The Reconstruction ToolKit (RTK)

with Simon Rit & Cyril Mory in Lyon, France

November 18, 2015 (1 day long)

The Reconstruction Toolkit (RTK) is an open-source and cross-platform
software for fast circular cone-beam CT reconstruction based on the
Insight Toolkit (ITK). This training covers the basics of RTK for both
users and developers.


  1. Understand RTK's main features

  2. Discover RTK software for each step of a cone-beam CT reconstruction

  3. Experiment with the command-line tools on simulated and real data

  4. Understand RTK's architecture, learn where to find what you are looking for in the code

  5. Modify an existing reconstruction filter and write a new application


  1. Basics of ITK

  2. Basics of CMake

  3. Basics of C/C++

  4. Basics of cone beam computed tomography


* Introduction:
- Brief history of RTK
- The RTK consortium and RTK developers
- Purpose of RTK
- Important features

* Existing software:
- Geometry
- Pre-processing of projection data
- Filtered backprojection reconstruction
- Iterative reconstruction
- 4D reconstruction

* Software architecture
- Principles
- Filters, applications, tests... where to find them ?
- CUDA code for GPGPU
- Example: the SART application

* Development tools
- Doxygen documentation: comments, graphs, equations
- Command line arguments with GenGetOpt

* Hands on developing with RTK
- Write your own RTK filter
- Write your own RTK application

This training course will be taught in English.
Course notes are also in English.
Participants are asked to bring a laptop computer for this training session.
The instructor will communicate all the specifications required to each participants before the training session.

Lunch is included.

All Kitware training courses can be customized and held at Kitware's training centers (In the EU: Lyon, France; or in the US: Clifton Park, New York; Carrboro, North Carolina; Santa Fe, New Mexico) or at your own site (quotation).

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* VAT excluded.
A 10% discount (540 € VAT excluded) is applied for students.

Practical information

November 18, 2015

Current price: 600 €*

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About the instructor

* Simon Rit received his PhD from the Lumière University (Lyon, France) in 2007 on respiratory motion correction in cone-beam CT for image-guided radiotherapy. His 2-year postdoctoral fellowship on the same topic at the Netherlands Cancer Institute (Amsterdam) led to the clinical use of motion-compensated cone-beam CT. Since 2010, he is a CNRS research associate at CREATIS (CNRS 5220, INSERM U1044, INSA Lyon, Université de Lyon) and the Léon Bérard cancer center.

* Cyril Mory received his PhD from the Claude Bernard University (Lyon, France) in 2014 on Cardiac C-arm Computed Tomography, and has been a post-doc at the Université Catholique de Louvain since then. He mainly works on developing and implementing iterative reconstruction methods for dynamic cone beam tomography.

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