The Gadgetron is an open source framework for medical image reconstruction. It has been developed at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA and at the Department of Computer Science and Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University, Denmark. It is made freely available to the medical image reconstruction community.

A scientific paper on the Gadgetron has been published in Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (MRM). If you use the Gadgetron in a scientific publication, please cite:

Hansen MS, Sørensen TS. Gadgetron: An Open Source Framework for Medical Image Reconstruction. Magn Reson Med. 2013 Jun;69(6):1768-76.

Example demonstrations of the framework can be found on our demo page.
The main portal for access to source code, documentation, discussion groups, etc. is the website:
Source code can be found at:
You can also checkout the code from the git archive with:

git clone git://

If you are checking out the development branch (to be up-to-date with the developers), additionaly run the command:

git checkout development

Questions or comments?

The preferred method is using the Gadgetron discussion board (see link above). This way we may also help other users with a similar question. If for some reason the discussion board is unsuitable, please contact the authors directly:
Michael Schacht Hansen
Thomas Sangild Sørensen
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