2010 Summer Project Week Implementing Open IGT Link to Virtual Place for research support

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Key Investigators

  • AZE: Nicholas Herlambang, Masakatsu Hoashi
  • BWH: Noby Hata, Junichi Tokuda


Objective

Our objective is to add Open IGT Link support into AZE Virtual Place(VP) for research support. We would like to enable users to do image processing outsite VP and visualization with VP.

Approach, Plan

Our approach is to develop Open IGT Link plugin in Virtual Place similar to Open IGT Link module in Slicer3. We would like to add MATLAB connectivity through Open IGT Link.


Progress

Preparation:
Prototype plug-in that acts as Open IGT Link server has been developed. MATLAB code that acts as Open IGT Link client has also been developed. We will focus on performance and stability during this Project Week.

Progress during Project Week:
We successfully connect MATLAB and VirtualPlace through OpenIGTLink. A usage example: MATLAB get a 3D image data from VirtualPlace, perform FFT transform, low-pass filter, and reverse FFT transform in MATLAB, and then send back the result image to VirtualPlace to be visualized with volume rendering immediately. A stability issue was pointed out and solved during Project Week. "One more thing": We tried connection through OpenIGTLink interface of BioImage Suite to BrainLAB system, and successfully received tracking data from BrainLAB system.

VPMatlab-before.jpg Matlab-fig1.jpg Matlab-fig2.jpg Matlab-fig3.jpg Matlab-fig4.jpg VPMatlab-after.jpg