Learn on your own

Given the complex and specialized nature of our work, labs that consider adopting NAC-developed technology can only do so when given the proper support. We provide this support through scientific publications, extensive on-line documentation and tutorials, in-person training at workshops, and one-on-one training provided to visiting students and investigators. In this way, our training and service activities are an important and synergistic part of our dissemination efforts. All our Peer-reviewed PubMed Indexed Publications that is based on the work funded by the Center since its inception listed on the Publications page.

Many of the NAC’s resources ready for use are network-based. The Slicer website has extensive documentation and support materials, including downloadable data sets. This site has been augmented through the addition of extensive materials uploaded to the Slicer Wiki, which is widely used by NAC and other projects as a collaborative forum for joint development efforts. The Slicer Wiki is a critical part of our training and dissemination activities and is described more fully below. 

These services use a publicly-visible forum, that NAC investigators actively engage with the user and developer communities to answer questions and resolve issues arising from the application of the technology in new environments or the influx of new data. The Slicer Discourse Forum allows both users and developers to easily ask and answer questions using either a modern web interface or a more traditional mailing-list mode. Archives of these exchanges are available to augment the standard documentation set.

Training Portal

Self-paced tutorials on how to use 3D Slicer. This page contains pointers to the different versions of the Slicer training portfolios. Each portfolio includes a series of tutorials and pre-computed datasets.

Examples from the Slicer4Minute tutorial

This tutorial is a brief introduction to the advanced 3D visualization capabilities of Slicer4.0.

Training Events

NAC sponsors Hands-on Training Workshops and Seminars for clinical researchers, scientists, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students at national and international universities as well as international research conferences. These educational events train researchers in neuroimage analysis techniques, and combine theoretical lectures and hands-on tutorial sessions tailored for specific clinical and scientific communities. NAC and NA-MIC co-sponsor Breakout Sessions at Bi-Annual Project Weeks for biomedical engineers, computer scientists, and graduate students to disseminate NAC technologies and specific components of the NA-MIC Kit. Most of these events are jointly hosted by NAC and NA-MIC.