ETAPS 2019
Sat 6 - Thu 11 April 2019 Prague, Czech Republic
Tue 9 Apr 2019 16:30 - 17:00 at SUN I - Model Checking Chair(s): Florian Zuleger

Spatial and spatio-temporal model checking techniques have a wide range of application domains, among which large scale distributed systems and signal and image analysis. We explore a new domain, namely (semi-)automatic contouring in Medical Imaging, introducing the tool VoxLogicA which merges the state-of-the-art library of computational imaging algorithms ITK with the unique combination of declarative specification and optimised execution provided by spatial logic model checking. The result is a rapid, logic based analysis development methodology. The analysis of an existing benchmark of medical images for segmentation of brain tumours shows that simple VoxLogicA analysis can reach state-of-the-art accuracy, competing with best-in-class algorithms, with the advantage of explainability and replicability. Furthermore, due to a two-orders-of-magnitude speedup compared to the existing general-purpose spatio-temporal model checker topochecker, VoxLogicA enables interactive development of analysis of 3D medical images, which can greatly facilitate the work of professionals in this domain.