Obtaining real-time image and pose data from the commercial ultrasound systems for research purposes is a challenging task. Many vendors require the completion of lengthy legal procedures to allow direct access to their devices. A few vendors offer open interfaces for data acquisition and control of their systems. These open interfaces enable advanced research work without administrative burden or custom hardware development. However, these open interfaces are all vendor-specific, therefore developers have to invest significant amount of time into making their software work with each device.
Facilitates development of ultrasound (US) -guided intervention systems for translational clinical research. PLUS offers various US imaging and pose tracking tools. Its system architecture permits decoupling imaging and pose tracking hardware devices from algorithms and end-user software applications. This software includes set of definitions that describes spatial and imaging data and a set of ultrasound image manipulation utilities implemented in an integrated framework.
Serves as a cross-platform and experimental tool for freehand 3D ultrasound acquisition, calibration, measurement, visualization and elastography. Stradwin can be also used for segmentation and surface creation from 3D medical data. It supports most types of digital imaging and communications in medicine (DICOM) data and image sequences. Moreover, it can process cortical bone mapping from DICOM computed tomography data.
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