For the latest Slicer documentation, visit the 4.8 page.
|Introduction||Our Philosophy||Slicer Highlights||Slicer Extensions||Other Improvements, Additions & Documentation|
The community of Slicer developers is proud to announce the release of Slicer 4.2.
- Slicer 4.2 introduces a new extensions framework, including a user friendly extension manager, and many tweaks and augmentations of the major changes introduced in Slicer 4.2.
- Click here to download Slicer 4.2 for different platforms 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 Slicer4 are not fully tested.
- The Slicer Training page provides a series of courses for learning how to use Slicer4. 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.
Find out more about Slicer in the webinar held on Thursday, April 26, 2012 (describes the 4.1 release):
Slicer is a community platform created for the purpose of subject specific image analysis and visualization.
- Multi-modality imaging including, MRI, CT, US, nuclear medicine, and microscopy
- Multi organ from head to toe
- Bidirectional interface for devices
- Expandable and interfaced to multiple toolkits
There is no restriction on use, but permissions and compliance with rules are responsibility of users. For details on the license see here
Slicer 4.2 Highlights
Up to date download statistics.
New download page which highlights the operating system of the downloading system.
OpenIGTLink is added to Slicer 4
MultiVolumeExplorer with support for charting. See here for more information.
Label Statistics with charting and visualization
Note that these are all based on the innovations introduced in 3D Slicer version 4.0.
Extension for Slicer 4.2 are available as of April of 2012. A new extension manager gives access to the Slicer Extensions Catalog and makes it easy to install and uninstall extensions, as needed. The extension manager can be started from the View pull-down menu. See here for more information. The Slicer development community plans deliver domain-specific functionality and new modules as extensions.
Other Improvements, Additions & Documentation
SlicerRT 0.2 has been released! SlicerRT is 3D Slicer with extensions for radiotherapy research, which is developed by SparKit project with the contributions from Slicer community. This project is being developed in parallel with Slicer4 as an enhancement with the goal of merging the RT functionality as a Slicer extension as soon as feasible. The current versions of Slicer4 and SlicerRt use slightly modified versions of core DICOM functionality but are expected to converge sometime in mid 2012.