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Introduction: Slicer 4.2 Tutorials

General Introduction

Slicer Welcome Tutorial

  • The SlicerWelcome tutorial is an introduction to Slicer based on the Welcome module.
  • Author: Sonia Pujol, Ph.D.
  • Audience: First time users who want a general introduction to Slicer.

SlicerWelcome tutorial

Slicer4Minute Tutorial

  • The Slicer4Minute tutorial is a brief introduction to the advanced 3D visualization capabilities of Slicer 4.0.
  • Author: Sonia Pujol, Ph.D.
  • Audience: First time users who want to discover Slicer in 4 minutes.
  • The Slicer4Minute dataset contains an MR scan of the brain and 3D reconstructions of the anatomy
Slicer4Minute tutorial

Slicer4 Data Loading and 3D Visualization

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Tutorials for software developers

Slicer4 Programming Tutorial


Specific functions

Slicer4 Diffusion Tensor Imaging Tutorial

  • The Diffusion Tensor Imaging Tutorial course guides through the basics of loading Diffusion Weighted images in Slicer, estimating tensors and generating fiber tracts.
  • Author: Sonia Pujol, Ph.D.
  • Audience: End-users and developers
  • The DTI dataset contains an MR Diffusion Weighted Imaging scan of the brain.
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Slicer4 Neurosurgical Planning Tutorial

  • The Neurosurgical Planning tutorial course guides through the generation of fiber tracts in the vicinity of a tumor.
  • Author: Sonia Pujol, Ph.D., Ron Kikinis, M.D.
  • Audience: End-users and developers
  • Modules presented: Main GUI, add data, interactive editor, tractography interactive seeding, tractography display.
  • The White Matter Exploration datasets contains a single tensor Diffusion Tensor data set of a patient with a brain tumor.

Slicer4 3D Visualization of DICOM images for Radiology Applications

  • The Slicer4RSNA course guides through 3D data loading and visualization of DICOM images for Radiology Applications in Slicer4.
  • Author: Sonia Pujol, Ph.D., Kitt Shaffer, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Audience: Radiologists and users of Slicer who need a more comprehensive overview over Slicer4 visualization capabilities.
  • The Slicer4RSNAdataset1 and Slicer4RSNAdataset2 contain a series of MR and CT scans, and 3D models of the brain, lung and liver.
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Slicer4 Quantitative Imaging tutorial

  • The Slicer4 Quantitative Imaging tutorial guides through the use for Slicer for quantifying small volumetric changes in slow-growing tumors, and for calculating Standardized Uptake Value (SUV) from PET/CT data.
  • Authors: Jeffrey Yap, Ph.D., Ron Kikinis, M.D., Randy Gollub, M.D., Ph.D., Wendy Plesniak, Ph.D., Nicole Aucoin, B.Sc., Sonia Pujol, Ph.D., Valerie Humblet, Ph.D., Andriy Fedorov, Ph.D., Kilian Poh, Ph.D., Ender Konugolu, Ph.D.
  • Audience: Radiologists and users of Slicer who need a more comprehensive overview over Slicer4 quantitative imaging capabilities.
  • The PETCTFusion and Change Tracker datasets contain a series of MR, CT and PET data.
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Summer 2013 Tutorial contest

Cardiac MRI Toolkit

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Summer 2012 Tutorial contest

Automatic Left Atrial Scar Segmenter

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Qualitative and quantitative comparison of two RT dose distributions


Dose accumulation for adaptive radiation therapy

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WebGL Export

  • WebdGLExport
  • Authors: Nicolas Rannou, Daniel Haehn, Children's Hospital




Additional resources

  • This Slicer 4.1 webinar presents the new features and improvements of the release, and a brief overview of work for the next release.
  • Authors: Steve Pieper Ph.D.
  • Audience: First time users and developers interested in Slicer 4.1 new features.
  • Length: 0h20m
  • This Intro to Slicer 4.0 webinar provides an introduction to 3DSlicer, and demonstrates core functionalities such as loading, visualizing and saving data. Basic processing tools, including manual registration, manual segmentation and tractography tools are also highlighted. This webinar is a general overview. For in depth information see the modules above and the documentation pages.
  • Authors: Julien Finet, M.S., Steve Pieper, Ph.D., Jean-Christophe Fillion-Robin, M.S.
  • Audience: First time users interested in a broad overview of Slicer’s features and tools.
  • Length: 1h20m
  • The Slicer Registration Case Library provides many real-life example cases of using the Slicer registration tools. They include the dataset and step-by-step instructions to follow and try yourself.
Author: Dominik Meier, Ph.D.
Audience: users interested learning/applying Slicer image registration technology
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External Resources

Using the Editor

This set of tutorials about the use of slicer in paleontology is very well written and provides step-by-step instructions. Even though it covers slicer version 3.4, many of the concepts and techniques have applicability to the new version and to any 3D imaging field:

User Contributions

See the User Contributions Page for more content.