Image-guided therapy (IGT) stands for medical procedures performed inside patients, where operators rely on computer-generated images rather than direct sight of the target organs. We are supporting IGT research by maintaining a software kit for rapid development of IGT applications. This software kit is SlicerIGT.

Please cite this paper if you use SlicerIGT:
Ungi T, Lasso A, Fichtinger G. Open-source platforms for navigated image-guided interventions. Med Image Anal. 2016 Oct;33:181-6. doi: 10.1016/j.media.2016.06.011.

Main features


Builds on a dynamic platform

SlicerIGT is an extension of 3D Slicer, a free, open source software for visualization and image analysis. SlicerIGT can be installed from the 3D Slicer Extension Manager on Windows, Mac, and Linux to use all the advanced features of 3D Slicer for real-time navigation.


Development without coding

Modules of SlicerIGT are designed so you can configure a procedure-specific application without programming, or with minimal scripting. We have configured SlicerIGT to support many procedures including brain surgery, urology, regional anesthesia, and more…


SlicerIGT is open

Our development and research work is public, including source code, data, experiment protocols, manuals, etc. SlicerIGT is distributed under the BSD-style Slicer license allowing academic and commercial use without any restrictions.
Visit SlicerIGT on GitHub.


toolkit for navigated interventions