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Citing Slicer

To acknowledge 3D Slicer as a platform, please cite the Slicer web site ( and the following publication:

Fedorov A., Beichel R., Kalpathy-Cramer J., Finet J., Fillion-Robin J-C., Pujol S., Bauer C., Jennings D., Fennessy F., Sonka M., Buatti J., Aylward S.R., Miller J.V., Pieper S., Kikinis R. 3D Slicer as an Image Computing Platform for the Quantitative Imaging Network. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2012 Nov;30(9):1323-41. PMID: 22770690.

Slicer is made possible through contributions from an international community of scientists from a multitude of fields, including engineering and biomedicine. The following sections give credit to some of the major contributors to the 3D Slicer core effort. Each 3D Slicer extension has a separate acknowledgements page with information specific to that extension.

Major Contributors

  • Ron Kikinis: Principal Investigator
  • Steve Pieper: Chief Architect
  • Jean-Christophe Fillion-Robin: Lead Developer
  • Nicole Aucoin
  • Stephen Aylward
  • Andrey Fedorov
  • Noby Hata
  • Hans Johnson
  • Tina Kapur
  • Andras Lasso
  • Jim Miller
  • Sonia Pujol: Director of Training
  • Junichi Tokuda
  • Lauren O'Donnell

Groups Contributing to the Core Engineering of Slicer in a Major Way

  • SPL: Ron Kikinis, Nicole Aucoin, Lauren O'Donnell, Andrey Fedorov, Isaiah Norton, Sonia Pujol, Noby Hata, Junichi Tokuda
  • Isomics: Steve Pieper, Alex Yarmarkovich
  • Kitware: Jean-Christophe Fillion-Robin, Julien Finet, Will Schroeder, Stephen Aylward
  • U Iowa: Hans Johnson
  • GE: Jim Miller
  • Perk Lab, Queen's University: Andras Lasso, Tamas Ungi, Csaba Pinter, Gabor Fichtinger

Funding Sources

Many of the activities around the Slicer effort are made possible through funding from public and private sources. The National Institutes of Health of the USA is a major contributor through a variety of competetive grants and contracts.


Project Name Grant Number and NIH Link Title (and Project Page) Grant PIs Start Date End Date
PediatricValveModeling-SlicerHeart NA PediatricValveModeling Matthew Jolley 2015-08-15 2020-08-15
DiffusionMRI 2P41EB015898 Image Guided Therapy Center Tempany, Clare M 2004-04-01 2020-06-30
Shape 1R01EB021391 SHAPE ANALYSIS TOOLBOX FOR MEDICAL IMAGE COMPUTING PROJECTS Paniagua, Beatriz 2016-09-19 2020-06-30
National Center for Image Guided Therapy 5P41EB015898 Use of Slicer in a wide array of image-guided therapy research for prostate cancer, neurosurgery, and image naviation Clare Tempany 2004-04-01 2020-06-30
Slicer-Radiomics-U24 U24CA194354 Quantitative Radiomics System Decoding the Tumor Phenotype Aerts, Hugo 2015-04-01 2020-03-31
Slicer-Radiomics-U01 1U01CA190234 Genotype And Imaging Phenotype Biomarkers In Lung Cancer Aerts, Hugo 2015-01-01 2019-12-01
Tools to Analyze Morphology and Spatially Mapped Molecular Data 5U24CA180924 TOOLS TO ANALYZE MORPHOLOGY AND SPATIALLY MAPPED MOLECULAR DATA Joel Saltz 2014-09-01 2019-08-31
NIRView (Dartmouth) 5R01CA184354 Mri Fluorescence Tomography For Quantifying Tumor Receptor Concentration In Vivo Davis, Scott C. 2014-04-01 2019-02-28
HD_SHAPEANALSS 1U01NS082086 4D Shape Analysis for Modeling Spatiotemporal Change Trajectories in Huntington’s Gerig, Guido 2012-09-28 2018-08-31
QIICR U24 CA180918 Quantitative Image Informatics for Cancer Research (QIICR) Ron Kikinis, Andrey Fedorov 2013-09-04 2018-08-31
SlicerDMRI Diffusion MRI 1U01CA199459 Open Source Diffusion MRI Technology For Brain Cancer Research O'Donnell, Lauren Jean 2015-09-22 2018-07-31
HD_KIDS 5R01NS055903 Growth and Development of the Striatum in Huntington's Disease Nopoulos, Peggy 2009-03-01 2018-07-31
DiffusionMRI 5P41EB015902 Neuroimaging Analysis Center (Nac) Kikinis, Ron 2013-08-01 2018-05-31
Neuroimage Analysis Center 4P41EB015902 Application of Slicer to image-guided neurosurgery and other applications through steered computaiton and image navigation databases Ron Kikinis 2013-08-01 2018-05-31
DWI R01CA160902 Advancement And Validation Of Prostate Diffusion And Spectroscopic Mri Maier, Stephan E 2012-04-01 2018-02-28
CMF 1R01DE024450 Quantification Of 3D Bony Changes In Temporomandibular Joint Osteoarthritis Cevidanes, Lucia 2013-09-10 2017-08-31
PET/CT Calibration Phantom 2R42CA167907 Calibrated Methods For Quantitative Pet/Ct Imaging Phase Ii Kinahan, Paul E 2012-05-01 2017-07-31
PET/CT Calibration Phantom 2R42CA167907 Calibrated Methods For Quantitative Pet/Ct Imaging Phase Ii Kinahan, Paul E. 2012-05-01 2017-07-01
HD_TRACKON NA TRACK-ON HD Tabrizi, Sarah 2012-01-01 2016-12-31
Slicer-RT NA Cancer Care Ontario Applied Cancer Research Unit, Canada Gabor Fichtinger, PerkLab, Queen's University 2011-01-01 2016-12-31
Slicer-RT NA Ontario Consortium for Adaptive Interventions in Radiation Oncology, Canada David Jaffray, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto 2011-01-01 2016-12-31
HD_TRAJECTORY NA Developing a Robust Segmentation Pipeline That Allows for Consistent Trajectory Estimation of HD Gene Positive Individuals Across Multiple Longitudinal MRI Sites Kim, Eun Young 2014-11-01 2016-10-31
Craniosynostosis IMAGE-GUIDED 1R41HD081712 Image-Guided Planning System For Skull Correction In Children With Craniosynostos Linguraru, Marius George 2014-09-26 2016-08-31
HD_PREDICT 5R01NS040068 Neurobiological Predictors of Huntington's Disease (PREDICT-HD) Paulsen, Jane 2000-08-01 2016-08-31
PET-CT guided needle biopsy 3R42CA153488 Improving Liver Lesion Biopsy In The Ct Suite Through Fusion With Pet Images Cleary, Kevin R. 2012-09-01 2016-08-01
OrthognathicTrac 1R43DE024334 Real-Time Image Guidance For Improved Orthognathic Surgery Enquobahrie, Andinet A. 2014-08-05 2016-07-31
PediatricRadiologicDecisionSupport 1R01EB014947 Mi2B2 Enabled Pediatric Radiological Decision Support Murphy, Shawn N 2012-08-01 2016-07-31
ProstateBRP 5R01CA111288 Enabling Technologies For Mri-Guided Prostate Interventions Tempany, Clare M. 2004-12-01 2016-07-01
ProstateQIN 5U01CA151261 Quantitative Mri Of Prostate Cancer As A Biomarker And Guide For Treatment Fennessy, Fiona 2010-09-01 2016-07-01
HD_GENETICS 1U01NS082074 Imaging and Genetics in Huntington's Disease Calhoun/Turner 2013-07-01 2016-06-30
HD_PET 1U01NS083173 Brain Network Imaging: A Novel Biomarker for Preclinical Huntington’s Disease Feigin, Andrew 2013-07-01 2016-06-30
TubeTK 1R01CA170665 Micro-Tumor Detection By Quantifying Tumor-Induced Vascular Abnormalities Dayton, Paul A. 2012-09-01 2016-06-01
HD_WHITEMATTER 1U01NS083223 Characterization of White Matter in Huntington’s Disease Using Diffusion MRI Westin, Carl-Fredrik 2014-01-01 2015-12-31
Slicer-RT NA Cancer Care Ontario Research Chair, Canada Gabor Fichtinger, PerkLab, Queen's University 2010-01-01 2015-12-31
HD_FMRI_DWI 1U01NS082083 Functional Connectivity in Premanifest Huntington’s Disease Rao, Stephen Mark 2012-09-26 2015-08-31
Duke Prostate Registration 1R41CA196565 Prostate Cancer Assessment Via Integrated 3D Arfi Elasticity Imaging And Multi-Parametric Mri Palmeri, Mark L. & McCormick, Matthew M. 2015-04-01 2015-04-01
TubeTK 1R43EB016621 In-Field Fast Procedure Support And Automation Aylward, Stephen R. 2013-05-01 2015-04-01
TubeTK 1R41NS081792 Multimodality Image-Based Assessment System For Traumatic Brain Injury Aylward, Stephen R. 2013-01-01 2014-12-01
PET-CT guided needle biopsy 2R42CA153488 Improving Liver Lesion Biopsy In The Ct Suite Through Fusion With Pet Images Cleary, Kevin R. 2012-09-01 2014-08-01
TubeTK 1R43CA165621 Quantitative Ultrasound Analysis Of Vascular Morphology For Cancer Assessment Aylward, Stephen R 2012-12-01 2014-08-01
HD_SUBCORTICAL_SHAPE 5U01NS082085 Basal Ganglia Shape Analysis and Circuitry in Huntington's Disease Miller, Michael & Ross, Christopher 2012-09-26 2014-07-31
HD_DWI 5U54EB005149 National Alliance for Medical Image Computing Kikinis, Ron 2010-09-30 2014-06-30
HD_FMRI 5R01NS054893 Cognitive and Functional Brain Changes in Preclinical Huntington's Disease (HD) Paulsen, Jane 2007-05-15 2013-04-30
PET-CT guided needle biopsy 1R41CA153488 Improving Liver Lesion Biopsy In The Ct Suite Through Fusion With Pet Images Cleary, Kevin R. 2010-07-01 2012-06-01

For more information on how this table was created, see this page.

Commercial Partners

  • Isomics uses 3D Slicer in a variety of academic and commercial research partnerships in fields such as planning and guidance for neurosurgery, quantitative imaging for clinical trials, clinical image informatics.
  • Kitware Integral to continuing to support the 3D Slicer community, Kitware is also offering consulting services in response to the rapidly growing demand for the development of proprietary applications and commercial products based on 3D Slicer. Kitware has used 3D Slicer to rapidly prototype solutions in nearly every aspect of medical imaging and is also collaborating on the development of commercial pre-clinical and clinical products based on 3D Slicer.

Listed in alphabetical order.

Slicer Based Products

  • SonoVol is developing a whole-body ultrasound imaging system for small animals. This start-up company arose from research in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • Xstrahl is developing a Small Animal Radiation Research Platform (SARRP) that uses 3D Slicer as its front-end application for radiation therapy beam placement and system control.

Listed in alphabetical order.