Announcements:Slicer3.2

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Introduction

Links to Latest Slicer 3.2 Binaries

64-bit Linux: http://www.na-mic.org/Slicer/Download/Release/linux-x86_64/Slicer3-3.2.2008-08-08-linux-x86_64.tar.gz

32-bit Linux: http://www.na-mic.org/Slicer/Download/Release/linux-x86/Slicer3-3.2.2008-08-08-linux-x86.tar.gz

Darwin PPC: http://www.na-mic.org/Slicer/Download/Release/darwin-ppc/Slicer3-3.2.2008-08-08-darwin-ppc.tar.gz

Darwin x86: http://www.na-mic.org/Slicer/Download/Release/darwin-x86/Slicer3-3.2.2008-08-08-darwin-x86.tar.gz

Windows: http://www.na-mic.org/Slicer/Download/Release/win32/Slicer3-3.2.2008-08-08-win32.exe



The community of Slicer developers is proud to announce the release of Slicer 3.2. This effort is the culmination of hundreds of person years and tens of millions of dollars of effort [1]. Slicer leverages state of the art open-source toolkits for visualization, medical image analysis, software process, and other tools for processing and accessing data (for more information see the description of the NA-MIC Kit). Slicer offers these capabilities as part of the open-source framework known as the NA-MIC Kit, which facilitates on-going research in biomedical computing, supports commercialization through NA-MIC Kit components, and provides a spectrum of capabilities suitable for researchers with varying levels of computer skills.

Slicer 3.2 is a general purpose biomedical computing application with extensive built-in visualization and analysis capabilities, accessible through an easy to use graphical interface. For advanced users, Slicer may be extended at run-time with user-defined plug-in modules. Release candidates for this application will be available the first week of June 2008. This new release contains hundreds of changes to the software. Highlights include:

  • Improved multi-platform support and availability of pre-compiled binaries for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux
  • New ways to display, interact and record complex visualizations of cross-sectional and derived data
  • Advanced data fusion and registration capabilities
  • Segmentation tools
  • Support for complex data such as DTI
  • Interfaces to informatics frameworks

Click here to download different versions of Slicer3 and find pointers to the source code, mailing lists and bug tracker. Click here for a FAQ. Please note that Slicer continues to be a research package and is not intended for clinical use. Testing of functionality is an ongoing activity with high priority, however, some features of Slicer3 are not fully tested.

Integrated Volume Rendering:
View of the abdominal atlas
Bone and large vessels are volume rendered.
Example of Volume Rendering

Highlights

Slicer in Numbers

The numbers in this table represent the components of the NA-MIC kit. Slicer 3 is based on the NA-MIC kit.
Source: http://www.ohloh.org
Captured on July 31 2008. The numbers in the column entitled "lines of code" are hard numbers. The other two columns are estimates based on some assumptions. Please see the Ohloh website for an explanation of how the numbers were computed.

Package Approx. # Developers Lines of code Person years Price tag at 100k per person year
Slicer 55 604,093 165 $16,533,269
KWW 2 189,635 49 $ 4,925,809
VTK 85 1,385,777 398 $39,750,538
ITK 80 727,275 202 $20,173,333
CMAKE 25 217,077 57 $ 5,680,460
TEEM 3 114,065 29 $ 2,890,946
Total 250 3,237,922 900 $ 89,954,355