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Here is a collection of open projects to help fighting the current COVID-19 situation. List of respiratory open hardware projects: https://sites.google.com/view/coronavirus-openkit/open-hardware List of online activities to co-create solutions: https://sites.google.com/view/coronavirus-openkit/hackathons
Software application and development platform for medical image visualization, analysis, quantification, segmentation, and registration. Supports all imaging modalities, wide range of data types (surface and volumetric meshes, textured surface scans, spectrum data, points, lines, curves, tables, etc.),…
This GPA originated from a collaboration with Jason Stockmann (MGH Harvard). The device can drive up to 4 channels with max 10 A. It is controlled via a single SPI galvanically isolated connection that is also used to read information from the current sensors. Sample code for an Arduino is given that…
Recently the open hardware observatory (OHO) was launched. OHO is a search engine for sustainable open hardware, open design and maker projects crawling the web and making its open contents searchable for you. Start searching and build a better tomorrow.
The hMRI-toolbox is an easy-to-use open-source and flexible tool, for qMRI data handling and processing. It allows the estimation of high-quality multi-parameter qMRI maps (longitudinal and effective transverse relaxation rates R1 and R2*, proton density PD and magnetisation transfer MT saturation),…
Open access publishing, open data, and open source software are becoming the norm in academia. Is open hardware next? The University of Bath Open Source Hardware Group invites you to a 3-day incubator to explore the challenges faced when making open hardware, and work together to propose solutions.
The open source movement continues spreading and arrives at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Standards Association. In case you are not familiar with IEEE, it is the world’s largest professional association advancing technology for humanity. In the words of Joshua…
QMRITools is written in Mathematica using Wolfram Workbench and Eclipse and contains a collection of tools and functions for processing quantitative MRI data.
An efficient and versatile numerical MRI simulator with GPU parallel acceleration
After a productive brainstorming and hacking session at the MRathon (hackathon for MR professionals) in Montreal, Canada, we finally launched our Wiki!
Now its up to you, the community to contribute to the wiki and create an open source knowledge base around MR research and development. Open…
Segment axon and myelin from microscopy data, extract statistics and compare histology with MRI
Here is a new random disks packing algorithm for numerical simulation of the white matter (axons, myelin sheaths and extra axonal space).
The integrated models can be used for the study of Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) and thermal analysis in radio-frequency(RF) exposure. The following methodology has the potential to be applied on any patient-based whole-body breast models.
On 17th of April we started our kick-off meeting on a DIN SPEC standard and guideline on Open Source Hardware. The consortium consist of many international experts developing, researching and selling open source hardware and open source software. The final documents, consisting of a standard and guideline,…
The ISMRM Reproducible Research Study Group would like to find out what the ISMRM Membership thinks about problems related to reproducibility – and what the study group might be able to do to improve things.
The Questionnaire has 5 sections – and should only take around 5-10 mins to complete…
The ISMRM study group for reproducible research just launched the 2019 reproduce a seminal paper initiative. The goal of this initiative is to select seminal papers from the field of magnetic resonance, and ask the community to reproduce the core findings/algorithms/implementations from these papers.
Time for a hackathon to promote reproducibility, collaboration, and standards through open source practices in magnetic resonance. The MR Hackathon (MRathon) that we are co-organizing is scheduled for May 9-10 2019 at the Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Montreal, Canada. Right before the annual meeting…
The spectrometer or software defined radio is capable of producing arbitrary shaped RF-pulses, un-/blanking the RFPA, recording acquired data and controlling a rotating
gradient field. Pulse length, amplitude, readout-length and –delay can be chosen freely.
The RFPA successfully amplied…
Happy old year! We are happy to announce that we acquired a first image in October this year with our open source Desktop MR system. We packed our magnet into the car in Berlin, drove down some 800km to LUMC in Leiden Netherlands, did a bit of magic and voila. This is a great success and it was a…
An interesting call for proposals (organized by Miki Lustig, Larry Wald and Tony Stoecker) has been launched that addresses open source software developers of sequence design, simulation and image reconstruction software to present and demonstrate their tools at the ISMRM 2019 in Montreal, Canada.…
Any good ideas to meet three important MR challenges from Africa, India and South America? We are happy to announce that the call for ideas is open and the best ideas will be presented at the ISMRM 2019 in Monreal, Canada. Moreover you will get a chance to work in teams to realize your ideas. You…
This modular system provides bias tees for first stage RF preamplifiers, second stage amplification, and programmable attenuation for use in MR scanners and other RF signal applications (at least up to several hundred MHz). Accommodates 32 channels and can be extended by daisy-chaining additional…
OCRA stands for Open-source Console for Real-time Acquisition. It is a low-cost, open-source console (hardware controller) for MRI. Conventional MRI consoles may be high cost, closed-source, and inflexible, in that it is not possible to change acquisition parameters once the scan is started. In contrast,…
Dear Open-Source friends, here are the latest news around the Open Source Imaging Initiative (OSI²), a collaborative effort towards open source research and the development of an open source MRI. Updates include Paris the city of love and open source, open source standards/hardware for RF coil developers…
A high‐performance Tx/Rx switch design is presented that supports high peak and high average power applications such as MR imaging, RF heating or thermal MR.
After presenting (Lionel Broche, University of Aberdeen, Scotland) at the European Network on NMR Relaxometry (EURELAX) in Olsztyn Poland earlier this year we are heading next to Hawaii for the 25th annual meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM 2017). Our abstracts…
Talk to us! After an initial testing phase we are ready to communicate over Slack. Do you want to discuss, share ideas, participate, criticize, inspire, motivate and basically shape the future of Open Source Imaging?
Then follow the instructions here: http://www.opensourceimaging.org/slack/…
With the year 2016 ending we would like to say thank you to all of you for your tremendous support! This was the year of birth of opensourceimaging.org and the start of the open source imaging initiative. It was a lot of fun watching our initiative grow and develop.
A short update on the latest…
A petition has been started by Michael Hansen (NIH, Bethesda, US) and others working on Open Source Software in the MR community to create an ISMRM study group on reproducible research. We talked to Michael and once the study group is formed Open Source Hardware will be included as well. So please…
We have already 15 projects uploaded!
What can you do with the last five uploads? Well, e.g. you can reconstruct your images using BART or Gagdetron, convert them to the open data format ISMRMRD in order to share your data with your collaborators, who can use the result for simple image registration…
OPENCORE NMR is an open-source toolkit for implementing an NMR spectrometer. This console has the size of a laptop computer, making it easy to transport. The cost of its parts is very low compared to the prize of commercial systems.
Gadgetron is an open source framework for medical image reconstruction. It consists of two main components: First, a modular, high performance framework for streaming data processing through a set of modules or “Gadgets”. Second, it provides a set of tool-boxes for common image reconstruction…
Flower pots that generate energy, polygon evolution, experiencing quantum mechanics in virtual reality and many more fun projects at the Science Hack Day Berlin. The idea of the Science Hack Day: Connecting the scientific and maker community for 24 hours and see what happens. Brilliant, just imagine…
Many crucial medical devices are beyond the reach of patients throughout the world. We believe that an open source approach to medical hardware design will engage communities of developers and produce simple, practical and innovative instruments. Local development, customized production and global…
The Berkeley Advanced Reconstruction Toolbox (BART) is a free and open-source image-reconstruction framework for Computational Magnetic Resonance Imaging. It consists of a programming library and a toolbox of command-line programs. The library provides common operations on multi-dimensional arrays,…
Our interview for MDC insights the online news platform of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC) got published. Many thanks to Russ Hodge for the interview and Martin Ballaschk for editing. Can we as a community globalize medical imaging?
Research in Europe is opening up. Based on a recent report of the Council of the European Union, all publicly funded research shall be freely available (open access) to the public from 2020 . Licensing models shall be promoted, such as creative commons for scientific publications and research data…
We are happy to announce that the 10th open source project has been added to the project section. Thanks to all contributors! We also added a search/filter function to the projects section (thanks Sergej) and the newsletter will be launched very soon, so subscribe to receive the fancy updates. Don’t…
PowerGrid is an accelerated, open source, freely available toolkit for iterative reconstruction supporting non-Cartesian trajectories. Using high level compiler directives, GPU accelerated Fourier transform operators were implemented in a high level syntax designed to correlate with the popular Image…
openEMS is a free and open electromagnetic field solver using the FDTD method. Matlab or Octave are used as an easy and flexible scripting interface.
Open Source framework for the development and hardware-independent execution of MR pulse sequences for imaging and spectroscopy. MRI sequences can be programmed in MATLAB and executed on real hardware.
gr-MRI is a software package using GNU Radio that enables the development of custom MRI spectrometers using off-the-shelf software-defined radios.
Low cost, open source, scalable, current feedback controlled coil driver circuit for matrix B0 shim coils and related applications.
We are happy to announce that Open Source Imaging has been identified as an “impressive change agent” by the Shuttleworth Foundation and awarded us with a Flash Grant. The Shuttleworth Foundation supports social innovators for an open knowledge society.
Thumbs up for the Shuttleworth…
Low cost, open source hardware platform for use in NMR relaxometry experiments. The platform is capable of a wide variety of relaxometry experiments comprising many magnet, coil, and sample combinations.
Happy Birthday Paul Lauterbur! As a birthday gift, we have launched OpenSourceImaging.org on 6th of May 2016. Few days later the open source imaging initiative (OSI²)  has been successfully presented at the 24th annual meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)…
A framework for simulating low-field proton-density weighted MRI acquisitions based on high-field acquisitions, which could be used to predict the minimum B0 field strength requirements for MRI techniques. This framework would be particularly useful in the evaluation of de-noising and constrained…
Kick-Off for the Open Source Imaging Initiative (OSI²) at the 24th annual meeting of the ISMRM in Singapore, the biggest MR technology related conference in the world. Our abstract has been accepted as part of “The MR Value Initiative”. Meet Lukas Winter at the electronic poster and learn more…
Open Source MRI sequence development and simulation environment
The Open Source Imaging Initiative (OSI²) represents a new approach to the development of medical imaging devices, aiming to make the health-care benefits of modern instruments accessible to many more people around the globe. The project will pool the knowledge and experience of many experts in open-source…
A prototype MATLAB open source software for the fast electromagnetic analysis of MRI systems.
COSI Measure is an open source multipurpose 3-axis robotic system that allows submillimeter movements for applications such as static/dynamic field mapping, CNC machinery or 3D printing.