Hailing it as a significant milestone, enabling a broad range of domain scientists to perform complex image-analysis tasks without requiring advanced software skills, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications (LHC) announces the first complete major release of SimpleITK.
SimpleITK is a simplified multi-language interface to the NLM Insight Segmentation and Registration Toolkit (ITK). By providing a simplified interface to ITK, it enables researchers and domain scientists who are novice software developers to benefit from the image-analysis capabilities of ITK. For researchers who are experienced software developers, the toolkit facilitates rapid prototyping and evaluation of image segmentation and registration workflows with minimal programming effort. In the educational setting SimpleITK's concise interface allows students to experiment with well-known algorithms, enhancing their understanding of algorithm performance without the need for advanced software engineering skills. The toolkit has been used in courses taught at leading universities including amongst others Carnegie Mellon University, University College London, University of Iowa, and University of British Columbia....more