3D Slicer

A multi-platform, free open source software (FOSS) for visualization and image computing
Slicer, or 3D Slicer, is a free, open source software package for visualization and image analysis. 3D Slicer is natively designed to be available on multiple platforms, including Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux.

With IRB clinical protocols appropriately created and managed, Slicer has been used in clinical research. In image-guided therapy research, Slicer is frequently used to construct and visualize collections of MRI data that are available pre- and intraoperatively to allow for the acquiring of spatial coordinates for instrument tracking. In fact, Slicer has already played such a pivotal role in image-guided therapy, it could be thought of as growing up alongside that field.

In addition to producing 3D models from conventional MRI images, Slicer has also been used to present information derived from fMRI (using MRI to assess blood flow in the brain related to neural or spinal cord activity), DTI (using MRI to measure the restricted diffusion of water in imaged tissue), and electrocardiography.

For example, Slicer's DTI package allows the conversion and analysis of DTI images. The results of such analysis can be integrated with the results from analysis of morphologic MRI, MR angiograms and fMRI.

Main features:

  • Sophisticated complex visualization capabilities
  • Multi-platform support: pre-compiled binaries for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux
  • Scene snapshots allow capture of all visualization parameters of a scene
  • Extensive support for IGT and diffusion tensor imaging
  • Advanced registration / data fusion capabilities
  • Comprehensive I/O capabilities

last updated on:
November 27th, 2008, 1:22 GMT
file size:
67.4 MB
developed by:
3D Slicer Team
license type:
operating system(s):
Mac OS X
binary format:
Universal Binary
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3D Slicer - This is 3D Slicer's interface that will allow you to analyze and visualize MRI data3D Slicer - The Application Settings dialog will help you to easily customize the software's preferences according to your needs.

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