The OpenIGTLINK is a commonly used communications standard that features in many image guided therapy applications. The standard facilitates the robust transmission and reception of medical data over a computer network. More information regarding the standard can be viewed on the OpenIGTLink homepage (http://openigtlink.org/).
CustusX (https://www.custusx.org/), 3DSlicer (https://www.slicer.org/) and MITK (http://mitk.org/wiki/MITK) are medical imaging toolkits that integrate the OpenIGTLink communication standard. In this work 3D Slicer was originally used to effectively visualise the position of the Anser system in a 3D environment. Full compatability with CustusX is the focus of current work.