|Developer(s)||Insight Software Consortium|
|Stable release||4.4 / February 10, 2011|
|License||BSD, BSD, Open Source|
The Image-Guided Surgery Toolkit (IGSTK: pronounced IGStick) is a software package oriented to facilitate the development of image-guided surgery applications.
IGSTK is an Open Source software toolkit designed to enable biomedical researchers to rapidly prototype and create new applications for image-guided surgery. This toolkit provides functionalities that are commonly needed when implementing image-guided surgery applications, such as integration with optical and electromagnetic trackers, manipulation and visualization of DICOM datasets.
The development of IGSTK was funded by the US National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, one of the US National Institutes of Health NIH. Development started in 2003 as a collaboration between the ISIS Center at Georgetown University and Kitware. In 2004 a team from the CADDLab at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill joined the project. Atamai a firm dedicated to development of image-guided surgery toolkits, joined in 2005.
The project has been supported by several vendors of trackers.
- IGSTK is distributed as open-source software, under a BSD license.
- It allows unrestricted use, including use in commercial products IGSTK License.
- The copyright of IGSTK is held by the Insight Software Consortium.
See also 
Use in Other Projects 
- Official website
- IGSTK wiki
- IGSTK: The Book
- Georgetown University, ISIS Center
- Kitware homepage
- Kitware on Wikipedia
- IGSTK: Development Process and Project Management Best Practices for an Open Source Software Toolkit for Image-Guided Surgery Applications
- IGSTK: A State Machine Architecture for an Open Source Software Toolkit for Image-Guided Surgery Applications
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- An Architecture Validation Toolset for Ensuring Patient Safety in an Open Source Software Toolkit for Image-Guided Surgery Applications
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- Cleary K, Ibanezb L, Ranjana S, Blake B (June 2004). "IGSTK: a software toolkit for image-guided surgery applications". CARS 2004 – Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery. Proceedings of the 18th International Congress and Exhibition 1268. pp. 473–9. doi:10.1016/j.ics.2004.03.038.
- Cheng P, Zhang H, Kim H, Gary K, Blake MB (Sunday 12 February 2006). IGSTK : Framework and example application using an open source toolkit for image-guided surgery applications. "Medical Imaging 2006: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Display". Proc. SPIE 6141 (61411Y). doi:10.1117/12.660583. ISSN 1605-7422.