible due to lack of publicly available common datasets with expert-defined segmentations.

The aim of this challenge is thus to gather researchers around the field of LV segmentation in 3D cardiac ultrasound by providing such common dataset enabling direct algorithm comparison. Such platform will allow consistent evaluation of the proposed segmentation solutions while highlighting the best performing ones, thus contributing to a faster clinical translation of groundbreaking technical advances.