Chest Imaging Platform (CIP)



Chest Imaging Platform (CIP) and SlicerCIP is a multi year development from the Applied Chest Imaging Laboratory (Brigham and Women’s Hospital) for quantitative CT in lung disease, in particular Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The main development is currently funded through a NHLBI R01 mechanism as part of the Continued Development and Maintenance of Software PA

Project goals

  • Design and Development of the Chest Imaging Platform (CIP) as a toolkit for lung specific image-based algorithms.
  • Integration of CIP components as Slicer 4 plugins for user-driven and workflow-based analysis and validation of emphysema, airway disease and pulmonary vascular disease analysis workflows in our prior study cohorts and the COPDGene cohort.
  • Documentation and dissemination of the Chest Imaging Platform within the clinical community.


  • 2006: Airway Inspector. Slicer2 module for COPD analysis emphysema and airway disease.
  • Jan 2009 – March 2012:Lung Imaging Platform. Initial consolidation of our developments for high-throughput image analysis in COPDGene.
  • April 2012 – March 2013: First consolidation of LIP into CIP as a stand-alone library.
  • April 2013 – January 2014: Port to github and further consolidation under a private repository.
  • Today: Release 0.0.0 of the Chest Imaging Platform



  • PhD Raúl San José Estepar. 
  • Phd James Ross.
  • Phd Pietro Nardelli.
  • Mac Jorge Onieva.


  • PhD Rola Harmouche.
  • Dr Sila Kurugol.
  • M.D Alejandro A Diaz.

Clinical advisors

  • Dr. George R Washko.
  • PhD Farbod Nicholas Rahaghi.
  • M.D Alejandro A Diaz.


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