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Introduction and Installation


What is medInria?

medInria is a platform for the diffusion of research software in medical imaging created by Inria teams (Asclepios, Athena, Parietal and Visages). Its goal is to provide research users with an easy user interface to the state-of-the-art algorithms together with a rich visualization of medical images. 


What can be done with medInria?

medInria can be used for a wide variety of tasks. It provides as of version 2.0.1 six main feature categories (what we call "configurations") including:

    • Database management and file import: DICOM read, PACS interrogation, various file formats handling, etc.
    • Visualization: 2D to 4D image visualization, tensor, surfaces visualization in a drag-drop and tabs interface
    • Diffusion images processing: from tensor estimation to tractography, including the visualization of tensor fields and bundling of fiber tracts
    • Segmentation of images: manual intractive paint tool for image segmentation
    • Registration of images: register images utilizing either linear or non-linear transformations
    • Filtering of images: Apply basic or advanced filters to an image (from some ITK-based basic filters to more advanced denoising algorithms)


What are plugins?

medInria is based on Qt for the interface and DTK for its internal architecture. Its functionalities are brought as plugins to the medInria core. As an example, an algorithm for filtering images or a diffusion tractography algorithm will be loaded each from a plugin library. The software loads all these libraries at runtime and includes their functionalities in the main configurations.

This means that everyone can access medInria's visualization capabilities, its database, and many other features, and use them in their own plugins.


Requirements and Installation Instructions 

medInria may be downloaded right on this website on the Downloads page. It is currently available for the usual three main platforms: Windows, MacOS, and Linux.



medInria is available for Mac OS Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8) and Mavericks (10.9). To install it, follow these simple steps:
  • Download the dmg file from the downloads page, and double-click on it to open its contents.

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    • Drag and drop the medInria executable onto the Applications link.
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    • You're done, you can start playing with medInria.



medInria is available on Linux as a Zip archive, which should work on any modern distribution.
Please refer to the downloads page for installation instructions.



medInria is available for Windows XP, Vista and 7, it can be dowloaded from the downloads page.


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