IGSTK

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IGSTK
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Developer(s) Insight Software Consortium
Initial release 2003
Stable release 4.4 / 10 February 2011; 3 years ago (2011-02-10)
Written in C++
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Development Library
License BSD, BSD, Open Source
Website www.igstk.org

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.

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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.

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