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  • Amira is a powerful, multifaceted 3D software platform for visualizing, manipulating, and understanding biomedical data coming from all types of sources and modalities.

  • Anaconda is a free Python distribtion from Continuum Analytics.  It is optimized to run cross-platform.  It comes built in with various scientific

  • Analyze is a comprehensive biomedical imaging software suite for visualization and analysis. It is distributed by AnalyzeDirect, and was developed at Mayo Clinic.

  • Avizo software is a powerful, multifaceted tool for visualizing, manipulating, and understanding scientific and industrial data.

  • Python is a high level programming language that aims to combine remarkable power with very clear syntax.

  • FSL

    FSL is a library of analysis tools for FMRI, MRI and DTI brain imaging data. It has both command line and graphical user interface.

  • GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is a general image processing program for UNIX machines. It can be used for editing images,creating logos and adding text. It supports multiple layers. Gimp can handle several image formats like, tiff, jpeg, etc.
  • The Huygens System is an image processing software package specifically designed to facilitate the restoration of microscopic images. It provides many arithmetic operations on image types ranging from simple 2D images of unsigned bytes to multi-parameter, 3D time series of complex values.

  • IDL

    IDL (Interactive Data Language) is a widely used general purpose visualization package. With IDL, you can create graphs and visualize 2 and 3 - D data using contours, iso-surfaces and slices. IDL has image processing capabilities such as smoothing, sharpening and thresholding.

  • ImageJ is a public domain utility for image processing and analysis. It is based on Java and can be extended to create several plugins and develop applications from its toolkit.

  • ImageMagick is a collection of programs to display, manipulate and convert images from one format to another. It can handle many different image formats, including PostScript, GIF, JPEG, TIFF, PICT,and SGI's rgb.
  • Imaris suite provides a complete set of features for working with three-dimensional multi-channel images. It allows users to conveniently load, process and visualize images in any widely accepted image format to gain new insight from microscopic data.
  • Magick++ is a set of C++ classes that allows reading, writing and manipulating images from various file formats. Specifically, Magick++ provides 11 major classes to perform these functions. These classes allow

               Reading and writing images

  • Matlab is a high level technical computing language and interactive environment for data visualization, data analysis, numerical computation, and algorithm development.

  • MeVisLab provides a visual programming interface to rapidly test and develop different image processing algorithms and visualization with special focus on medical imaging. It provides various methods for image segmentation, visualization, registration, morphology, quantitation etc.

  • Mimics is useful for visualization and segmentation of CT / MR images and 3D rendering of objects. It also provides an interface to create FEM meshes.
    MSI currently has the following modules
    • Mimics basic - Allows segmentation, registration and measurement on 3D object
  • ParaView is an open-source, multi-platform application designed to visualize data sets of size varying from small to very large.

  • Slicer, or 3D Slicer, is a free, open source software package for visualization and image analysis. It includes tools for segmentation, rendering, registration of MRI, CT, US, nuclear medicine, and microscopy images.

  • Tesseract is a free optical character recognition engine developed originally by HP and currently being maintained by Google. It has been voted as one of the best OCR engine in the world. It has no layout engine, no output formatting and no GUI.

  • Volocity is an interactive volume visualization system for time-resolved biomedical image data.. It includes tools for:

  • VolView is an intuitive, interactive system for volume visualization that allows researchers to quickly explore and analyze complex 3D medical or scientific data on a standard PC. Users can easily generate informative images and navigate the data for further analysis.