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VTK specifications


Unique identifier OMICS_10145
Name VTK
Alternative name Visualization Toolkit
Software type Framework/Library, Toolkit/Suite
Interface Command line interface
Restrictions to use None
Operating system Unix/Linux, Mac OS, Windows
Programming languages C++
License BSD 3-clause “New” or “Revised” License
Computer skills Advanced
Version 8.0.0
Stability Stable
Source code URL https://vtk.org/files/release/8.0/VTK-8.0.0.tar.gz
Maintained Yes




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Mapping molecular assemblies with fluorescence microscopy and object based spatial statistics

Nat Commun
PMCID: 5814551
PMID: 29449608
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-03053-x
call_split See protocol

[…] between individual VGLUT and Synapsin localisations. Finally, a last series of blocks export SODA results (coupling parameters) in files (block 11) and map single and coupled localisations in 3D with VTK (http://www.vtk.org) in Icy (blocks 12-13-14 and 15). […]


RFA Guardian: Comprehensive Simulation of Radiofrequency Ablation Treatment of Liver Tumors

Sci Rep
PMCID: 5768804
PMID: 29335429
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-18899-2

[…] All previously mentioned algorithms were implemented in C++, exploiting the open source MITK framework, which provides basic functionalities for medical workstations. The single modules rely on VTK (http://www.vtk.org) for visualization tasks, while all image processing algorithms have been implemented in the ITK (http://www.itk.org) framework. The FE mesh creation was implemented in the Com […]


A three dimensional stereotaxic atlas of the gray short tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica) brain

PMCID: 5884921
PMID: 29214509
DOI: 10.1007/s00429-017-1540-x

[…] used to accomplish auxiliary image processing tasks, such as conversion between formats, various kinds of filtering, resampling, cropping, etc. Three-dimensional visualizations were created using the Visualization Toolkit system (Schroeder et al. , http://www.vtk.org/). The calculations were performed under an Ubuntu 12.04 operating system deployed on a dual Intel® Xeon® E5520 CPU (16 × 2.27 GHz l […]


Modified dixon‐based renal dynamic contrast‐enhanced MRI facilitates automated registration and perfusion analysis

Magn Reson Med
PMCID: 5900902
PMID: 29134673
DOI: 10.1002/mrm.26999

[…] Rigid registration was performed in 3D to the fat‐only first dynamic image using the visualisation toolkit (VTK) Registration Toolkit (v2.0.0 , freely available at http://www.vtk.org/ (Kitware Inc, New York, New York, USA)). To enable separate registration for left and right kidneys, the initial rough renal […]


An Improved Random Walker with Bayes Model for Volumetric Medical Image Segmentation

PMCID: 5672701
PMID: 29201332
DOI: 10.1155/2017/6506049

[…] as implemented in a MC-OS-based personal computer (Intel®Corei7 2.5GHz and 16GB-DRAM). The programming environment was coded in the MATLAB environment. Visualization of the shapes was performed using VTK [] in C++ languages. […]


Three dimensional image reconstruction of distribution of Pnmt+ cell derived cells in murine heart

Sci Data
PMCID: 5613735
PMID: 28949324
DOI: 10.1038/sdata.2017.134
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[…] be non-tissue background. The image volume was subsequently processed with region growing method to remove the background noises outside the heart. The resulting data was then written to data file of VTK format (structured points (http://www.vtk.org/)) for visualisation. A down sampling in both X and Y dimension was necessary to reduce the size of the VTK file to facilitate fast visualisation on a […]

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VTK institution(s)
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA; Department of Biomedical Informatics, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA; Department of Human Cancer and Genetics, Ohio State University and the Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH, USA; Department of Biomedical Informatics and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA

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