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Introduction and Acknowledgements

This work is part of the National Alliance for Medical Image Computing (NA-MIC), funded by the National Institutes of Health through the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research, Grant U54 EB005149. Information on NA-MIC can be obtained from the NA-MIC website.
Author: Wendy Plesniak, SPL
Contributor1: Ron Kikinis, SPL
Contributor2: Steve Pieper, Isomics, Inc.
Contributor3: Sonia Pujol, SPL
Contact: Wendy Plesniak,

Surgical Planning Laboratory (SPL)  
Isomics, Inc.  
National Alliance for Medical Image Computing (NA-MIC)  
Neuroimage Analysis Center (NAC)  

Module Description

Slicer's Welcome Module is provided to introduce new users to Slicer's basic functionality, and to provide pointers to additional useful resources.

Slicer4WelcomeModule.jpg

Tutorials

Please visit the Slicer4 training page for more detailed training using Slicer4.

Panels and their use

Load Panel

This panel, which is always open, contains quick access to interfaces to:

  • Load DICOM datasets
  • Load individual scalar volume datasets
  • Load datasets of other types (such as polygonal models), and
  • Download sample datasets from the internet.
Slicer4WelcomeLoadPanel.png

About Panel

This panel contains information about 3D Slicer, including license information.

The Main Window Panel

In this panel, a broad overview of Slicer's Application Interface is provided. Below, an image of part of this panel's information is provided.

Slicer4WelcomeMainWindow.png

Loading and Saving Panel

The Load & Save panel describes the MRML format, and various options for loading and saving scenes and individual datasets. Below is a vignette of the Load & Save panel.

Slicer4WelcomeLoadSave.png

Display Panel

This panel contains information about the adjusting display of scenes and data, configuring application layout, and saving screen snapshots and scene configurations of interest. Below is a vignette of the Display panel.

Slicer4WelcomeDisplay.png

Mouse & Keyboard Panel

The Mouse & Keyboard panel describes the use of mouse and keyboard to perform basic interactive operations in Slicer including adjusting the display of data and manipulating the 3D scene on Windows, Mac and Linux using a one- two- and three-button mouse.

Slicer4WelcomeMouse.png

Documentation & Tutorials Panel

This panel provides links to additional information of interest.