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Python interface for OpenIGTLink

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Python implementation of OpenIGTLink, a lightweight real-time data transfer protocol developed for image-guided therapy applications (surgical navigation, image-guided surgery, ultrasound-guided interventions, etc.).

Tested with 3D Slicer, SlicerIGT and PLUS Toolkit.

Supports latest OpenIGTLink protocol (version 3) and message types: IMAGE, TRANSFORM, STRING, POINT.


Using pip:

pip install pyigtl


Wait until a message is received from a device named ToolToReference and print the message content:

import pyigtl
client = pyigtl.OpenIGTLinkClient("", 18944)
message = client.wait_for_message("ToolToReference", timeout=5)

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