Kitware Participates in RSNA 2011

Rick Avila, Stephen Aylward, Julien Finet, Patrick Reynolds, and Wes Turner | Kitware Blog | December 16, 2011

Several members of the Kitware team attended RSNA from November 27-December 2. In addition to meeting with collaborators and exploring the exhibits, we were actively involved in demonstrating our newest work, teaching workshops and participating in exhibits.

On Monday, Kitware taught two courses, "Open Source Applications for Medical Imaging Research" and “Introduction to Open-Source Software Libraries for Medical Imaging”. These courses had sold-out audiences with over 100 attendees and received high acclaim.

In the open-source applications course, Rick Avila, Wes Turner, Julien Finet, and Patrick Reynolds presented. Topics presented included VolView, Midas, KiwiViewer/VES, and Slicer. For the VoView tutorial attendees viewed and analyzed medical images donated from the "Give-A-Scan" project for lung cancer research. The tutorial covered basic image viewing functionality, and introduced the idea of using and developing VolView extensions for additional analysis capabilities. For the KiwiViewer tutorial, attendees saw how VTK is being extended (via VES) to support mobile and web-based applications. The power of Midas was demonstrated for collecting, processing, and sharing data in a manner that fits with medical imaging research workflows. The course also featured the recent 4.0 release of Slicer and illustrated its new Qt-based user interface, improved speed, and increased ease of use...