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Download elastix

On this page you can download elastix via periodic releases or from version control.

How to cite elastix

If you use this software anywhere we would appreciate if you cite the following articles:

S. Klein, M. Staring, K. Murphy, M.A. Viergever and J.P.W. Pluim, "elastix: a toolbox for intensity based medical image registration," IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 196 - 205, January 2010. download doi
D.P. Shamonin, E.E. Bron, B.P.F. Lelieveldt, M. Smits, S. Klein and M. Staring, "Fast Parallel Image Registration on CPU and GPU for Diagnostic Classification of Alzheimer's Disease", Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, vol. 7, no. 50, pp. 1-15, January 2014. download doi

Many of the elastix components were published in scientific journals. You can find the appropiate citation at the wiki.

Stable releases


Select which version of elastix you want to download:

elastix version 5.0.1 was released 05-10-2020.

The binaries can be downloaded via GitHub.


Steve M. Robbins provides a number of Debian packages, both 32bit and 64bit: click here.

The binaries are zipped and can be unzipped with "tar -xjf <archive>" (Linux) or using WinZip in Windows. The windows binaries may require the Visual Studio redistributable package, which can be downloaded via the Microsoft website; See also the FAQ.

By downloading elastix you accept the conditions written here.

GitHub repository

You can also directly checkout the elastix source code at GitHub.

Note that the develop branch in the repository gives access to the latest development and may therefore be unstable. The master branch points to the latest (bugfix) release.

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