MICCAI Multimodal Brain Tumor Segmentation (BRaTS) Challenge

Organized by kalpathy - Current server time: May 19, 2019, 6:23 a.m. UTC


Training Phase
Aug. 30, 2013, 7 a.m. UTC


Competition Phase
Sept. 21, 2013, 7 p.m. UTC


Competition Ends

NCI-MICCAI 2013 Grand Challenges in Image Segmentation

Multimodal Brain Tumor Segmentation (BRATS 2013)

22 September 2013 - Nagoya, Japan

CodaLab is shadowing the 2013 BRaTS Challenge for the purposes of testing our competition platform. We invite you to walk through the process with us and submit your results for evaluation. Please note that actual challenge submissions must be made to the Virtual Skeleton Database through the following location: Multimodal Brain Tumor Segmentation Challenge.

Background and set-up

Because of their unpredictable appearance and shape, segmenting brain tumors from multi-modal imaging data is one of the most challenging tasks in medical image analysis. Although many different segmentation strategies have been proposed in the literature, it is hard to compare existing methods because the validation datasets that are used differ widely in terms of input data (structural MR contrasts; perfusion or diffusion data; ...), the type of lesion (primary or secondary tumors; solid or infiltratively growing), and the state of the disease (pre- or post-treatment).

In order to gauge the current state-of-the-art in automated brain tumor segmentation and compare between different methods, we are organizing a Multimodal Brain Tumor Segmentation (BRATS) challenge in conjunction with the MICCAI 2013 conference. For this purpose, we are making available a large dataset of brain tumor MR scans in which the tumor and edema regions have been manually delineated. In addition, we also provide realistically generated synthetic brain tumor datasets for which the ground truth segmentation is known.

Challenge format

Teams wishing to participate in the challenge should download the training data for algorithmic tweaking and tuning. The teams should then submit their results which will be displayed on their personal leaderboard. Participants should then expand the results on their personal leaderboard and choose to submit their results to the competition leaderboard.

Please refer to the Virtual Skeleton Database FAQ for more details.

CodaLab is shadowing the BRaTS 2013 Challenge hosted by the Virtual Skeleton Database. For information on how this competition is being evaluated, please refer to their evaluation instructions.

CodaLab is shadowing the BRaTS 2013 Challenge hosted by the Virtual Skeleton Database. For information on the terms and conditions for this competition, please refer to their site.

Training Phase

Start: Aug. 30, 2013, 7 a.m.

Competition Phase

Start: Sept. 21, 2013, 7 p.m.

Competition Ends


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