The goal of OpenIGTLink is to provide a standardized mechanism to connect software/hardware through the network for image-guided therapy (IGT) applications. The features of OpenIGTLink include:
- Open: OpenIGTLink specifications are open and can be used for any applications, including commercial products, free of charge.
- Simple: Developers can easily adapt their own software/hardware to OpenIGTLink specifications.
- Platform independent: OpenIGTLink supports a wide range of devices from embedded system to high performance computers.
- Ready-to-use: OpenIGTLink is supported in NA-MIC's medical image processing and visualization platform 3D Slicer.