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The eXtensible Imaging Platform (XIP) project is an Open Source framework and platform for rapidly developing Medical Imaging applications that are "plug-and-play" across multiple computing environments. It offers an extensible set of modules for researchers to develop and evaluate software solutions for research and clinical problems. XIP is part of the caBIG initiative, and also the Application Hosting initiative of DICOM WG23. Below you will find resources to get started building software solutions with XIP.


[edit] Getting Started

The latest release of Open XIP is release 0.3, see Release Notes for more details.

- Windows binaries Windows Binaries (including XIP Builder and examples)
- External libraries External libraries precompiled for Windows
- Linux binaries External libraries precompiled for Linux
- Documentation Source Code documentation
- Installation Instructions to compile XIP on Windows, Mac and Linux
- Tutorials XIP Builder User Manual (drag-and-drop interface to design XIP scenegraphs) and XIP tutorials
Xip is funded by the Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG), an initiative of the National Cancer Institute[1]
Xip is funded by the Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG), an initiative of the National Cancer Institute[1]
Xip is hosted at Siemens Corporate Research Inc.[2]
Xip is hosted at Siemens Corporate Research Inc.[2]
Xip is developed in collaboration with the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University[3]
Xip is developed in collaboration with the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University[3]

[edit] Project Overview

Siemens Corporate Research ported its previously closed source RAD Builder environment to XIP, including:

  • DICOM data handling and navigation
  • Overlay and region of interest (ROI) objects
  • ITK and VTK support with automatic Inventor wrapper generation
  • XIP Builder: a Visual Programming interface to design XIP scenegraphs.

The Electronic Radiology Lab at Washington University’s Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology provides:

  • remotely hosted grid based components and data sources (available data sources include NCIA)
  • components for CAD algorithms
  • components for quantifying changes across time in consecutive imaging studies.

The eXtensible Imaging Platform is based on the Open Inventor library and consists of several modules:

Module Description
XIP Builder Visual Programming interface to design XIP scenegraphs
XipIvCore Module that wraps the Open Inventor library
XipIvCoreGL Module for OpenGL features not supported in Open Inventor
XipIvOverlay Module for overlay objects (markup) to annotate images and perform measurements
XipIvRenderer Module for Volume Rendering of 3D images
XipIvDicom Module for DICOM support based on the DCMTK library
XipIvITK Module that wraps the Insight Segmentation and Registration Toolkit (ITK)
XipIvVTK Module that wraps the Visualization Toolkit (VTK)
Java embedding Allows to execute scenegraphs in a stand-alone application

[edit] References


Siemens Corporate Research Inc. 21:57, 13 August 2008 (EDT)

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