Muti-shell Diffusion MRI Harmonisation and Enhancement Challenge (MUSHAC): Progress and Results

Lipeng Ning*, Elisenda Bonet-Carne, Francesco Grussu, Farshid Sepehrband, Enrico Kaden, Jelle Veraart, Stefano B. Blumberg, Can Son Khoo, Marco Palombo, Jaume Coll-Font, Benoit Scherrer, Simon K. Warfield, Suheyla Cetin Karayumak, Yogesh Rathi, Simon Koppers, Leon Weninger, Julia Ebert, Dorit Merhof, Daniel Moyer, Maximilian PietschDaan Christiaens, Rui Teixeira, Jacques Donald Tournier, Andrey Zhylka, Josien Pluim, Greg Parker, Umesh Rudrapatna, John Evans, Cyril Charron, Derek K. Jones, Chantal W.M. Tax

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We present a summary of competition results in the multi-shell diffusion MRI harmonisation and enhancement challenge (MUSHAC). MUSHAC is an open competition intended to stimulate the development of computational methods that reduce scanner- and protocol-related variabilities in multi-shell diffusion MRI data across multi-site studies. Twelve different methods from seven research groups have been tested in this challenge. The results show that cross-vendor harmonization and enhancement can be performed by using suitable computational algorithms such as deep convolutional neural networks. Moreover, parametric models for multi-shell diffusion MRI signals also provide reliable performances.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-224
Number of pages8
JournalMathematics and Visualization
Issue number226249
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 3 May 2019
EventInternational Workshop on Computational Diffusion MRI, CDMRI 2018 held with International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2018 - Granada, Spain
Duration: 20 Sept 201820 Sept 2018


  • Deep learning
  • Diffusion MRI
  • Harmonisation
  • Parametric model
  • Spherical harmonics


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