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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.

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


  • SPL: Ron Kikinis, Nicole Aucoin, Wendy Plesniak, Demian Wassermann, 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

Commercial partners

  • 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 Integral to continuing to support the 3D Slicer community, Kitware is also offering consulting services in response to the rapidly growing demand for the development of proprietary applications and commercial products based on 3D Slicer. Kitware has used 3D Slicer to rapidly prototype solutions in nearly every aspect of medical imaging and is also collaborating on the development of commercial pre-clinical and clinical products based on 3D Slicer.

Listed in alphabetical order.

Commercial Products Involving Slicer

  • 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.
  • 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.

Listed in alphabetical order.


Project Name Grant Number and NIH Link Title (and Project Page) Grant PIs Start Date End Date
1R01DE024450 Slicer-CMF 1R01DE024450 Quantification Of 3D Bony Changes In Temporomandibular Joint Osteoarthritis Cevidanes, Lucia 2013-09-10 2017-08-31
1R41HD081712 Slicer-Craniosynostosis 1R41HD081712 Image-Guided Planning System For Skull Correction In Children With Craniosynostos Linguraru, Marius George 2014-09-26 2016-08-31
2P41EB015898 Slicer-DiffusionMRI 2P41EB015898 Image Guided Therapy Center Tempany, Clare M 2004-04-01 2020-06-30
1U01CA199459 Slicer-DiffusionMRI 1U01CA199459 Open Source Diffusion Mri Technology For Brain Cancer Research O'Donnell, Lauren Jean 2015-09-22 2018-07-31
5P41EB015902 Slicer-DiffusionMRI 5P41EB015902 Neuroimaging Analysis Center (Nac) Kikinis, Ron 2013-08-01 2018-05-31
R41CA196565 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
R01CA160902 Slicer-DWI R01CA160902 Advancement And Validation Of Prostate Diffusion And Spectroscopic Mri Maier, Stephan E 2012-04-01 2018-02-28
5R01CA184354 Slicer-NIRView (Dartmouth) 5R01CA184354 Mri Fluorescence Tomography For Quantifying Tumor Receptor Concentration In Vivo Davis, Scott C. 2014-04-01 2019-02-28
1R43DE024334 Slicer-OrthognathicTrac 1R43DE024334 Real-Time Image Guidance For Improved Orthognathic Surgery Enquobahrie, Andinet A. 2014-08-05 2016-07-31
1R01EB014947 Slicer-PediatricRadiologicDecisionSupport 1R01EB014947 Mi2B2 Enabled Pediatric Radiological Decision Support Murphy, Shawn N 2012-08-01 2016-07-31
3R42CA153488 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
2R42CA167907 Slicer-PET/CT Calibration Phantom 2R42CA167907 Calibrated Methods For Quantitative Pet/Ct Imaging Phase Ii Kinahan, Paul E 2012-05-01 2017-07-31
R42CA167907 Slicer-PET/CT Calibration Phantom R42CA167907 Calibrated Methods For Quantitative Pet/Ct Imaging Phase Ii Kinahan, Paul E. 2012-05-01 2017-07-01
5R01CA111288 Slicer-ProstateBRP 5R01CA111288 Enabling Technologies For Mri-Guided Prostate Interventions Tempany, Clare M. 2004-12-01 2016-07-01
5U01CA151261 Slicer-ProstateQIN 5U01CA151261 Quantitative Mri Of Prostate Cancer As A Biomarker And Guide For Treatment Fennessy, Fiona 2010-09-01 2016-07-01
U24CA180918 QIICR U24 CA180918 Quantitative Image Informatics for Cancer Research (QIICR) Ron Kikinis, Andrey Fedorov 2013-09-04 2018-08-31
1U01CA190234 Slicer-Radiomics-U01 1U01CA190234 Genotype And Imaging Phenotype Biomarkers In Lung Cancer Aerts, Hugo 2015-01-01 2019-12-01
U24CA194354 Slicer-Radiomics-U24 U24CA194354 Quantitative Radiomics System Decoding the Tumor Phenotype Aerts, Hugo 2015-04-01 2020-03-31
NA Slicer-RT NA Cancer Care Ontario Applied Cancer Research Unit, Canada Gabor Fichtinger, PerkLab, Queen's University 2011-01-01 2016-12-31
NA Slicer-RT NA Ontario Consortium for Adaptive Interventions in Radiation Oncology, Canada David Jaffray, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto 2011-01-01 2016-12-31
NA Slicer-RT NA Cancer Care Ontario Research Chair, Canada Gabor Fichtinger, PerkLab, Queen's University 2010-01-01 2015-12-31
1R01CA170665 Slicer-TubeTK 1R01CA170665 Micro-Tumor Detection By Quantifying Tumor-Induced Vascular Abnormalities Dayton, Paul A. 2012-09-01 2016-06-01
1R43EB016621 Slicer-TubeTK 1R43EB016621 In-Field Fast Procedure Support And Automation Aylward, Stephen R. 2013-05-01 2015-04-01
1R41NS081792 Slicer-TubeTK 1R41NS081792 Multimodality Image-Based Assessment System For Traumatic Brain Injury Aylward, Stephen R. 2013-01-01 2014-12-01
2R42CA153488 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
1R43CA165621 Slicer-TubeTK 1R43CA165621 Quantitative Ultrasound Analysis Of Vascular Morphology For Cancer Assessment Aylward, Stephen R 2012-12-01 2014-08-01
R41CA153488 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

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