Designed especially for neurobiologists, FluoRender is an interactive tool for multi-channel fluorescence microscopy data visualization and analysis.
Deep brain stimulation
BrainStimulator is a set of networks that are used in SCIRun to perform simulations of brain stimulation such as transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and magnetic transcranial stimulation (TMS).
Developing software tools for science has always been a central vision of the SCI Institute.


marroucheCIBC collaborator Dr. Nassir Marrouche is profiled in the Spring 2011 issue of the Continuum.

Creating Good CARMA: Cardiologist Nassir Marrouche Knows Matters of the Heart
fluorender-2-7We are happy to announce the 2.7 release of FluoRender. There are some exciting improvements in this version, including a rewritten rendering core, which improves the overall quality and performance of FluoRender. FluoRender can render more fine details, especially in the low signal intensity regions. It renders both volumes and mesh data faster, especially at higher zoom. And parameter adjusting feels smoother. For details, check the release notes and download FluoRender at

rob-nassirDr. Robert MacLeod and Dr. Nassir F. Marrouche are interviewed on their atrial fibrillation research in the Fall 2010 issue of Pictures of the Future. See: "A Strike Against Stroke"
visus-newsViSUS software has received a great deal of news recently due to it's ability to quickly generate small preview images from very large images.

iv3d-mobile-2-0ImageVis3D developers are pleased to announce the release of ImageVis3D Mobile Universal 2.0.

It is available from the Apple iTunes App Store.
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September 20, 2010 -- University of Utah faculty develop a wealth of software, and they now have a resource that will help them organize, refine and make it more commercially viable. That resource is the Software Development Center, which will open its doors this month in a newly remodeled space in the Technology Commercialization Office located at 615 Arapeen Drive in Research Park. The Software Development Center is a joint effort between the University of Utah's Technology Commercialization Office (TCO), which manages all intellectual property on campus, and the Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute.

vis-openhouseSCI will host an open house for Vis Week conference attendees October 28th from 6:30 pm to 9:00pm. Busses will be available to transport guests from the conference to the SCI Institute. Boarding will begin at 6:15pm and will run continuously with the last bus leaving SCI at about 8:45 or 9:00.
fluorender-nikonSCI collaborator Hideo Otsuna, won 2nd place in Nikon's Small World photomicrography competition 2010 for his image of a 5-day old zebrafish rendered with FluoRender. Nikon Small World is regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope. For over 30 years, Nikon has rewarded the world's best photomicrographers who make critically important scientific contributions to life sciences, bio-research and materials science. The prize for Hideo as the winner of the 2nd place is $2000 toward the purchase of Nikon equipment.
manifoldCongratulations to Samuel Gerber, Tolga Tasdizen, P. Thomas Fletcher, Sarang Joshi, Ross Whitaker whose paper received the MICCAI 2010 Best of the Journal Issue Award, which selects the best paper among the top conference papers appearing in a special issue of the Journal of Medical Image Analysis (citation below). The MICCAI conferences hosts several hundred papers with an acceptance rate of below 30%, so it is quite an honor.

fluorender-2-6The FluoRender development team is pleased to announce the release of FluoRender 2.6. The new version has a number of new features. For details and downloads see the FluoRender Documentation page.
hansen-coeSCI faculty Chuck Hansen's career in visualization is prominently featured in the 2010 College of Engineering Research Report.

See: Scientific Visualization: Analyzing and Understanding Complex Data (pdf).