3D Slicer as a tool for interactive brain tumor segmentation.


Ron Kikinis and Steve Pieper. 2011. “3D Slicer as a tool for interactive brain tumor segmentation.” Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc, 2011, Pp. 6982-4. Copy at http://www.tinyurl.com/y5jgpbk9


User interaction is required for reliable segmentation of brain tumors in clinical practice and in clinical research. By incorporating current research tools, 3D Slicer provides a set of interactive, easy to use tools that can be efficiently used for this purpose. One of the modules of 3D Slicer is an interactive editor tool, which contains a variety of interactive segmentation effects. Use of these effects for fast and reproducible segmentation of a single glioblastoma from magnetic resonance imaging data is demonstrated. The innovation in this work lies not in the algorithm, but in the accessibility of the algorithm because of its integration into a software platform that is practical for research in a clinical setting.