Visit Getting Started with Use Cases for information about downloading a use case dataset and running use cases. Here we list the available use cases grouped according to different categories based on the unique features.
Segmentation Based Use Cases
This use case set demonstrates the Shape Modeling Workflow on segmentation images.
This example is a stepping stone for the user to get familiar with the workflow of ShapeWorks. This use case represents the standard ShapeWorks workflow on a synthetically generated ellipsoid dataset including the full grooming process.
This use case demonstrates using the ShapeWorks functionality to groom real segmentations and their corresponding imaging data (e.g., MRI) of a real-world left atrium dataset. This use case also showcases a single-scale and multi-scale optimization for correspondence models.
This use case is designed to demonstrate the functionality of the fixed domain of ShapeWorks. Fixed domains are used for the cases where we need to place correspondences on new shapes using a pre-existing shape model.
This use case demonstrates using ShapeWorks to perform shape modelings for anatomies with multiple structures (domains), e.g., joints, to capture inter-domains correlations and interactions on segmentation images. This use case uses a synthetically generated ellipsoid joint dataset. This use case exhibits how local alignment can be performed for multiple domain datasets.
Mesh-Based Use Cases
This use case set demonstrates the Shape Modeling Workflow directly on meshes. Currently, mesh-based use cases run on pre-groomed meshes. They will be updated soon to demonstrate mesh grooming.
This use case uses the same dataset as the Ellipsoid: Basic Example use case, but optimization is done on meshes rather than distance transforms.
This use case demonstrates using shape modeling workflow using ShapeWorks on real-world femur dataset. The femur shapes are meshes, but they are converted to segmentations in the grooming process and distance transforms are optimized on. This use case exhibits how to handle challenges that arise when using real-world clinical data. It shows grooming imaging data (CT scans) of the hip to be tied with the groomed shape data. As femur meshes in this dataset have been segmented with various shaft lengths, this use case includes the ability for the user to select a cutting plane on a single mesh (e.g., representative sample) to remove the shaft length variability so that it is not captured in the shape model.
This use case uses the same dataset as the Femur: Shape Model on Distance Transforms from Meshes use case, but optimization is done on meshes rather than distance transforms. No image grooming is demonstrated here.
This use case demonstrates a minimal example of running ShapeWorks directly on a mesh using a synthetic dataset. The shapes in this dataset are spheres with two lumps or nodes that vary in size. The use case demonstrates that the ShapeWorks workflow results in a correct shape model- i.e., only the position of particles on the lumps vary; the rest are constant across the shape population.
This use case demonstrates using ShapeWorks tools to perform Geodesic distance-based repulsion for mesh domains. The dataset is comprised of ellipsoids or beans with a thin cavit where the shapes vary only in location of the thin cavity. This use case demonstrates that ShapeWorks optimization with geodescic distance can correctly capture this single mode of variation.
This use case uses the same dataset as the Shape Model for Multiple Domains from Segmentations use case, but optimization is done on meshes rather than distance transforms.
Contour Based Use Cases
This use case demonstrates using ShapeWorks tools to perform optimization for N-dimensional contours. Contours are represented as a series of lines that may be a closed-loop.
Constraints Based Use Cases
This use case demonstrates using multiple cutting planes to constrain the distribution of particles on ellipsoids that are already aligned. Cutting planes can be used in modeling scenarios where statistical modeling/analysis is needed for a region-of-interest on the anatomy/object-class at hand without affecting the input data.
This use case is similar to Femur: Shape Model on Distance Transforms from Meshes, but it uses cutting planes to constrain the particle distribution on the femur surface. The femur meshes in this data set have been segmented with various shaft lengths. Cutting planes are used in optimization to remove this variability so that it is not captured in the shape model. Cutting planes can limit the statistical analysis to the standard anatomical regions across all samples.
Statistics Based Use Cases
This use case demonstrates the functionality of shape statistics tools to perform hypothesis testing of group shape differences. This use case analyzes the femur shape model obtained from running the Femur: Shape Model on Distance Transforms from Meshes use case.
This use case demonstrates the functionality of shape statistics tools of ShapeWorks python API. These APIs include reading particle files and computing eigenvectors, eigenvalues, and PCA loadings. This use case reads the correspondence model of the Ellipsoid: Basic Example use case.
This use case demonstrates the functionality of shape evaluation tools of ShapeWorks python API. These API's include calculation of quantitative evaluation metrics such as specificity, generalization, and compactness.For detailed explaination of the evaluation metrics, refer to Shape Model Evaluation.
Deep Learning Based Use Cases
This use case demonstrates how to get shape models from unsegmented images using deep learning on the femur data. This includes performing data augmentation as well as building, training, and testing a DeepSSM model. For a detailed description of these processes, please see Data Augmentation for Deep Learning and SSMs Directly from Images.
Your Use Case
You can use any of these use cases as a starting point and customize it to your dataset.
Examples/notebooks/tutorials, we provide step-by-step, hands-on tutorials on different aspects of the shape modeling workflow in a transparent, reproducible, and sharable manner. For this purpose, we have chosen Juypter Notebooks as the front-end tools for these demonstrations. These hands-on tutorials are designed to reflect the thought process that a non-expert user could go through at different shape modeling phases, starting from processing or grooming your data to analyzing your optimized shape model. See ShapeWorks in Python for more details.
ShapeWorks with Python support.
ShapeWorks Python library is currently under active development and is part of our major releases as of ShapeWorks 6.
Please contact ShapeWorks team if you need further questions and guidance. Software maintenance and support are provided within the funding period.