OsiriX for Mac
Medical imaging equipment produces files that comply to the DICOM standard and to view the data you need an application that fully supports the device’s DICOM class. OsiriX is a powerful application that allows you to open and browse, or even receive DICOM images transferred using the specific communication protocol.
OsiriX is very easy to install: a simple drag and drop is sufficient. Note that the developers recommend placing it into your Applications folder and creating an alias if you want to access it from another location.
OsiriX is and open source application released under the LGLP license, but if you want to use it in a medical environment you will need to buy the version that is certified for primary diagnostic imaging: OsiriX MD. OsiriX MD follows both the FDA and CE regulations and each modification needs to be approved and validated. You can learn more about OsiriX MD HERE.
OsiriX offers you the possibility to view 2D, 3D, 4D(the temporal dimension is added) or 5D images(include both the temporal and functional dimensions). The application is able to display data captured by different medical imaging systems: CT, MR, CR, US, DR and more.
OsiriX comes with intuitive 2D and 3D viewers that have an intuitive design and provide customizable toolbars. The 3D viewer includes volume and surface rendering capabilities and allows you to export the 3D images to TIFF, JPEG or Quicktime file formats. You can extend the application functions by installing different plug-ins.
OsiriX also includes DICOM network support and enables you to send, receive or query studies. Additionally, you can transform the app into a DICOM PACS server. You can send the images to the OsiriX HD iOS application or you can choose to simply print them.
OsiriX is a complex application that allows you to view DICOM files and take advantage of all the functionalities included in the DICOM standard.