NeedleFinder documentation TBD
For the stable Slicer documentation, visit the 4.8 page.
NeedleFinder: fast interactive needle detection.It provides interactive tools to segment needles in MR/CT images. It has been mostly tested on MRI from gynelogical brachytherapy cases. 
Introduction and Acknowledgements
NeedleFinder: fast interactive needle detection.It provides interactive tools to segment needles in MR/CT images. It has been mostly tested on MRI from gynelogical brachytherapy cases.
 Xiaojun Chen, Jan Egger, Akila Viswanathan, Neha Agrawal, William Wells, Ron Kikinis, Clare Tempany, Ferenc Jolesz and Tina Kapur. "Image Processing for MR-guided Gynecologic Interstitial Brachytherapy in AMIGO", The 9th Interventional MRI Symposium. September 22-23, 2012.
 Gao, Farhat, Pernelle et al. "Needle Labeling for Interstitial Gynecological Brachytherapy". Fifth National Image Guided Therapy Workshop, Sept 21, 2012
 Pernelle, Egger, Vale, Chen, Irlinger, Lueth, Wells, Kikinis, Viswanathan and Kapur. Robust Applicator Registration for Interstitial Gynecologic Brachytherapy. ABS 2013 Annual Meeting
 Pernelle. "Needle labeling for Image-Guided Brachytherapy", Masters thesis (in preparation). Technical University Munich and Ecole Centrale Marseille, Dec 14, 2012
 Pernelle, Guillaume, et al. "Validation of Catheter Segmentation for MR-Guided Gynecologic Cancer Brachytherapy." Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention–MICCAI 2013. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013. 380-387.
Information for Developers
Start by clicking on "Start Giving Needle Tips" and at each click in the 2D axial viewer, a needle will be segmented. You can display, delete the needles individually or all together. You can also differentiate the different insertion steps and separate each group of needles.