MITO - Medical imaging toolkit

The "MITO - Medical Imaging TOolkit" project coagulates a number of activities aimed at defining and implementing an open-source, cross-platform software architecture for advanced Medical Imaging.

MITO allows users to fetch radiological information and images stored in a PACS according to the DICOM format, and provides the final user with basic functionalities such as 2D-3D visualization (VR, SR, MIP), image segmentation and fusion, ROI extraction. Moreover, MITO provides interaction techniques for touchless image and volume navigation in surgery.

MITO is an open source software released under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

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Work in progress


Kinect-based touchless image and volume navigation in surgery with MITO

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Touchless image navigation Touchless volume visualization 

Selected publications

  • L. Gallo, "Hand shape classification using depth data for unconstrained 3D interaction", Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 93-105, 2014. doi:10.3233/AIS-130239
  • L. Gallo, "A study on the degrees of freedom in touchless interaction", in SIGGRAPH Asia 2013 Technical Briefs (SA '13), ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 28. doi:10.1145/2542355.2542390
  • L. Gallo, A.P. Placitelli and G. De Pietro, "A Kinect NUI for 3D Medical Visualization", in CHALEARN Gesture Demonstration Competition, in conjunction with the 21st International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2012) (Tsukuba, Japan), 2012. Available online at: Second Place Award.
  • L. Gallo, and A.P. Placitelli, "View-independent Hand Posture Recognition from Single Depth Images using PCA and Flusser moments", in Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Signal Image Technology & Internet Based Systems, SITIS ’12, (Los Alamitos, CA, USA), pp. 898-904, IEEE Computer Society, 2012. doi:10.1109/SITIS.2012.133
  • L. Gallo, A. P. Placitelli, and M. Ciampi, “Controller-free exploration of medical image data: experiencing the Kinect”, in Proceedings of the 24th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, CBMS 2011, (Los Alamitos, CA, USA), pp. 1–6, IEEE Press, 2011. doi:10.1109/CBMS.2011.5999138
  • L. Gallo, A. Minutolo, and G. De Pietro, “A user interface for VR-ready 3D medical imaging by off-the-shelf input devices”,Computers in Biology and Medicine, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 350–358, 2010. doi:10.1016/j.compbiomed.2010.01.006
  • M. Ciampi, "Medical Image Fusion for Color Visualization via 3D RDWT", in ITAB 2010: Proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Conference on Information Technology and Applications in Biomedicine, pp. 1-6, IEEE Press, 2010, ISBN: 978-1-4244-6559-0, DOI: 10.1109/ITAB.2010.5687754
  • L. Gallo, G. De Pietro, and I. Marra, “3D interaction with volumetric medical data: experiencing the Wiimote”, in Ambi-Sys '08: Proceedings of the 1st international conference on Ambient Media and Systems, (Brussels, Belgium), pp. 1-6, ICST, 2008. doi:10.1145/1363163.1363177
  • L. Gallo, G. De Pietro, A. Coronato, and I. Marra, “Toward a natural interface to virtual medical imaging environments”, in AVI '08: Proceedings of the working conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces, (New York, NY, USA), pp. 429-432, ACM Press, 2008. doi:10.1145/1385569.1385651
  • L. Gallo, G. De Pietro, and I. Marra, “User-friendly inspection of medical image data volumes in virtual environments”, in CISIS 2008: Proceedings of the International Conference on Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems, (Los Alamitos, CA, USA), pp. 749-754, IEEE Computer Society, 2008. doi:10.1109/CISIS.2008.33
  • L. Gallo and G. De Pietro, “Input devices and interaction techniques for VR-enhanced medicine”, in Multimedia Techniques for Device and Ambient Intelligence (E. Damiani and J. Jeong, eds.), pp. 115-134, Springer US, 2009. doi:10.1007/978-0-387-88777-7_5
  • G. De Pietro, L. Gallo, I. Marra, and C. Vanzanella, “A new approach for handling 3D medical data in an immersive environment”, in VECIMS 2007: Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Virtual Environments, Human-Computer Interfaces and Measurement Systems, (Los Alamitos, CA, USA), pp. 63-66, IEEE Computer Society, 2007. doi:10.1109/VECIMS.2007.4373929
  • B. Alfano, M. Ciampi, and G. De Pietro, "A Wavelet-Based Algorithm for Multimodal Medical Image Fusion", in SAMT 2007: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Semantic and Digital Media Technologies, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 4816, pp. 117-120, 2007, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, ISSN (Print): 0302-9743, ISSN (Online): 1611-3349, ISBN: 978-3-540-77033-6, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-77051-0_13