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Slicer and Slicer for IGT have been designed for research purposes only and have not been reviewed or approved by the Food and Drug Administration or by any other agency. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT CLINICAL APPLICATIONS ARE NEITHER RECOMMENDED NOR ADVISED. Read the [License for Slicer] for details. One may use Slicer for Image Guided Therapy (IGT) in clinical studies at his/her own risk after approval from his/her institution through its own IRB certification procedure. The example clinical cases listed in this website are either from mock-up or clinical validation study approved by IRB that weighed the merit against the risk of using Slicer for IGT, which is not recommended for clinical use. For more information about the human clinical trials, visit NIH-NCI web site [1].

Summary of IGT Functions in Slicer

3D Slicer [2] (simply Slicer) is a multi-platform, free open source software (FOSS) for visualization and image computing. The Slicer IGT project is aimed at extending Slicer for Image Guided Therapy. Currently, we supports the following IGT functions:

  • Free open-source software for Image Guided Therapy research
  • Provides software foundation (GUI, Image I/O, 3D viewer, tracker support), and you can focus on developping your original clinical application
  • Available for Windows, Mac, Linux
  • Access to state-of-art scientific medical image processing algorithms as well as most of commercial tracking devices
  • Affiliated scientific workshops and seminars to discuss and exchange ideas
  • Increasing visibility of your research in IGT community using popular software platform
  • Available for commercialization by concealing proprietary codes*

(*) Acknowledgment needed

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