Section: New Software and Platforms


Ultrasound Toolkit

Keywords: Echographic imagery - Image reconstruction - Active contours - Medical robotics

Functional Description

UsTk, standing for Ultrasound Toolkit, is a cross-platform library for two- and three-dimensional ultrasound image processing and visual servoing based on ultrasound images. Written in C++, UsTk provides tools for ultrasound image acquisition, processing, and display, as well as control of ultrasound probe motion by ultrasound visual servoing. This year we started the development of a new version. The objective is first to consolidate existing developments, to improve the quality of the software, to add new state-of-the-art algorithms, and then to disseminate them within the community as an open-source software.