Who is OpenPATh?
OpenPATh is an open collaboration intiative between Universite catholique de Louvain (UCL), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL) and Ion Beam Applications SA (IBA) to enable, support and promote open-source software in proton therapy.
Is OpenPATh a software?
OpenPATh is not a software, it is an initiative that supports open-source software in proton therapy by discovering, creating, interfacing and promoting projects for the benefit of the proton therapy community.
What does OpenPATh actually generate?
OpenPATh is a facilitator that supports generating research software application prototypes for the proton therapy community.
What is the difference between OpenPATh and OpenREGGUI?
OpenREGGUI is a Matlab-based image processing and proton physics software that can be interfaced with other, independent, software modules to achieve a more complex application that serves research purposes. OpenPATh creates/identifies and supports these applications based on open-source software for the benefit of the proton therapy community.
How can OpenPATh help me?
OpenPATh gathers together open-source software modules that can be used for research in proton therapy. Furthermore it interfaces these modules to create application prototypes to aid clinical research. As a researcher or a physicist, one needs to look no more for the right tools to perform one's work, OpenPATh indentifies them all in one place.
How can I contribute to OpenPATh?
Contributions to OpenPATh can come in different ways. Be it global ideas on what software tools the proton therapy community needs, releasing relevant code for PT in open-source or software integration contributions, it is all welcome. OpenPATh accepts new collaborators upon steering committee aproval.
What is the difference between OpenPATh and Captain?
Captain is a workflow manager and web interface platform to glue together and ease the use of various existing open-source projects, that linked together create complex applications. OpenPATh creates/identifies and supports these applications based on open-source software for the benefit of the proton therapy community.