DOD Awards Kitware Phase I SBIR for Automatic Segmentation

April 10, 2006

The DOD Air Force Research Lab has awarded Kitware a Phase I SBIR for automating the segmentation of 3D image datasets, for the purpose of converting this segmented datasets into simulation models. In addition, Kitware will develop semi-automatic methods including editing tools (i.e., 3D widgets) for manually guiding or modifying the results of segmentation tasks.

Kitware, Inc. is a leading software development company providing products and services in the areas of medical image analysis, visualization and 3D graphics, supercomputing, computer vision, open publication, and software quality process. Kitware is known for its advanced open source software tools such as the widely used Visualization Toolkit (VTK), Insight Segmentation and Registration Toolkit (ITK), and the CMake build management software. Established in 1998, Kitware is rapidly growing to support top research and development clients around the world; including such prestigious customers as the US National Labs (Sandia, Los Alamos, Livermore, and Argonne), the National Institutes of Health, the Army and Air Force Research labs, and a variety of academic, commercial and governmental research labs. Our commercial customers range from Fortune 500 oil and gas companies to small medical imaging start ups.

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