MIPG is one of the oldest and longest active research groups in the world engaged in research on the processing, visualization, and analysis of medical images and the medical and clinical applications of these computerized methods. It was formed in the Department of Computer Science, (then) State University of New York, Buffalo, in 1976 by Gabor Herman. Udupa joined the group in 1978. The whole group moved to University of Pennsylvania, its current home, in 1981. Udupa was appointed its director in 1991.
"What is CAVASS?
• A major modification of 3DVIEWNIX.
• A portable, platform independent software system.
• Parallel implementation of most compute intensive algorithms on a COW (Cluster of Workstations).
• Easy interface to other systems such as ITK, Matlab, CAD/CAM, and statistical packages.
• A variety of commonly used image processing, visualization, image analysis, and object manipulation tools.
• Stereoscopic interface."