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MIPAV API Documentation

Application Programming Interface JavaDoc The API JavaDoc is publicly available for the benefit of developers who are coding against MIPAV public methods, such as those who are interested in generating home-grown plug-ins. This page contains the complete JavaDoc output of publicly available methods and classes.

Documentation for download:

  • There is a tar.gz formatted version of the API available.
  • There is a zip-formatted version of the API available.

MIPAV Dev Listserv

In addition to main MIPAV ListServ, we also have a MIPAV-DEV ListServ for the developers of MIPAV plugins. It is a forum to ask questions about the MIPAV API and MIPAV plugin development. We also send out announcments of upcoming releases of MIPAV approximately a week prior to their completion to allow plugin developers to ensure compatibility with the Nightly build.

MIPAV XML based Formats

In an attempt to circumvent the varying and often confusing medical-image formats, the MIPAV group has introduced its own medical image format. Furthermore, so often have we been frustrated in our efforts to decode the image information because it is binary formatted data, the image header information for the MIPAV XML format image is kept in Web Consortium's XML format. The MIPAV format is both open and extendable, allowing imaging software to add tags and perform key functions based on extended tag information.

Image Schema Definition Image Schema
The above schema describes MIPAV's unique image file format.


Surface Schema Definition Surface Schema
MIPAV also has a custom XML format for saving surface meshes.


VOI Schema Definition VOI Schema
VOI contours can also be saved in a custom XML format from within MIPAV.

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This page last reviewed: June 2, 2010
U.S. National Institutes of Health