VolView 1.2 Released

December 10, 2000

Kitware announced today the release of VolView 1.2, a significant upgrade to the previous VolView 1.1. VolView is a volume rendering system that enables researchers to visualize data from a variety of imaging modalities including CT, MRI, fMRI, and confocal microscopy. VolView is designed for ease of use, performance, and flexibility at a modest entry price.

VolView interfaces to a variety of hardware and software systems, including accelerated OpenGL texturing, the RTViz VolumePro 500 volume rendering engine, and multi-threaded parallel rendering support. VolView also supports a variety of data file formats. This includes standard volume formats such as Analyze, slc, vox, vtk; image formats such as bitmap, pnm, and tiff; basic DICOM; and raw image and volume formats. Other features include maximum intensity projection; alpha compositing; transfer function and material editors; specular and diffuse illumination; cropping and cut plane tools; orthogonal and oblique reformat views; image window, level, pan, and zoom; image lightbox with 2×2, 3×2, or 3×3 layout; query values and measure images; isosurface tool for creating and saving geometry; and an animation tool for creating AVI files.

VolView 1.2 is available for free download a 30-day trial applicationperiod.

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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