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Plus and SlicerIGT now supports color image acquisition and display

SlicerIGT and the Plus toolkit now supports color image acquisition, streaming through OpenIGTLink, and live display in 3D Slicer. This allows using SlicerIGT to display color Doppler ultrasound images, endoscopy, and other full-color video during image-guided procedures. Currently Epiphan, ImagingControls, and any Microsoft Media Foundation-compatible framegrabber devices are supported. Thanks to Adam Rankin, the key developer of this feature.

Matthew Holden and Thomas Vaughan receive prestigious NSERC award

Matthew Holden and Thomas Vaughan received the prestigious Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship at the doctoral level from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). The length of the grant is three years, at a total value of $105,000. Congratulations to their fantastic achievement!

Tamas Ungi received 3rd place award at ImNO 2014

Tamas Ungi received 3rd place award at the 2014 Imaging Network of Ontario Symposium.

After his 1st place award last year, Tamas Ungi again reveived ImNO award, this time 3rd place for his paper:

T. Ungi, D. Beiko, M. Fuoco, F. King, M. Holden, R. Siemens, G. Fichtinger, Tracked ultrasound snapshots improve the performance of novices in simulated percutaneous nephrostomy, Imaging Network of Ontario Symposium, March 24-25, Toronto, 2014.



Jennifer Andrea wins Ontario/Baden-Württemberg Summer Research Fellowship

Jennifer Andrea received an Ontario/Baden-Württemberg Summer Research Fellowship to spend the summer in Heidelberg at the fabled Ruprecht-Karls-Universität and the German Cancer Research Institute.

Jen will work in a collaborate project on shared open source infrastructure for radiation therapy research ( Heidelberg is doubtless one of the most spectacular places in Europe, so I suppose Jen will have a constant stream of visitors :-)


Multidimensional data (2D+t, 3D+t) support added to 3D Slicer

We've implemented the MultidimData extension for 3D Slicer that allows creating, editing, and browsing sequences of nodes, such as 4D volumes, 3D models changing in time, sequence of tracked ultrasound frames and tool navigation data, etc. The MultidimData extension is available for the Slicer nightly builds. See more information on the MultidimData module's documentation page.

Plus toolkit Matlab interface updated with live data transfer

The Matlab interface of our Plus toolkit has been updated. In addition to the existing tracked image data reading/writing from/to files now real-time receiving and sending of transforms from/to Matlab are also supported. Real-time data can be obtained from all Plus-supported tracking devices, simulators, and files from PlusServer, or directly from any OpenIGTLink-compatible software, such as 3D Slicer.