OsiriX for Mac displays data obtained from medical equipment such as PET, CT, and MRI scans in up to five dimensions. The trial edition, which serves as a base for the certified version, is equipped with everything a medical professional needs to look at scans and interpret them. There is even a patient database for keeping track of multiple individuals.
Even though OsiriX for Mac will run on pretty much any hardware, having a multiprocessor machine will produce better results, especially when working in three or more dimensions and using advanced features like 3D tissue rendering. When adding patient records, you can either copy all the information to the database, or just link to it to save disk space. The database, itself, can be searched, filtered, and sorted, and reports can be generated for each patient. Individual entries can be shared via e-mail, DVD, or by manually exporting them out of the application as video material or as DICOM files. Other notable features are the anonymization of records, wireless transmission of data to another instance of the app, and full support for plug-ins that extend the app's capabilities.
If you're a medical student or practitioner, you should definitely try OsiriX for Mac; it's an app that forms the foundation for the FDA-approved edition used by many medical institutions. But if you're a casual user who just wants to see what medical software looks like, this app might overwhelm you.
OsiriX is an image processing software dedicated to DICOM images (".dcm" / ".DCM" extension) produced by imaging equipment (MRI, CT, PET, PET-CT, SPECT-CT, Ultrasounds, ...). It is fully compliant with the DICOM standard for image comunication and image file formats. OsiriX is able to receive images transferred by DICOM communication protocol from any PACS or imaging modality (C-STORE SCP/SCU, and Query/Retrieve : C-MOVE SCU/SCP, C-FIND SCU/SCP, C-GET SCU/SCP, WADO) .
January 20, 2014
Version: OsiriX 5.8.2
The doctor sent home a CD with X-ray images on it. It was about 100 Windows dll files, an executable file, and FOUR image files in some format that was unrecognizable to my Mac computer. OsiriX opened the files perfectly.
None. The software did what I needed.
The software looks like it does a lot of stuff, but I just needed it to view some files from my doctor. For that, it worked perfectly
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. Very functional and powerful viewer for medical images. Was very easy to figure out how to look at a CD from a recent ultrasound -- just hit the CD-ROM toolbar button. Nice! When I wanted to explore further, the UI was not too hard to understand, though I discovered right away that I will have to do some reading to unlock OsiriX's full potential. Thanks for making this! I am loving it so far!
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. I am not a medical professional, but (unforunately) have had some issues necessitating some medical imaging over the past year or so. I recently had an MRI, and they gave me a CD with the image files. OsiriX was great way for me to study the images. It worked superbly in 2-d and 3-d modes, and has many useful and intuitive features.
I haven't used other programs of a similar nature, but this one worked so very well for me that I didn't have any motivation to look elsewhere.
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. The continously expanding feature set and stability of this software exceeds it's commercial rivals by a factor of 10 at least, and it's clearly one of the better opensource applications for existence as well as one of the best Mac medical programs. I've used this extensively for clinical and researc work, and a minor glitch with echocardiograms was quickly corrected by a responsive author (thanks Antoine!).
There is nothing out there (on windows either AFAIK), which even comes close, particularly for freeware. Higly recommended.
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. Not only the best Mac Workstation software but possibly the best Workstation software period. Extremely polished interface, nice unexpected iPod integration (which I have found handy, by the way), surprisingly good 3D renderings, etc. A lot of work has gone into this application and it is very welcome to the Macintosh.
If DICOM Print could be added, this would be the ultimate radiology workstation.