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The Image-Guided Surgery ToolKit IGSTK: an open source C++ software toolkit
Author(s): Peng Cheng; Luis Ibanez; David Gobbi; Kevin Gary; Stephen Aylward; Julien Jomier; Andinet Enquobahrie; Hui Zhang; Hee-su Kim; M. Brian Blake; Kevin Cleary
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Paper Abstract

The Image-Guided Surgery Toolkit (IGSTK) is an open source C++ software library that provides the basic components needed to develop image-guided surgery applications. The focus of the toolkit is on robustness using a state machine architecture. This paper presents an overview of the project based on a recent book which can be downloaded from The paper includes an introduction to open source projects, a discussion of our software development process and the best practices that were developed, and an overview of requirements. The paper also presents the architecture framework and main components. This presentation is followed by a discussion of the state machine model that was incorporated and the associated rationale. The paper concludes with an example application.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 March 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6516, Medical Imaging 2007: PACS and Imaging Informatics, 65160A (21 March 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.719562
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Peng Cheng, Georgetown Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Luis Ibanez, Kitware Inc. (United States)
David Gobbi, Atamai Inc. (Canada)
Kevin Gary, Arizona State Univ. (United States)
Stephen Aylward, Kitware Inc. (United States)
Julien Jomier, Kitware Inc. (United States)
Andinet Enquobahrie, Kitware Inc. (United States)
Hui Zhang, Accuray Inc. (United States)
Hee-su Kim, Kyungpook National Univ. (South Korea)
M. Brian Blake, Georgetown Unv. (United States)
Kevin Cleary, Georgetown Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6516:
Medical Imaging 2007: PACS and Imaging Informatics
Steven C. Horii; Katherine P. Andriole, Editor(s)

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