nice to hear about this success in Fedora medical SIG
On Tue, May 14, 2013 at 12:24:08PM +0200, Mario Ceresa wrote:
several important changes happened recently in fedora medical. The
following packages were added:
* InsightToolkit (ITK)- Kitware flagship medical image analysis library
* Orthanc - Lightweight PACS
* octave-dicom - Dicom package for octave
* gdcm bumped up to last release
Especially ITK was a big jump after almost 4 years of review! It now
unblocks a wide range of medical imaging software such as:
* elastix - image registration
* GinkoCAD - DICOM viewer
* ITKSnap - Segmentation
* vmtk - Vascular modeling kit
Feel free to have a look into the available Debian packaging if this
might be helpful. (I like to repeat the hint that you can find all
medical imaging related applications in Debian here while tools to
develop medical imaging applications are listed here.)
* Seg3D 2 - Segmentation
* msvtk - Multi-scale visualization toolkit
These are good hints also for Debian. We should put these on our todo
On another side, Orthanc enables Fedora to act as a PACS to
dicom images between several peers.
I think it would be nice to concentrate now in having a working and
integrated dicom viewer (GinkoCAD) and segmentation program (Seg3D2 or
Maybe, with some effort, we might even propose three features for one of
the next fedora releases:
* "medical image platform clinic" which would include:
a) improved dicom compatilibity (already done with dcmtk, gdcm,
b) pacs support (orthanc, already done) + GinkoCAD
c) InsightToolkit (already done)
d) segmentation tools (ITKSnap + Seg3d 2)
* "medical image platform research" which would include:
a) 3D slicer
b) registration tools (elastix + ants)
c) statistical shape models (statismo + shapeworks)
d) vascular analysis (vmtk)
e) guided surgery (openigtlink, already done + IGSTK)
* "biomechanical platform" which would include:
a) Meshing (Biomesh3d, cleaver, stellar)
b) FEM code (Elmer, Kratos, OpenPalm, OpenFOAM)
c) Salome modeler
An updated page with current status of all these packages is:
Remark: In Debian Med (and other Blends - SIGs in Fedora jargon) we
realised that keeping Wiki pages up to date costs some effort. So we
found a solution to render these pages (like  or ) automatically.
We are currently trying to improve this in a GSoC project. May be you
might consider doing something similar in next years GSoC?
Probably some of those packages are already included in Debian/Ubuntu
we can contact our fellow packagers for help with patches.
Ahh - I was inline answering. Now reading this I think this question
was answered above and I'd be happy to help in case of questions.
Is there anyone interested in all of this?
I'm definitely interested (even if I do not use Fedora, sorry).