Tuesday, October 26, 2010

DEADLINE EXTENDED -- CFP: Special Issue in JSS for "Magnetic Resonance Imaging in R"

Magnetic Resonance Imaging in R 

The deadline for submission to the Special Issue of the Journal of Statistical Software(JSS - http://www.jstatsoft.org) has been extended to November 14, 2010.


All MRI modalities are welcome, for example, structural MRI, functional MRI, diffusion tensor or diffusion-weighted imaging, perfusion MRI, pharmacological MRI, and others. Topics of interested include, but are not limited to,
  •  New analysis techniques for MRI data and their implementation.
  •  The implementation of established MRI analysis techniques.
  •  The incorporation of third-party open-source medical imaging software with R.
  •  Data management.
  •  (Semi-)Automated techniques for quality control.
  •  Visualization of medical imaging data and/or modelling results.
All papers will be subjected to the peer-review process, and must comply with the Guide for Authors; see http://www.jstatsoft.org for more details.

Please address any comments or inquiries as well as submission of papers to one of the guest editors below.

Sincerely,

Brandon Whitcher and Karsten Tabelow

Saturday, October 9, 2010

oro.nifti 0.2.1

The R package oro.nifti contains functions for the input/output and visualization of medical imaging data that follow either the ANALYZE or NIfTI formats.  This package is part of the Rigorous Analytics bundle.

The latest version of oro.nifti (0.2.1) has been released on CRAN.  New features include:
  • More efficient use of validity checking
  • Added documentation for the ANALYZE 7.5 format (since it doesn't appear at www.mayo.edu)
  • Checks for the bitops package before trying to using it.
Please use the mailing list for any suggestions or contact rigorousanalytics@gmail.com.

oro.dicom 0.2.7

The R package oro.dicom contains functions for the input/output of medical imaging data that conform to the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) standard.  This package is part of the Rigorous Analytics bundle.

The latest version of oro.dicom (0.2.7) has been released on CRAN.  New features include:
  • Improved handling of tables derived from DICOM headers; dicomTable()
  • Better validity checking
  • Fixed issues with swapDimensions()
Please use the mailing list for any suggestions or contact rigorousanalytics@gmail.com.