Open source solutions for medical imaging

Intervenant(s) : Charles Marion, Jérôme Velut

  • Langue : Anglais
  • Type d'événement : Atelier
  • Date : Donderdag 11 juli 2013
  • Horaire : 14h00
  • Durée : 120 minutes
  • Lieu : K.4.401
Fils rouges : AtelierAu quotidienEnjeux sociétauxOpen Data
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The Medical imaging brings together the acquisition and reconstruction techniques of the human body which are based on different technologies such as the X ray or magnetic resonance. The increasing resolution of images induces the need for efficient analysis tools. Imaging labs, physicians or medical devices manufacturer could appreciate totally different software solutions while the groundation are often identical. Kitware is involved in different project allowing the creation of advanced medical imaging applications. During this workshop, several tools will be introduced such as ITK (Insight Toolkit), VTK (Visualization Toolkit) or 3D Slicer. These softwares target different audience but they are intimely intricated :

  • ITK allows for using or developing advanced image processing algorithms (segmentation, registration,…) (
  • VTK is an advanced scientific visualization library (
  • 3D Slicer is a research-oriented plateform offering an end-user GUI well-suited for volume visualization (


Jérôme Velut is an R&D Engineer at Kitware’s European subsidiary in Lyon, France. Jérôme completed a post doctoral fellowship in medical imaging at the University of Rennes (France) after receiving his PhD in information processing from the National Institute for Applied Sciences (INSA) in Lyon.

Since joining Kitware in Lyon, Jérôme has been involved in several projects in the field of Image Processing and Visualization.

His research has been focused on deformable model segmentation. His doctoral thesis combined signal processing, geometry and topology in order to develop a fast and robust image segmentation method. After his PhD he was involved in the "euHeart" European project which aims to develop better visualization and model of the heart. Jérôme has continued to improve his expertise in medical imaging while working on research related to the acquisition of MRI coronary arteries, their characterizations as well as the engineering behind it. Jérôme has also been contributing to VTK and ParaView and published several of his algorithms on Kitware’s VTK Journal.

Charles Marion is an R&D Engineer at Kitware SAS in Lyon, France. He contributes to medical image, computer vision, and data publications, and is one of the lead developers of Midas, Kitware’s multimedia digital archiving system.