The community of Slicer developers is proud to announce the release of Slicer 3.4.
- Click here to download different versions of Slicer3 and find pointers to the source code, mailing lists and bug tracker. *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.
- The Slicer 3.4 Training page provides a series of courses for learning how to use Slicer3. The portfolio contains self-guided presentation and sample data sets
The main slicer.org pages provide a guided tour to the application, training materials, and the development community. New users should start there because we try to keep the pages organized and up to date.
The Change Tracker is a software tool for quantification of the subtle changes in pathology.
The IA-FEMesh Module is a loadable module to automate the creation of surface and volumetric meshes for finite element analysis.
The Diffusion Editor is a 3D Slicer module, which allows modifying parameters (gradients, bValues, measurement frame) of DWI data and provides a quick way to interpret them.
The Fiducials Module creates and manages lists of Fiducial points.
Volume Rendering allows the rendering of volumes in 3D view in semi transparent mode, potentially combined with the models in one scene.
FetchMI (Fetch Medical Informatics) is a 'sandbox' functionality being developed to remotely upload, download and tag Slicer scenes and datasets.
The Query Atlas is a 3D Slicer module that allows the use of atlas-based anatomical representations, linked to underlying semantic descriptions, as an interactive 3D spatial reference for viewing experimental results and for performing information searches to study and interpret them.
The Register Images Module is an integrated framework providing access to ITK registration technologies. Algorithms can be run in single mode or pipelined.
The Linear Registration command line module implements a registration algorithm based on the Mattes mutual information registration metric. This module is often used to align images of the same subject acquired at different times.
The EMSegment Template Builder Module is the primary Slicer3 interface to the EMSegment algorithm (Pohl et al.), an automatic segmentation algorithm for medical images.
ROI Seeding is a tractography implementation that allows a user to seed tracts from a region of interest (ROI). The ROI is defined as a labelmap and has to be provided by the user.
The Fiducial Seeding Module is used for interactive seeding of DTI fiber tracts starting from a list of fiducials or vertices of a model.
The Fiber Bundles Module is used for loading, saving, and changing the appearance of DTI fiber tracts.
The Slices Module provides access to all Slice nodes in a single panel.
The Color Module manages color look up tables. Look-up Tables (LUTs) are used by mappers to translate between an integer and a color value for display of models and volumes.
The Interactive Editor is a set of tools to create label maps to identify structures volumes.
New Features in Slicer 3.4
Slicer 3.4 has many new features! Please also note that many of these new features are still being developed and will be improved in future releases, so you may encounter some unexpected behavior. If you do encounter unexpected behavior, you can join the Slicer users' mailing by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "subscribe", and report the behavior there to see if there is a work around (or check the archives), and to the bug tracker if it needs to be solved by the developers.
- Welcome Module at Startup
- Improved Save Module
- Improved Editor
- New Registration module
- New Slices module
- Fiducial based tractography
- Improved SceneSnapshot Screen Capture functionality
- Compare View and Cross Hairs
- Support for Extension Server for installing plug-ins
- Improved Dicom Support
- MRML scenes and all data load from and save into XNAT desktop
- 64-bit Linux
- 32-bit Linux
- Darwin PPC
- Darwin x86
Please go to http://www.na-mic.org/Bug/ and report bugs for Slicer version 3.
Where to go for Help
Subscription management tools and archives are available at:
This work is part of the National Alliance for Medical Image Computing (NAMIC), funded by the National Institutes of Health through the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research, Grant U54 EB005149. Information on the National Centers for Biomedical Computing can be obtained from http://nihroadmap.nih.gov/bioinformatics. This work was also supported by NIH grant P41 RR13218 (NAC) and the Biomedical Informatics Research Network.