InVesalius is a free and open source 3D medical imaging reconstruction software for Linux, Windows and MacOS. This advanced tool facilitates the creation of 3D reconstructions from a series of 2D DICOM files, typically obtained through CT or MRI equipment.
Key features of InVesalius include comprehensive DICOM support, encompassing ACR-NEMA versions 1 and 2, as well as DICOM version 3.0, which incorporates various encodings such as JPEG (both lossless and lossy) and RLE. The software also boasts a range of image manipulation functionalities, allowing users to zoom, pan, rotate, and adjust brightness/contrast seamlessly.
For segmentation, InVesalius offers versatile tools based on 2D slices, including pre-defined threshold ranges tailored to specific tissues of interest, segmentation based on watershed, region-growing segmentation, and editable tools akin to a Paint Brush. It also features semi-automatic segmentation utilizing watershed techniques.
Some other useful features are 3D surface creation, connectivity tools for 3D surfaces, and export options including binary STL, OBJ, VRML, and Inventor formats. You can also export in BMP, TIFF, JPG, PostScript, POV-Ray.
How to Install InVesalius on Ubuntu
To install InVesalius on your system, in the terminal (ctrl+alt+t) run below InVesalius flatpak install command.
flatpak install flathub br.gov.cti.invesalius
And open InVesalius using below command.
flatpak run br.gov.cti.invesalius
Note: If you don’t already have flatpak and flathub installed,then install them on your system using the commands provided below. After the installation, restart your system.
sudo apt install flatpak
flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
And uninstall InVesalius using below commands, if you don’t like it.
flatpak uninstall br.gov.cti.invesalius
sudo flatpak uninstall br.gov.cti.invesalius