Devices for the measurement of signals use different data formats to store the data on disk. libRASCH provides a common application programming interface to access such signals, regardless of which storage format is used. Additionally, it provides support for processing (e.g. detects beats in an ECG) and viewing the signals. This functionality and the access to the various file formats is realized with plugins.
GATE is a software package dedicated to numerical simulations in medical imaging and radiotherapy. It supports simulations of Emission Tomography (Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT)), Computed Tomography (CT), and Radiotherapy experiments. It makes it easy to use existing Monte Carlo simulation packages according to the requirements of a simulation. It allows accurate description of time-dependent phenomena such as source or detector movement and source decay kinetics. It includes well-validated physics models, geometry modeling tools accommodating complex scanner geometries, models for detector electronic response, and efficient visualization utilities. Modelling of CT scans and calculation of dose can also be performed.
Clarrhmos is a description language and simulator for myocardial structure and electrophysiology. Input to the program is a model file specifying types of cells, action potential shape, refractory period, 3D placement of the cells, relation of parameters to other functions, pacing, electrode placement. Output is a file describing depolarisation and repolarisation of the myocardium and electrograms. A graphic tool for interactive inspection of the output file is also included.
The Medical Imaging Interaction Toolkit (MITK) is a C++ class library which aims at supporting the development of leading-edge medical imaging software with a high degree of interaction. It includes a QT-based demo application showing level set segmentation, volumetry, and a step-by-step tutorial. It combines VTK, ITK, and the pic-based-libraries of the Div. Medical and Biological Informatics of the DKFZ, and adds those features that are most important for developing interactive medical imaging software covered neither by VTK nor ITK.