New software lets you compare healthy and mutant embryos side by side to phenotype faster. @MRCHarwell @IMPC https://t.co/FNWoKILUaJ pic.twitter.com/yWVzzeEWSG— The MRC (@The_MRC) November 4, 2016
I recognise XTK when I see it (then I check the HTML source just to be sure): medical imaging is a small world, and it happens that this project has been developed by the Boston Children's Hospital, which has one of the few groups working with high-resolution imaging of the fetal brain through MRI, a topic at the heart of my PhD. The XTK website has quite a few demos, but this is the first time I see a real life application. An MSc project at Imperial College, carried out by David Basalla two years ago, consisted in building an image viewer with XTK, but it stayed yet another demo.
Kitware, the company behind ITK and VTK, is coming to the browser too, with ParaviewWeb and vtk.js. Mayavi, a Python library built on top of VTK, uses x3d to embed 3D visualisations in the Jupyter notebook, as I showed in my previous blog post.