sliceOmatic

By: Tomovision  09-12-2011
Keywords: image analysis, Medical Image

sliceOmatic, is an easy-to-use, powerful and affordable medical image analysis software that enhances researchers' ability to measure, segment and analyze multi-slice scanner data.

Overview

sliceOmatic sliceOmatic was developed for researchers in Body Composition. Its evolution is based on years of collaboration between the programmers and the researchers who use it.

SliceOmatic offers you the best segmentation process to date. Previously segmentation with MRI (Magnetic Resonance) modality was a highly labor intensive task. With sliceOmatic, morphological operators can effortlessly perform tissue segmentation. Furthermore, studies have proven that this technique is generating consistent results.

Features

The usual tools:

SliceOmatic has, of course, all the usual tools that any good image analisys program should offer. These include tools to view the images in any direction in multiple windows, tools to filter the images, tools to measure distances, angles and surfaces on the images, and a lot more of the "basic" stuff.

SliceOmatic's Segmentation:

The process of identifying each tissue inside an image is known as "segmentation". And this is where sliceOmatic outshines the competition: its segmentation tools.

sliceOmatic balances powerful segmentation tools with a highly interactive interface, enabling you to completely control the segmentation process.

Different modalities or even different tissues within the same slice are best segmented with different techniques. SliceOmatic makes it easy for you to use the appropriate technique for each specific task. For example, in an MRI slice of the abdomen, you may want to use mathematical morphology to segment the sub-cutaneous fat and region-growing to segment the intra abdominal fat.

sliceOmatic is a research tool:

As a researcher, analysing the images is only a means to an end. What you really want is getting accurate anatomical volumes. SliceOmatic is designed as a research tool. In addition to helping you create the great images for these "wow" slides in your presentations, it will export the surfaces and volumes of each segmented tissue in a spread-sheet compatible file.

sliceOmatic and Biomechanics:

Maybe your area of research is biomechanics? Then you will want to use sliceOmatic to create polygonal meshs and/or countour lines from the segmented data. These can then be exported in a number of standard formats to be used either in finite element analisys or to create stereo-lithographic models.

Flexibility:


Speed

Getting accurate values faster:

In a technical publication, Dr Bonekamp and his colleagues compared sliceOmatic with 4 other image analysis packages. Not only did they found that sliceOmatic was among the easiest to use and had the best graphical user interface, but they also found that segmenting adipose and visceral fat with sliceOmatic was at least 3 time faster than with any of the other software.

Average time for measuring 10 slices (min)*

sliceOmatic NIHImage Analyze Hippofat EasyVision
32 322.5 100 120 97.5

"[..] We consider sliceOmatic a very good choice for segmentation of abdominal adipose tissue on MR images. [..]"

S Bonekamp, P Ghosh, S Crawford et all, Quantitative comparison and evaluation of software packages for assessment of abdominal adipose tissue distribution by magnetic resonance imaging, Int J of Obesity, 32:100-111, 2008

Keywords: image analysis, Medical Image

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