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- == Citing Slicer ==

To acknowledge 3D Slicer as a platform, please cite the Slicer web site ( and the following publication:

Fedorov A., Beichel R., Kalpathy-Cramer J., Finet J., Fillion-Robin J-C., Pujol S., Bauer C., Jennings D., Fennessy F., Sonka M., Buatti J., Aylward S.R., Miller J.V., Pieper S., Kikinis R. 3D Slicer as an Image Computing Platform for the Quantitative Imaging Network. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2012 Nov;30(9):1323-41. PMID: 22770690.

Slicer is made possible through contributions from an international community of scientists from a multitude of fields, including engineering and biomedicine. The following sections give credit to some of the major contributors to the 3D Slicer effort.

Major Contributors

  • Ron Kikinis: Principal Investigator
  • Steve Pieper: Chief Architect
  • Jean-Christophe Fillion-Robin: Lead Developer
  • Nicole Aucoin
  • Stephen Aylward
  • Andrey Fedorov
  • Noby Hata
  • Hans Johnson
  • Andras Lasso
  • Jim Miller
  • Sonia Pujol: Director of Training
  • Junichi Tokuda
  • Lauren O'Donnell

Groups Contributing to the Core Engineering of Slicer in a Major Way

  • SPL: Ron Kikinis, Nicole Aucoin, Lauren O'Donnell, Andrey Fedorov, Isaiah Norton, Sonia Pujol, Noby Hata, Junichi Tokuda
  • Isomics: Steve Pieper, Alex Yarmarkovich
  • Kitware: Jean-Christophe Fillion-Robin, Julien Finet, Will Schroeder, Stephen Aylward
  • U Iowa: Hans Johnson
  • GE: Jim Miller
  • Perk Lab, Queen's University: Andras Lasso, Tamas Ungi, Csaba Pinter, Gabor Fichtinger

Funding Sources

Many of the activities around the Slicer effort are made possible through funding from public and private sources. The National Institutes of Health of the USA is a major contributor through a variety of competetive grants and contracts.


Project Name Grant Number and NIH Link Title (and Project Page) Grant PIs Start Date End Date
Slicer-CMF 1R01DE024450 Quantification Of 3D Bony Changes In Temporomandibular Joint Osteoarthritis Cevidanes, Lucia 2013-09-10 2017-08-31
Slicer-Craniosynostosis 1R41HD081712 Image-Guided Planning System For Skull Correction In Children With Craniosynostos Linguraru, Marius George 2014-09-26 2016-08-31
Slicer-DiffusionMRI 2P41EB015898 Image Guided Therapy Center Tempany, Clare M 2004-04-01 2020-06-30
Slicer-DiffusionMRI 1U01CA199459 Open Source Diffusion Mri Technology For Brain Cancer Research O'Donnell, Lauren Jean 2015-09-22 2018-07-31
Slicer-DiffusionMRI 5P41EB015902 Neuroimaging Analysis Center (Nac) Kikinis, Ron 2013-08-01 2018-05-31
Slicer-Duke Prostate Registration R41CA196565 Prostate Cancer Assessment Via Integrated 3D Arfi Elasticity Imaging And Multi-Parametric Mri Palmeri, Mark L. 2015-04-01 2015-04-01
Slicer-DWI R01CA160902 Advancement And Validation Of Prostate Diffusion And Spectroscopic Mri Maier, Stephan E 2012-04-01 2018-02-28
Slicer-NIRView (Dartmouth) 5R01CA184354 Mri Fluorescence Tomography For Quantifying Tumor Receptor Concentration In Vivo Davis, Scott C. 2014-04-01 2019-02-28
Slicer-OrthognathicTrac 1R43DE024334 Real-Time Image Guidance For Improved Orthognathic Surgery Enquobahrie, Andinet A. 2014-08-05 2016-07-31
Slicer-PediatricRadiologicDecisionSupport 1R01EB014947 Mi2B2 Enabled Pediatric Radiological Decision Support Murphy, Shawn N 2012-08-01 2016-07-31
Slicer-PET-CT guided needle biopsy 3R42CA153488 Improving Liver Lesion Biopsy In The Ct Suite Through Fusion With Pet Images Cleary, Kevin R. 2012-09-01 2016-08-01
Slicer-PET/CT Calibration Phantom 2R42CA167907 Calibrated Methods For Quantitative Pet/Ct Imaging Phase Ii Kinahan, Paul E 2012-05-01 2017-07-31
Slicer-PET/CT Calibration Phantom R42CA167907 Calibrated Methods For Quantitative Pet/Ct Imaging Phase Ii Kinahan, Paul E. 2012-05-01 2017-07-01
Slicer-ProstateBRP 5R01CA111288 Enabling Technologies For Mri-Guided Prostate Interventions Tempany, Clare M. 2004-12-01 2016-07-01
Slicer-ProstateQIN 5U01CA151261 Quantitative Mri Of Prostate Cancer As A Biomarker And Guide For Treatment Fennessy, Fiona 2010-09-01 2016-07-01
QIICR U24 CA180918 Quantitative Image Informatics for Cancer Research (QIICR) Ron Kikinis, Andrey Fedorov 2013-09-04 2018-08-31
Slicer-Radiomics-U01 1U01CA190234 Genotype And Imaging Phenotype Biomarkers In Lung Cancer Aerts, Hugo 2015-01-01 2019-12-01
Slicer-Radiomics-U24 U24CA194354 Quantitative Radiomics System Decoding the Tumor Phenotype Aerts, Hugo 2015-04-01 2020-03-31
Slicer-RT NA Cancer Care Ontario Applied Cancer Research Unit, Canada Gabor Fichtinger, PerkLab, Queen's University 2011-01-01 2016-12-31
Slicer-RT NA Ontario Consortium for Adaptive Interventions in Radiation Oncology, Canada David Jaffray, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto 2011-01-01 2016-12-31
Slicer-RT NA Cancer Care Ontario Research Chair, Canada Gabor Fichtinger, PerkLab, Queen's University 2010-01-01 2015-12-31
Slicer-TubeTK 1R01CA170665 Micro-Tumor Detection By Quantifying Tumor-Induced Vascular Abnormalities Dayton, Paul A. 2012-09-01 2016-06-01
Slicer-TubeTK 1R43EB016621 In-Field Fast Procedure Support And Automation Aylward, Stephen R. 2013-05-01 2015-04-01
Slicer-TubeTK 1R41NS081792 Multimodality Image-Based Assessment System For Traumatic Brain Injury Aylward, Stephen R. 2013-01-01 2014-12-01
Slicer-PET-CT guided needle biopsy 2R42CA153488 Improving Liver Lesion Biopsy In The Ct Suite Through Fusion With Pet Images Cleary, Kevin R. 2012-09-01 2014-08-01
Slicer-TubeTK 1R43CA165621 Quantitative Ultrasound Analysis Of Vascular Morphology For Cancer Assessment Aylward, Stephen R 2012-12-01 2014-08-01
Slicer-PET-CT guided needle biopsy R41CA153488 Improving Liver Lesion Biopsy In The Ct Suite Through Fusion With Pet Images Cleary, Kevin R. 2010-07-01 2012-06-01

For more information on how this table was created, see this page.

Commercial Partners

  • Ebatinca SL is an international technology company in Las Palmas, Spain focused on technology for sustainable development.
  • Isomics uses 3D Slicer in a variety of academic and commercial research partnerships in fields such as planning and guidance for neurosurgery, quantitative imaging for clinical trials, clinical image informatics.
  • Kitware has a long history of leading and contributing to open source platforms that serve as the foundation of many medical visualization and data processing applications. Kitware collaborates with customers to meet the demand for the development of proprietary applications and commercial products based on 3D Slicer. The company, whose focus is on solving the world’s most complex scientific challenges through customized software, has used 3D Slicer to rapidly prototype solutions in nearly every aspect of medical imaging and is collaborating on the development of commercial pre-clinical products based on 3D Slicer.
  • Pixel Medical builds on and contributes to 3D Slicer to develop innovative medical software from idea to clinical prototype to finished product, and to support academic research projects. Areas of expertise include radiation therapy, image guided therapy, virtual & augmented reality, hardware & device support, and machine learning & artificial intelligence.

Listed in alphabetical order.

Slicer Based Products and Product Prototypes

Many companies prefer not to disclose what software components they use in their products, therefore here we can only list a few commercial products that are based on 3D Slicer:

  • Allen Institute for Brain Science: Cell Locator, Desktop application for manually aligning specimens to annotated 3D spaces.
  • Radiopharmaceutical Imaging and Dosimetry: RPTDose, a 3D Slicer-based application that streamlines and integrates quantitative imaging analysis and dose estimation techniques to guide and optimize the use of radiopharmaceutical therapy agents in clinical trials. See more information on Kitware blog.
  • SonoVol is developing a whole-body ultrasound imaging system for small animals. This start-up company arose from research in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. See more information on Kitware blog.
  • Xoran Technologies: Image-guided Platform for Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery 1. See more information on Kitware blog.
  • Xstrahl is developing a Small Animal Radiation Research Platform (SARRP) that uses 3D Slicer as its front-end application for radiation therapy beam placement and system control. See more information on Kitware blog.

Listed in alphabetical order.