Section: New Software and Platforms
Keywords: Echographic imagery - Image reconstruction - Active contours - Medical robotics
UsTk, standing for Ultrasound Toolkit, is a cross-platform library for two- and three-dimensional ultrasound image processing. Written in C++, UsTk provides tools for ultrasound image acquisition, processing and display of these images. Combined with the UsSimulator software that simulates a virtual ultrasound probe interacting with a 3D ultrasound volume and the UsGraphCut library that allows real-time segmentation of ultrasound images, it can serve as an useful framework for developing and testing new visual servoing approaches based on ultrasound images.