This page provides a short overview of free medical visualization software.

Offline tools:

  • 3DSlicer – A free and open source software package for visualization and medical image computing.
  • DeVIDE – A cross-platform software framework for the rapid prototyping, testing and deployment of visualisation and image processing algorithms.
  • Exposure Render –  An interactive photo-realistic volume rendering framework with physically based light transport.
  • ImageVis3D – A new volume rendering program featuring simplicity, scalability, and interactivity.
  • Inviwo – A software framework for rapid visualization prototyping. It is written in C++, exploits modern graphics hardware, and is freely available under the BSD License.
  • MeVisLab – A powerful modular framework for image processing research and development with a special focus on medical imaging.
  • ParaView –  An open source, multi-platform data analysis and visualization application.
  • RegistrationShop – An open source application for interactive registration of 3D medical datasets.
  • vIST/e – An open source tool for the visualization and analysis of complex, high-dimensional imaging data such as Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) and High Angular Resolution Diffusion Imaging (HARDI).
  • Voreen – An open source rapid application development framework for the interactive visualization and analysis of multi-modal volumetric data sets.

Online tools:

  • Slice:Drop: Instantly view scientific and medical imaging data in 3D using the X toolkit (WebGL for scientific visualization).

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  1. Hi! I looking for a comprehensive frame work for DTI data. Eventually I’ll need interactive 3D volumes of tracts (zoom in/out and selection), and some connected views to it (scatter plot, parallel coordinates). I haven’t decided about the platform yet. I have some experience in C++ and in python. Which of the available platforms would do the best for prototyping?

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