7 of the Best Free Linux Medical Imaging Software
Medical imaging is an essential, non-invasive, routine
performed by radiographers and radiologic technologists. It is a
discipline of the health profession which involves using technology to
capture images of the human body.
There are a number of reasons why capturing these images are
our well-being. First, the images help in the identification and
examination of diseases, and physical injuries such as broken bones and
ruptured blood vessels, as well as assisting in diagnosing suitable
treatments. Medical imaging is also crucial in an educational role.
Imaging capturing devices for medical purposes use the DICOM
format. DICOM is an acronym for Digital
Imaging and Communications in
is the standard open image format used to handle, store, print and
transmit information in medical imaging. This article focuses on
software that lets you view images
generated from DICOM devices. It is the second in our series of medical
articles (the first covered Electronic
Medical Records software).
To provide an insight into the quality of software that is
available, we have compiled a list of 7 hot free Linux medical
Now, let's explore the 7 imaging software at hand. For each
title we have compiled its own portal page, a full description with an
in-depth analysis of its features, a screenshot of the software in
action, together with links to relevant resources and reviews.
||General purpose biomedical software with visualization
Medical Imaging Data Examiner
||DICOM implementation in Java
||Medical Image Conversion Utility
and edit DICOM header fields, and DICOM viewer
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Last Updated Monday, September 16 2013 @ 03:00 PM EDT