Slicer 5.6.2: Summary, Highlights, and Changelog

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Slicer 5.6.2 is a patch release published in April 2024, 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 releases, please also refer to the Slicer 5.6 and Slicer 5.6.1 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).



  • Fix unrelated matrix elements overwritten in transform editor (PR-7681)
  • Improve surface smoothing accuracy in segmentations (PR-7682)


  • Update VTK backporting SlicerVirtualReality extension specific changes (PR-7677)


  • Add example script for resampling segmentation to higher resolution (PR-7606)
  • Clarify when local build is needed for extension development (PR-7678)
  • Refine Language in (PR-7680)


  • Fix macOS extension packaging updating VTK9 python modules fixup rules (PR-7679)
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