InVesalius Is a free open source 3D medical imaging reconstruction that generates a 3D image from a sequence of 2D DICOM images (CT or MRI). It works for Windows, Linux, & macOS. The project is in active development since 2001, to fulfill the demand for a medical imaging solution for Brazilian hospitals and clinics.
InVesalius is free software, which minimizes the cost for end-users and provides them with advanced features that ease their work. It can be used in medical practice, education, forensic analysis, veterinary, & paleontology.
InVesalius is a production of The Renato Archer Information Technology Center in partnership with the Biomagnetism Laboratory at the University of São Paulo. Founded in 1982 by the ministry of science in Brazil.
The program's interface supports many languages (24 languages) here is some of the languages it supports English, Portuguese, French, Spanish, Turkish, Italian, Czech, Japanese, Catalan, Korean, Romanian and German. It also does provide manuals for end-users in English, & Portuguese.
The current new version is 3.1, as it is regularly updated, please keep following the new features, bug fixes, & changed features/ configurations.
InVesalius supports many medical imaging modalities as Computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and microtomography. However, there is a plan to support 3D Ultrasound soon.
InVesalius supports many medical imaging formats, so as still imaging formats, It supports DICOM, Analyze, PAR / REC, NIfTI, TIFF, JPG, BMP, and PNG formats.
Here is a list of the minimum requirements, to run the software:
The project supports Windows 32bits/ and 64bits.
The project offers macOS a DMG (Mounted Disk Image), which can be installed easily on macOS 10.11 and later
There are several packages for (Ubuntu, Fedora, & ArchLinux) and dedicated repo (PPA) for InVesalius for Ubuntu. However, it can be installed in all Linux distro that has Flatpak, With one command in your terminal and you will have the application up and running in on time. Once the install is done the program can run through the system main menu for (Gnome, XFCE, or KDE)
The project is released under GNU General Public License v2.0
The contribution is not only for developers, but also for anyone to translate user-interface, To join the translation effort, you should signup to Transifex, a cloud-based collaborative translation platform, and contribute in the selected language.
The end-product depends on many open-source software packages, It uses Python as a core programming language, and several programming libraries that provides image processing, and analysis like Visualization Toolkit VTK, Grassroots DICOM GDCM, Pillow (PIL- Python Image Library Fork)
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