The Reconstruction ToolKit (RTK)

November 23, 2016 (1 day long)

This free training is organised by CREATIS and will take place in their offices in Villeurbanne. 

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.

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