Free Hands-on Workshop on the Insight Open-source Segmentation and Registration Toolkit (ITK)

Summary: ITK is a widely used free and open-source, cross-platform software toolkit that provides an extensive suite of software tools for biomedical image analysis, especially segmentation and registration. Developed using extreme programming methodologies, ITK employs leading-edge algorithms for registering and segmenting multidimensional data. Matt McCormick from Kitware, Inc. will conduct a hands-on workshop on ITK at the University of Houston. The interactive portion of this workshop will include an introduction to ITK and Simple ITK, with hands-on exercises on advanced image filtering, segmentation, and registration. A free USB thumb drive will be provided with all necessary software.

When: Wednesday, May 15th, 10am-5pm. The first hour (10am – 11am) will provide an ITK overview for those who cannot attend the whole workshop. The rest of the workshop will be a hands-on learning experience.

Where: The University of Houston, Room 104 of the Classroom and Business Building (CBB). Please contact Loretta Herbek (LHerbek@Central.UH.EDU, 713-743-4435) if you need directions.

Audience: This workshop is appropriate for scientific programmers, especially image analysts, who are interested in learning about ITK and ways to use it in their work.

Cost & registration
: Free. Advance registration requested to help us make better arrangements. Please email Badri Roysam at

What to bring: Bring a laptop with VirtualBox installed if you plan to attend the hands-on activities.

Sponsored by: The National Institutes of Health-National Library of Medicine (NIH-NLM), Kitware, Inc., and the FARSIGHT team at the University of Houston.

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