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Customized Interface for diabetic foot extension

Key Investigators

Project Description

This project is the next step in the project Medical Infrared Imaging with 3DSlicer presented during 28th PW NA-MIC. This research is the result of a collaboration between the IAC and the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The main objective is to develop a multichannel sensor prototype that runs in Slicer through PLUS Toolkit. This sensor is being designed to be used by the clinic staff in particular for medical diagnosis (at this time we are focused on foot ulcers in diabetic patients).

The aim is to create a friendly customized interface for monitoring the foot ulcers in diabetic patients.


  1. Refactoring some modules in the Medical infrared imaging extension.
  2. Customized interface based on Slicelet.
  3. Integration of the cameras in Plus toolkit or 3d Slicer module.
  4. Face some challenges:
    1. Performance relation with 3D Slicer and Plus toolkit in real time
    2. Running and stoping Plus server from 3D Slicer
    3. The image definition is not adjustable
    4. The error when the Slicelet-based aplication is closed
    5. Saving the images (orientation) in several format files (PNG, TIFF, DICOM)
    6. Combined images in different layers and using sliders to change layer transparency

Approach and Plan

  1. Updating the current modules for python 3
  2. Updating the current camera codes in the Plus toolkit.
  3. Designing the customized interface.
  4. Designing the common interfaces for different modules, algorithms, and so on
  5. Evaluate SlicerCAT to implement the customized interface

Progress and Next Steps


Figure 1. The current Silelet-based GUI

Figure2. Thermal and visible volumen

Background and References