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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: Michael Jeulin-Lagarrigue, Kitware Inc.
Contact: Michael Jeulin-Lagarrigue,

Kitware, Inc.  
National Alliance for Medical Image Computing (NA-MIC)  

Use Cases

Module Description

This module is used for changing the slice properties.

Module Parameters



  • Slice: Select the slice to operate on -- the module's Display interface will change to show slice parameters.
  • Display - Edit: Information about the selected slice. Fields can be edited to precisely set values to the slice.
    • Offset: See and Set the current distance from the origin to the slice plane
    • Origin: The location of the center of the slice. It is also related to the reformat widget origin associated to the selected slice.
    • Center: This button will adjust the slice Origin so that the entire slice is centered around 0,0,0 in the volume space.
    • Normal: Allow to set accurately the normal of the active slice.
    • Reset: Reset the slice to transformation to the coresponding orientation -- The orientation could be either "Axial, "Sagittal", "Coronal" or "Reformat".
    • Normal X: Set the normal to a x axis.
    • Normal Y: Set the normal to a y axis.
    • Normal Z: Set the normal to a z axis.
    • Normal to camera: Set slice normal to the camera.
    • LR: Rotate the slice on the X axis
    • PA: Rotate the slice on the Y axis
    • IS: Rotate the slice on the Z axis

List of parameters generated transforming this XML file using this XSL file. To update the URL of the XML file, edit this page.

Information for Developers

The 3D view widget interaction is a vtkImplicitPlaneWidget2. It is created and controlled by vtkMRMLThreeDReformatDisplayableManager observing all the vtkMRMLSliceNodes.