Published April 17, 2020 | Version v0.1
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Implementation of OpenIGTLink tool in MRtrix3's mrview

  • 1. Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • 2. Imaging Sciences & Biomedical Engineering, King's College London


Here we publish a fork of MRTrix3 which implements the OpenIGTLink library in order to enable connections between OR equipment (i.e. cranial navigation appliances) and MRtrix3's viewer for 3D diffusion MRI data.

The current version implements real-time visualization of the position of surgical tools.

Original Projects:
MRtrix3 (GitHub)


Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Department of Neurosurgery, Image Guidance Lab, Berlin
Cluster of Excellence: Matters of Activity – Image Space Material, Humboldt University Berlin


The authors acknowledge the support of the Cluster of Excellence Matters of Activity. Image Space Material funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) under Germany´s Excellence Strategy – EXC 2025.



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