Chest Imaging Platform (CIP)

SlicerCIP (Workstation)

Extension to the Slicer that integrates:

  • CIP functionality as a Toolkit exposing of the CLIs.
  • Slicer specific modules to provide user-friendly chest CT quantitative solutions.
  • Visualization of scale-space particles and labelmaps
  • Integrated workflows to end-to-end clinical evaluation.

Slicer is a free, open-source and multiplatform software application for medical imaging computing. We have developed the Chest Imaging Platform Slicer extension that contains the SlicerCIP tools and a customized build of CIP that supports them. 

SlicerCIP is a collection of interactive and visual tools called modules that are integrated in Slicer application. SlicerCIP has been conceived as a workstation for radiologist, but is also suitable for any kind of researchers working on lung, heart or vascular diseases. This modules can be installed in Slicer as bundle or individually.


3D Slicer with SlicerCIP integrated  (recommended)

3D Slicer most recent releases (4.10.2) (require to install the Chest_Imaging_Platform extension manually)



Lung Nodule Microenvironment Radiomics

Quantifying the nodule microenvironment with radiomics features. [tutorial]


Slicer is built in a very modular basis with the aim of easing the addition of new functionalities developed by the community. The SlicerCIP extension of Slicer is compound of four main blocks:

  • MRML Nodes: We have created a collection of customized MRML (Medical Reality Modeling Languaje) nodes to describe some of the objects that are represented in the modules.
  • Toolkit: (CLIs): We have developed a series of CLIs that encapsulates pipelines with advanced imaging functionalities. They can help both developers and clinicians to extract and analyze different lung phenotypes, and are mainly based on VTK, ITK and Teem libraries. All CLIs in the CIP library can be accesed under the Toolkit menu. 
  • Modules: Visual tools that can be used from within Slicer and with a Graphical User Interface integrated on it. All the modules can be accesed through the menu in Chest Imaging Platform/Modules. 
  • Clinical Workflows: The clinical workflows layer is currently under development. 


Here are some presentations about some of the modules of SlicerCIP (more tutorials coming soon):

Slicer (general introduction) Airway Inspector AV Ratio 
Body Composition Interactive Lobe segmentation Lung Lesion Analyzer 
MIP Viewer PAA Ratio Parenchyma Analysis 
Parenchyma Subtype TrainingTrachea Stent PlanningCalibration