Sharing is an issue since they commonly use different programming tools, data sources and formats. </li></ul>?<br />They work at different locations <br />Computing Lab<br />Sharing image datasets.<br /><ul><li>Feedback
Different image formats</li></ul>Scientific Workflows/<br />Activities <br />
A Virtual Research Environment for Cancer Imaging (VRE-CI)<br />VRE-CIproject is funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) to provide a framework to allow researchers and clinicians involved in Cancer Imaging to share information, images and algorithms.<br /><ul><li> JISC VRE frameworks phase 3.
Gray Institute of Radiation, Oncology and Biology.
Ensure the system is interoperable with existing image management systems. </li></li></ul><li>Project Outputs<br />Module for Cancer Imaging:<br />Sharing DICOM images<br />Load in the system<br />Creating links to other servers<br />Sharing Image processing algorithms:<br />Workflows/activities<br />Web services<br />Advanced search. <br />Image DICOM & Keyword metadata<br />Algorithms<br />Architecture being defined to add more image formats, algorithms.<br />
Loading images into the system<br />More secure way to make images available to researchers. <br />Ensuring datasets are ‘validated’. <br />Avoid storing data in media that might not be stored/managed securely. <br />Clinicians may have a way to track which datasets they have made available and the associated results back from researchers. <br />
Subjects<br />No confidential information<br />Confidential information<br />No need to remove any metadata<br />Anonymised data sets<br />Define personalised filters to fit needs from each user/research scenario <br />
Configuration Files<br />Use of configuration files to personalise metadata filters according to each user preferences. <br />
Image Viewer<br />Adapt an existing Deep Zoom viewer [http://images.cancergrid.org/score/]<br />Need a DICOM image filter to convert to bmp or jpeg format. <br />Developed using the Insight Toolkit ITK. <br />
What is Silverlight DeepZoom?<br />Multiple layers at different resolutions<br />Enables quick zooming and panning of large images<br />Requires Silverlight browser plugin<br />
Scientific Workflows/ Trident<br /><ul><li>http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/tc/trident.mspx</li></ul>This graphical representation hides the complexity of the applications allowing to: <br /><ul><li>understand at a high level how the application works,
modify the flow of activities in an easy way and
analyse the application into the level of required detail</li></li></ul><li>Oxford University Groupware<br />Oxford University has adopted a Microsoft solution as the integrated framework to support future communications and collaboration across the University.<br />This project will provide an exemplar within the realm of the Virtual Research Environment and will result, we hope in a model that can be utilised in other parts of the University. <br />
SharePoint 2010 Pros & Cons<br />Pros:<br /><ul><li>When University has the license
Could lead to more effective (cheaper) use of computer systems.
Could lead to less computer support required. </li></ul>Cons:<br /><ul><li>If not this is expensive
Uncertain business model at this time</li></li></ul><li>Acknowledgements<br />British Library – Stephen Andrews<br />Dr Niranjan Joshi<br />Interviewees at Gray Institute of Radiation Oncology and Biology. <br />Sean Smart, Danny Allen<br />VeerleKersemans & Bart Cornelissen.<br />Advisory committee.<br />Peter Jezzard, Paul Watson.<br />