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Microscopy Image Analysis Tutorial

Luis Ibanez | Kitware Blog | October 18, 2010

At the MICCAI 2010 conference in Beijing, China, a Tutorial on Microscopy Image Analysis was presented. Read More »

New Customer? What to Expect From Kitware

Will Schroeder | Kitware Blog | October 29, 2010

I am frequently asked by potential customers about the nature of a business relationship with Kitware. This is true for small support contracts all the way up to multi-million dollar consulting projects. In this blog I'll paint a general picture of what you can expect, and more importantly, what you should demand from your relationship with the Company. I'll also sketch the outline of a typical project with Kitware. Read More »

New Software from Kitware Virtualizes Medical Education and Training

Press Release | Kitware | December 6, 2018

Kitware added to its collection of open source toolkits with the first release of the interactive Medical Simulation Toolkit (iMSTK). The toolkit offers manufacturers and researchers all the software components they need to build and test virtual simulators for medical training and planning. "iMSTK, which we've been developing in close collaboration with Professor Suvranu De's research center - the Center for Modeling, Simulation and Imaging in Medicine at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - is meant to empower developers to rapidly prototype virtual simulator applications," said Andinet Enquobahrie, the director of medical computing at Kitware.

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NIH Awards $1.26 Million to Kitware and Collaborators for Cancer Treatment Research: Are Microvessels Early Indicators of Cancer Treatment Efficacy?

Press Release | Kitware | August 20, 2015

The research project is centered on a novel approach to cancer detection and diagnosis that is based on using acoustic angiography to measure small changes in the microvessels that feed tumors. Acoustic angiography is a contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging technique that is being developed by Dr. Paul Dayton at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), who is a principal investigator on the project. The technique can provide unprecedented clarity in visualizing microvascular abnormalities associated with malignant cancers that resolve when those cancers respond to treatment.

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Now We're Talking!

Will Schroeder | Kitware Blog | August 16, 2010

It's articles like the one recently published in the New York Times that so powerfully demonstrate the value of open source methods, in this case the value of data sharing and collaboration. The article "Sharing of Data Leads to Progress on Alzheimer’s" says it better than 100 blogivators ever could: Read More »

OHNews 2013 Readers Choice: 'Open Source' Health IT Systems

As we head towards the end of the year, the global 'open source' software movement continues to grow and strengthen, especially in the field of healthcare. Based on the number of hits by readers of Open Health News (OHNews) on links to our brief profiles of 'open source' Health IT systems, the following are their top choices of interest over the past year: Read More »

Open Chemistry Project Upholds Mission of Unorganization, The Blue Obelisk

Chemistry is not the most open field of scientific endeavor; in fact, as I began working more in the area (coming from a background in physics), I was surprised with the norms in the field. As a PhD student way back in 2003, I simply wanted to draw a 3D molecular structure on my operating system of choice (Linux), and be able to save an image for a paper/poster discussing my research. This proved to be nearly impossible, and in 2005 a group of like-minded researchers got together at a meeting of the American Chemical Society and formed an unorganization: The Blue Obelisk (named after their meeting place in San Diego)...

Open Science Leaps Forward In 2014

Marcus D. Hanwell | | December 23, 2014

We have had quite a year of open science at in 2014! I couldn't hope to cover every article we published over the year, but I will highlight some of my favorites...

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Open Source Dependency Management As A Balancing Act

During my career I have spent a lot of time packaging other people's code, writing my own, and working on large software frameworks. I have seen projects that still haven't released a stable version, never quite hitting 1.0, while others made 1.0 releases within months of beginning development, and then quickly moving on to 2.0, 3.0, etc. There is quite a variance in these release cycles, and this coupled with maintaining large projects can make things difficult. I will go through some of the decisions we have faced in projects I have worked on and the pressures on the project. On the one extreme, users would like to have a stable API that never changes, with dependencies that don't specify a minimum version so that they can choose whatever version works best...

Open Source Funding Streams

Will Schroeder | Kitware Blog | December 27, 2011

During the holiday season it's natural to consider giving back and reflecting on what we've accomplished. According to the open source community has done an amazing job on both counts. For example, a partial tabulation of some open source projects related to medical image analysis yields a total of over $350 million and over 12 million lines of code, the result of years of hard work. Read More »

Open Source Health IT Solutions for Governments to Consider

Peter Groen | GovLoop | January 5, 2012

Healthcare is a major budget item for government at all levels. There are now many high quality, free and open source Health IT systems that community hospitals and clinics should consider using as an alternative to more expensive commercial systems. This could save state & local governments 'big' bucks...

Open Source Visionaries

Will Schroeder | Kitware Blog | May 20, 2011

Creating, extending and maintaining modern computational tools is really hard. It used to be that a motivated person could envision a solution, knock out some code, and have a useful prototype running in a short time (days or weeks). Read More »

Open Source: 'One of the last great challenges'

Mike Miliard | Health IT News | June 2, 2010

"I think open source is the right thing to do the same way I believe science is better than alchemy," software pioneer Linus Torvald, who developed the "kernel" that's the basis of the Linux operating system, has said. "Like science, open source allows people to build on a solid base of previous knowledge…. It's just a superior way of working together." Read More »

OSEHRA 2014 Announces Sponsors for its Open Source Summit

Press Release | OSEHRA | August 7, 2014

The Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance (OSEHRA) is excited to announce the confirmed sponsors for the 2014 Open Source Summit: Global Collaboration in Health IT to be held September 3-5 at the Bethesda, Maryland North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. Read More »

OSEHRA 2015: Preliminary Agenda Open Source Summit Released

The 2015 Open Source Summit: Community-Powered Healthcare IT Solutions is shaping up to be another exciting event that will showcase the remarkable achievements of our growing community!  The Summit offers a unique perspective on healthcare IT innovation in the U.S. and global markets, as well as an opportunity to network with the individuals and companies who are making it happen...Further, the OSEHRA community is expanding beyond its VistA-centric origins. This year, in collaboration with Open Health News, a diverse panel of open source community leaders has been formed to exchange ideas, expertise, and business opportunities. Read More »