Additional information on the software tools can be found on their respective webistes, including details on the specific open-source license for each toolkit.

Insight Toolkit

The Insight Toolkit (ITK) was developed by six principal organizations, three commercial (Kitware, GE Corporate R&D, and Insightful) and three academic (UNC Chapel Hill, University of Utah, and University of Pennsylvania). Additional team members include Harvard Brigham & Women's Hospital, the University of Pittsburgh, and Columbia University. Program management and funding for the project was provided, in part, by the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. NLM's funding was complemented by other NIH institutes.

The goals for the project include the following:

  • Establish a foundation for future, reproducible research.
  • Create a repository of fundamental algorithms.
  • Develop a platform for advanced product development.
  • Support commercial application of the technology.
  • Create conventions for future work.
  • Support education in scientific image analysis.
  • Grow a self-sustaining community of software users and developers.