OSIPI Task Force 2.3: DCE/DSC contributions

Task force aims

Collect and harmonise DCE/DSC code snippets from developers

Task force description

Task force 2.3 will develop a library of open-source functions, scripts and pipelines for DCE/DSC perfusion imaging analysis. This is aimed at developers of DCE/DSC perfusion methods looking for specific functionality or development templates, or who want to share their own in-house developments with others. Contributions will be sourced from the community, and may include individual functions and more complete pipelines in various programming languages. Task force 2.3 will organise these in a coherent and well-documented library structure as defined by task force 2.1, then identify and develop any missing functionality.

Task force leads


Michael Thrippleton
Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh, UK


Petra van Houdt
the Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, NL

Task force members

  • Jonathan Arvidsson
    University of Gothenburg

  • Samual Barnes
    Loma Linda University

  • Martin Craig
    University of Oxford

  • Ingomar Gutmann
    University of Vienna

  • Zaki Ahmed
    Mayo Clinic

  • Michael Berks
    University of Manchester

  • Ben Ellingson
    University of California, Los Angeles

  • Federico Pineda
    University of Chicago

  • Matthias Schabel
    Oregon Health & Science University

  • Sudarshan Ragunathan
    Barrow Neurological Institute

  • Luis Torres
    University of Wisconsin - Madison

  • Laura Bell
    Barrow Neurological Institute

  • Sirisha Tadimalla
    University of Sydney

  • Lucy Kershaw
    University of Edinburgh

  • Jesper Kallehauge
    Aarhus University

Task force status

  • 22/01/2020 Lead confirmed.
  • 31/01/2020 Co-lead confirmed.
  • 16/03/2020 Members confirmed.
  • 7/06/2020 Roadmap COMPLETED.
  • 31 July 2020 Milestone 1 "define scope" led by Petra van Houdt. COMPLETED.
  • 1 August 2020 Milestone 2 "collect and verify sample code" led by Sudarshan Ragunathan. COMPLETED.
  • Milestone 3 in progress...

  • Task force folder on drive - storage space for public or private documents developed by the task force.
  • Taskforce timeline
  • Task force slack channel - for discussions between task force members.
  • Task force webpage backend - for information on task force progress, links to public resources, aims, membership, status, etc.

Public resources

  • Public - Roadmap document
  • Public - Taskforce scope document

To join the task force, please contact the leads.

Public DSC/DCE-MRI Code Collection

A public repository is now available for DSC-/DCE-MRI code contributions in the Python language:
Over time this will be extended and unit testing implemented. Please contact the leads if you are interested in contributing code.