Slicer 5.6.1: Summary, Highlights, and Changelog

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Slicer 5.6.1 is a patch release published in December 2023, aimed at addressing various issues reported by the community and providing bug fixes, enhancements, and improvements.

For more details and a comprehensive list of changes, enhancements, and highlights in the Slicer 5.6 release, please also refer to the Slicer 5.6 release notes.

Please note that Slicer continues to be a research package and is not intended for clinical use (clinical users must obtain the necessary ethics or regulatory approvals).



  • Disable pip version check (PR-7466)
  • Streamline Endoscopy UX by removing the “Use this curve” button (PR-7462)
  • Make Tables module translatable (PR-7459)


  • Restore maximization of view on a double-click event (PR-7463)
  • Fix loading of sequence nodes (PR-7469)
  • Fix vtkQtTranslator leak on quick exit (PR-7465)
  • Fix temporary folder containing special characters (PR-7460)
  • Workaround for Slicer hang on scipy.linalg import on Windows 11 (PR-7468)
  • Fix scripted loadable module importing wrapped classes (PR-7464)


  • Update VTK to fix vtkSMPToolsAPI static initialization order issue (PR-7467)


  • Update GitHub CI workflow to be release-specific (PR-7461)