2012 Winter Project Week:LiveUltrasound

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Key Investigators

  • Queen's University: Tamas Ungi
  • Robarts Research Institue: Elvis Chen
  • BWH: Junichi Tokuda


We are developing a Slicer4 module that can receive tracked ultrasound images through an OpenIGTLink connection, and create a representation of the real-time ultrasound image in the Slicer scene.

Approach, Plan

The PLUS (Public Library for Ultrasound) library will send OpenIGTLink messages to Slicer. Images to update the ultrasound image data, and transforms to update the ultrasound slice position and other surgical tools in the scene.


We have set up the environment for Slicer 4 development on Windows (32 and 64 bit too) and designed the GUI. We will get the logic done in the following weeks. We will add our notes to the Slicer wiki for developers using Windows.

Delivery Mechanism

This work will be delivered to the NA-MIC Kit as a (please select the appropriate options by noting YES against them below)

  1. ITK Module
  2. Slicer Module
    1. Built-in
    2. Extension -- commandline
    3. Extension -- loadable YES
  3. Other (Please specify)