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Welcome to elastix: a toolbox for rigid and nonrigid registration of images.

elastix is open source software, based on the well-known Insight Segmentation and Registration Toolkit (ITK). The software consists of a collection of algorithms that are commonly used to solve (medical) image registration problems. The modular design of elastix allows the user to quickly configure, test, and compare different registration methods for a specific application. A command-line interface enables automated processing of large numbers of data sets, by means of scripting. Nowadays elastix is accompanied by SimpleElastix, making it available in languages like C++, Python, Java, R, Ruby, C# and Lua. A Python interface is available via ITKElastix.


The authors of elastix are Stefan Klein and Marius Staring. Their contact information:

Stefan KleinMarius Staring
Erasmus Medical Center RotterdamLeiden University Medical Center
Biomedical Imaging Group RotterdamDivision of Image Processing
https://bigr.nl/member/stefan/ website

This software was initially developed at the Image Sciences Institute (ISI), under supervision of Josien P.W. Pluim, on funding granted by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). See the wiki and the git history for acknowledgments to the many contributors.

If you use this software anywhere we would appreciate if you cite the following articles:

S. Klein, M. Staring, K. Murphy, M.A. Viergever, J.P.W. Pluim, "elastix: a toolbox for intensity based medical image registration," IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 196 - 205, January 2010. download doi
D.P. Shamonin, E.E. Bron, B.P.F. Lelieveldt, M. Smits, S. Klein and M. Staring, "Fast Parallel Image Registration on CPU and GPU for Diagnostic Classification of Alzheimer's Disease", Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, vol. 7, no. 50, pp. 1-15, January 2014. download doi

Where to find the documentation

The documentation can be found on the GitHub wiki.

Google groups forum

You can subscribe to the elastix-imageregistration Google forum to stay informed about new developments of elastix, and to communicate with other users and the developers. You can participate via https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/elastix-imageregistration.

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