Welcome to MICE Toolkit!


These pages will eventually contain all documentation for MICE Toolkit and will be updated regularly. Please check back soon for more information.

MICE Toolkit (Medical Interactive Creative Environment) is a graphical programming user interface that is user friendly while still highly flexible. Complex image analysis processes can be constructed rapidly, and users can easily share workflows with the community in a standardized way, which makes it an ideal platform for research. The aim is to make advanced and complex image processing and analysis available to all professionals, including medical fields such as radiotherapy, radiology and pathology. MICE Toolkit provides advanced tools for complex processing and analysis which will simplify the work process and make it far less time consuming to generate results suited to the users particular needs – be it further analysis or formal presentation of your research.

Downloading

The latest stable release of MICE Toolkit is version 1.1.3, you can download it here:

Download Stable v1.1.3

Installing

Install the software by running the downloaded .exe file. The installation requires approximately 1.5GB of free space.

License

To run the software a license is needed. If you don't have a license you can register for a lite license HERE.

In order to use all features you need a premium license. You can order one HERE.

The license is verified against a license server when you run the software. If you have a premium license you need an internet connection to get access to all of the features in your license.

Virtual Machines

You can use a lite license on a virtual machine, however the premium license can only be run on physical machines. If you need to use your premium license on a virtual machine, please contact us.

Remote Desktop

If you want to run MICE Toolkit via windows built in remote desktop (RDP) you need to start MICE Toolkit locally on the machine before you connect. This is due to the way windows handle graphics in the remote desktop software. Other remote desktop software like VNC seems to work fine.

Hardware Requirements

OS

We recommend using Windows 10 but it will run on Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 as well.

CPU

MICE Toolkit uses the CPU with multiple threads for most of the processing so a fast multi core CPU is preferred.

Memory

Image analysis is memory intense! We recommend at least 8GB of RAM for most applications.

Graphics

MICE Toolkit uses VTK to visualize images, so before deciding on a graphics card please read the following statement taken from the VTK/FAQ:

Modern graphics cards that supports OpenGL 2.1 or better typically provide all the functionality that VTK needs. However, there is good deal of variability in results across OS platform and vendor's OpenGL implementation. NVidia cards and drivers work the best. Intel HD integrated graphics and ATI Radeon HD devices and drivers are known to have a few issues. Mesa3D OpenGL although claiming support for a wide range of devices is highly unstable and the overall buggy-ness of their implementation changes daily and by renderer. Mesa's llvmpipe drivers are expected to generally work well.

Our experience tells us that cards from NVidia are the most compatible.

Disk Space

The installation requires approximately 1.5GB of free space.