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ImageNetworkReader: an ITK Class for Loading Images Across a Network

Blezek, Daniel
Mayo Clinic
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Submitted by Daniel Blezek on 2008-11-24 21:42:54.

This document describes a new class for the Insight Toolkit~(ITK for reading images across a network. Network access is handled by CURL (, an Open Source library for client-side URL transfer. CURL supports the FTP, FTPS, HTTP, HTTPS, SCP, SFTP, TFTP, TELNET, DICT, LDAP, LDAPS and FILE protocols. This paper is accompanied with source code and a test to load a NRRD file across the network and verify that is is read properly.