The PerkLab released PLUS: an open-source software library for ultrasound imaging research

Plus (Public software Library for UltraSound imaging research) is a software package containing library functions and applications for tracked ultrasound image acquisition, calibration, and processing.

Features include:

  • B-mode and RF acquisition using a wide range of imaging and tracking devices
  • Live image and tracking data transfer to 3D Slicer using OpenIGTLink
  • Spatial and temporal calibration
  • Volume reconstruction

Tutorials, documentation, installation packages, and source code are available at

Thanks to Tamas Heffter, Csaba Pinter, Tamas Ungi, Thomas Kuiran Chen, Alexis Boucharin, Andras Lasso and contributors and Queen's University and Robarts Research Institute to make all this happen.