Julius Framework 2.2.0 review

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The Julius framework is a general software architecture for medical visualization, simulation, and navigation. It offers interface

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Developer: Surgical Systems Lab
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The Julius framework is a general software architecture for medical visualization, simulation, and navigation.

It offers interfaces for combining the various facets of computer-aided and image-guided surgery into a single environment. Developers have the ability to extend the framework with their own algorithms and techniques.

The system is platform-independent and runs on a mid-range configuration as well as on high-end graphics workstations. It is implemented using object-orientation and state-of-the-art software engineering principles.

The Julius framework provides both:

An easy to handle visualization tool for the clinical expert to inspect and handle patient image data like CT, MRI, SPECT or PET and
A general software development environment for the computer science researcher for rapid application production.

The Julius object oriented and cross-platform architecture allows to easily serve your application by specific plug-ins. The Julius framework comes with a set of standard plug-ins like DICOM 3.0 loader, 2D slice views and 3D volume and surface visualization. Furthermore, we are working on components for basic manual segmentation algorithms, measurement tools, and drivers to hook up optical instrument tracking or haptic devices.

To tailor the Julius framework to your specific workflow, please ask your local C++ programmer to do so. Julius is based on the public domain libraries vtk and Qt and can be used for non-commercial projects without any further formal paperwork (more). Just agree to and follow the Julius Non Commercial License given on these web sites.

If you would like us to develop a specific components for your application, or if you want to use the Julius framework or its plug-ins in your commercial product, please contact us through the given address - we will be happy to work out an agreement.

What's New in This Release:
The major enhancements of this version include a new UI infrastructure (implemented in the plug-in layer), the update of the visualization infrastructure, catching of messages, creation of plug-ins (via a static New() method), and the support for "external" raw-interfaces (including multiple inhertitance for plug-in interfaces).
Additionally, the released plug-ins include a new version of the DICOM importer (based on DCMTK library), a sliced volume data plug-in (including adaption of many related plug-ins), and a software 3D slice render engine.

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