We added a completely new module that makes vessel (or airway or any other tree structure) centerline extraction much faster, flexible, and robust. It can quickly extract a network, determine branch endpoints automatically, allows editing of endpoints, computing centerlines, branches, and quantitative metrics (radius, curvature, torsion, etc). The new “Extract Centerline” module is available in SlicerVMTK extension for latest Slicer-4.11 release (it replaces the old “Centerline Computation” module).
Video demonstrating vessel segmentation, centerline extraction, centerline curve editing, curved planar reformatting (straightening), branch extraction and quantification:
The video uses these modules:
- SlicerVMTK extension (for “Extract Centerline” module)
- SegmentEditorExtraEffects extension (for “Local threshold” Segment Editor effect)
- Sandbox extension (for “Curved Planar Reformat” module)