Plus applications user manual  2.9.0.918b199
Software library for tracked ultrasound image acquisition, calibration, and processing.
Plus applications user manual Documentation

Introduction

Plus (Public software Library for UltraSound) is an open-source software package for tracked ultrasound image acquisition, calibration, and processing. Plus applications include complete end-user software applications for spatial and temporal calibration (fCal) and real-time data acquisition, processing and streaming (PlusServer). For building complete image-guided therapy applications you can use the 3D Slicer and the SlicerIGT extension.

Overview papers and presentations:

Download

Click here to download pre-compiled Plus applications releases.

Tutorials

The SlicerIGT website contains an extensive set of step-by-step tutorials for building image-guided therapy systems from readily-available components.

How to cite

Please cite the following paper when referring to Plus in your publication:

Andras Lasso, Tamas Heffter, Adam Rankin, Csaba Pinter, Tamas Ungi, and Gabor Fichtinger, "PLUS: Open-source toolkit for ultrasound-guided intervention systems", IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2014 Oct;61(10):2527-37. doi: 10.1109/TBME.2014.2322864

@ARTICLE{Lasso2014a,
  title = {PLUS: Open-source toolkit for ultrasound-guided intervention systems},
  author = {Andras Lasso and Tamas Heffter and Adam Rankin and Csaba Pinter and Tamas Ungi and Gabor Fichtinger},
  journal = {IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering},
  year = {2014},
  month = {Oct},
  number = {10},
  pages = {2527-2537},
  doi = {10.1109/TBME.2014.2322864},
  pmid = {24833412},
  url = {http://perk.cs.queensu.ca/contents/plus-open-source-toolkit-ultrasound-guided-intervention-systems}
}
License

Plus has a BSD-style license, which allows any kind of use for free. See more details in License.txt

More information
  • All information about the Plus project is publicly available at www.plustoolkit.org.
  • Register at github.com and visit the PlusLib GitHub page to submit messages, bug reports, feature requests, and get email notifications.
  • Information for developers on building Plus, adding new devices, or contributing can be found at github.com.
Additional resources
  • Plus 3D model catalog contains printable 3D models of tools and tracking fixtures.
  • pyIGTL contains a Python interface that can be used to receive send/receive live data from Plus in Python, and is installable using pip.
  • Plus Matlab Utils contains a MatLab interface to read data recorded by Plus and send/receive live data from Plus in Matlab.