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Training platform for
image-guided interventions

  1. Extends 3D Slicer
  2. Configurable
  3. Open-source

Builds on a dynamic platform

PerkTutor is an extension of 3D Slicer, a free, open source software for visualization and image analysis. PerkTutor can be installed from the 3D Slicer Extension Manager on Windows, Mac, and Linux to use all the advanced features of 3D Slicer for intervention training.

Flexible training framework

Modules of the PerkTutor extension are designed so you can teach and learn interventions without programming. PerkTutor offers the flexibilty to support many different needle-based interventions, including spinal, prostate, and central line applications.

PerkTutor is open research

Our development and research work is public, including source code, data, experiment protocols, manuals, etc. PerkTutor is distributed under BSD license allowing academic and commercial use without any restrictions.

PerkTutor Recent Updates

October 01, 2015

Calculation of metrics in real-time has been added to the PerkTutor. This allows users to track motion efficiency measures, such as total path length, or procedure completeness measures, such as percentage of targets hit, while the procedure is being performed.

January 15, 2015

Transform and anatomy roles have been added to the PerkTutor. This allows users to define metrics which are specific to anatomy, such as tissue or target points, and specific to tools, such as needles or ultrasound probes.

December 11, 2013

User-configurable metrics have been added to the PerkTutor. This allows users to define their own evaluation metrics using Python scripts. See User-Configurable Metrics for details.