MeVis Medical Solutions
 MeVisLab  History
ILAB1
ILAB1 with interactive, visual programming

ILAB1

The roots of MeVisLab reach back to the year 1993. For works on medical image processing at the CeVis Institute, the image processing library Image Vision Library (IL) by manufacturer Silicon Graphics (SGI) was used. The idea of being able to interactively connect the IL image processing algorithms led to the development of the ILAB1 software, offering an intutitive concept for loading, processing and visualizing medical image data.

APrIL
ILAB3 with APrIL for rapid prototyping

ILAB2 and ILAB3

In the subsequent versions ILAB2 and ILAB3, the 3D visualization library Open Inventor and the scripting language Tcl were integrated by researchers at the newly founded research institute MeVis. In addition, the proprietary scripting environment APrIL offered the possibility to implement medical software applications, for example the first version of the software HepaVision for liver surgery planning. Parts of the ILAB software were made available publicly for users of SGI workstations.

ILAB4
ILAB4 for complex medical applications based on module networks

ILAB4

With the start of VICORA in 2000, new requirements were defined based on the gathered experiences on software design, interfaces and portability. With a new structure and a consistent focus on flexibility, the next version ILAB4 offered extensive support for user interface design and scripting integration. IL was substituted by the platform-independent ML (MeVis Library) so that ILAB4 could be used on Windows systems.

MeVisLab
MeVisLab 1.0

MeVisLab 1.0

The next version in 2002 once again introduced a change in the internal software architecture and the migration to the application framework Qt by Trolltech (now Digia). The research and development platform, now under the name of MeVisLab and available for Windows and Linux, was published in 2004 with a dedicated website and is now used by research institutions and commercial companies all over the world.

For details on all MeVisLab releases, see the News.