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Imaging Applications

8. Imaging Applications

8.1. Slicer

The Slicer is freely available, open-source software for visualization, registration, segmentation, and quantification of medical data built on top of VTK (http://public.kitware.com/vtk). Slicer can read industry standard CT and MR image volume file formats, including DICOM. Slicer can be used to create complex 3D models, script and render animations, and make measurements. Additional modules can be added to Slicer using C++ and Tcl.


Please Note: Slicer is a research tool only, and should not be relied upon for any clinical applications.

Development of the Slicer is an ongoing collaboration between the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab and the Surgical Planning Lab at Brigham & Women's Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Slicer has an active developer community and is being used for research at many institutions around the world. Valid email address and contact information required for download. See http://www.slicer.org for more information.

Slicer is available in source code form and can be compiled for Solaris, Linux, or Windows. Precompiled binaries are available for some platforms.