2017 Winter Project Week/Tracked Ultrasound Standardization

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Key Investigators

  • Andras Lasso (Queen's University, Canada)
  • Simon Drouin (Montreal Neurological Institute, Canada)
  • Junichi Tokuda (Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA)
  • Longquan Chen (Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA)
  • Adam Rankin (Robarts Research Institute, Canada)
  • Janne Beate Bakeng (SINTEF, Norway)

Project Description

Objective Approach and Plan Progress and Next Steps
  • Plus toolkit provides access to numerous hardware devices (imaging devices, tracking devices, navigations systems, sensors, etc.) and makes it available through OpenIGTLink protocol
  • Create a common library, OpenIGTLinkIO that makes communication with Plus (and OpenIGTLink-compatible devices or software) very simple:
    • Ensure software interoperability
    • Share software maintenance workload
    • Make it easy to share new features
  • Add specific features for tracked ultrasound and surgical navigation
  • Finish implementation of remote control of PlusServerLauncher
  • Implement the ultrasound control messages
  • Merge IGSIO/OpenIGTLink into OpenIGTLink and close the IGSIO/OpenIGTLink repository
  • Reintegrate IGSIO/OpenIGTLinkIO in OpenIGTLinkIF
  • Develop a common high-level GUI to control OpenIGTLinkIO devices
  • OpenIGTLink cleaned up and v3 merged into master
    • Slicer updated to use recent version? - Junichi/Longquan
  • OpenIGTLinkIO updated to use the full capacities of OpenIGTLink v3 and code base was refactored to make library more consistent
  • More extensive automated tests have been added to OpenIGTLinkIO
  • Implemented automated Encoding/Decoding of command messages content
  • Revised protocol to communicate with tracked US devices.
  • Start implementing convenience interface for US tracking using revised protocol.

Background and References

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