We’ve seen it a hundred times. We sit down in the office of our local doctor or specialist and he pulls up our latest medical images. Well, now you can review them at home as well. This is a software review of the RadiAnt DICOM Viewer for medical images.
You know, I love my doctor and his staff but they are not the best at communicating things they think I don’t need to know. So, in the interests of self empowerment I have taken another step toward taking control of my cancer fight with the RadiAnt Dicom Viewer. I hope that you find this post useful in your fight as well. First, here is the download link and here is the link to the manual. You should also know that the software is FREE and EASY to use.
The viewer allows users to open studies from CD/DVD/BluRay disks, flash memory, and local and network folders. Studies obtained from different imaging modalities can be displayed in RadiAnt DICOM Viewer:
●Digital Radiography (CR, DX)
●Computed Tomography (CT)
●Magnetic Resonance (MR)
●Positron Emission Tomography PET-CT (PT)
●Ultrasonography (US, IVUS)
●Digital Angiography (XA)
●Gamma camera, Nuclear medicine (NM)
●Secondary Pictures and Scanned Images (SC)
The viewer can handle many types of DICOM images:
●Monochromatic (e.g. CR, CT, MR) and color (e.g. US, 3D reconstructions)
●Static images (e.g. CR, MG, CT) and dynamic sequences (e.g. XA, US)
●Uncompressed and compressed (RLE, JPEG Lossy, JPEG Lossless, JPEG 2000)
RadiAnt DICOM Viewer is not a medical product. It has no FDA/CE or any other certifications and is not intended for diagnostic purposes. Read More
Installation Was Easy And Simple
I am running it on a Windows 7 machine and installation was easy and simple. I downloaded the file, ran the executable, chose the express setup (not advanced) and followed the steps. Easy peasy as my son says. 🙂
It is compatible all the way back to Windows XP through Windows 8. You need an Intel or AMD 1GHz or faster processor (multicore Intel processor recommended). You should have at least 512MB of RAM (2GB recommended) and 5MB of available hard-disk space for installation. Additional free space is required for image caching which allows the software to run faster. 800×600 screen resolution (at least 1024×768 recommended). I think almost every computer still running meets these requirements.
Pop In Your Disk
Yup, it’s that simple. It has a button to open files but unless you have access to your files on a network or have copied them to your personal system then you are probably working from a disc. From there it is very intuitive.
●Open and display DICOM files (of course)
●Zooming and panning – See It
●Rotate and Flip images – See It
●Brightness and contrast adjustment – See It
●Browse Image Series – See It
●Length and density measurement
●64-bit version available – easily browse datasets with thousands of images
●Multi-core and multi-processor support
●Patient CD/DVD/Flash browsing with a standalone 32-bit version
●Access the online manual with the click of a button on the toolbar
●Measurement of Segment Length- See It
●Pen Tool for free hand drawing – See It
●Export Images – See It
Here’s a video of the software in action
Overall, I would give this software 5 out of 5 stars. Of course, I am not a doctor nor a medical student so they may have different standards. My humble opinion is that this software is perfect for a cancer patient to get a handle on what is going on in their body. It’s free and fairly easy to use. If you would like to give it a try then Click Here.
Keep Fighting and Keep Learning,
Ed – To find out how to use my images on your blog for free – Click Here