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ImageToShape

ImageToShape is an application that creates a shape file that encodes the intensity data of a planar slice of a volume image.

Features

  • <p>The application allows the user to choose the slice plane.</p>
  • <p>The application supports output to either Ucf or Dx.</p>

Description

ImageToShape is an application that creates a shape file that encodes the intensity data of a planar slice of a volume image. This is meant to aid in the visualization of planar contours that are derived from volume images.

Usage

System Requirements

  • OS: any
  • Processor: any
  • Memory: Data-dependent
  • Other: Java 1.5 (or higher) runtime environment

Installation

Compliation

Portable java executable make compilation unnecessary.

Installation InstructionsCopy java executable 'jar' file to local disk.

Purpose

ImageToShape takes as input: a volume image (*.img), an output filename, and a specification of the image slice to sample. ImageJ is used for operations involving volumes.

The volume image will be sampled at a specific slice orthogonal to either the 'xy', 'yz', or 'xz' planes. The user specifies the slice by one of the mentioned strings and the index of the slice along the orthogonal axis.

The resulting shape is then written to a shape file in the format specified by the user. The color attribute of the resulting shape will be the image intensity of the volume at the specified slice.