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Migration of PILOT software for needle trajectory planning from MITK to 3DSlicer

Key Investigators

Project Description


  1. Make the MITK plugin PILOT for needle/electrode trajectory planning compatible with 3D Slicer

Approach and Plan

  1. Create a Slicer module and plug PILOT in it

Progress and Next Steps


  1. Built Slicer on Mac OSX
  2. Created a new extension with a loadable module in C++
  3. Modified the UI to match the MITK PILOT plugin UI
  4. Familiarized with the concepts of mrml scene, nodes, and connections in Slicer, thei link with vtk data structures, and made the link with MITK similar concepts
  5. Started playing with the “manual” modification of nodes and vtkpolydatas
  6. Started the process of building the core files of PILOT plugin along with Slicer (ongoing…)

Next steps:

  1. Finish the build
  2. Link UI widgets to functions in the PILOT code
  3. Test !


Background and References

A short video of the MITK plugin in action: https://youtu.be/JG1hFJkmvtA