A virtual research environment for cancer imaging research
Avila-Garcia MS., Xiong X., Trefethen AE., Crichton C., Tsui A., Hu P.
The "Virtual Research Environment for Cancer Imaging" project aims to support image processing researchers and clinicians by providing a framework for sharing images and algorithms. In this paper we present the system developed to date which has focused on sharing and managing DICOM images using Microsoft's Share Point 2010. The system allows configuring the metadata to be extracted from the DICOM tags to meet requirements from both set of users: imaging researchers and clinicians. We present the work conducted to allow sharing algorithms as scientific workflows through the use of the Trident Workflow Workbench and the initial library of activities and workflows created for one of the most popular image processing toolkits among imaging researchers, the Insight Toolkit. © 2011 IEEE.