GENEVA — Feb 19, 2008 ‘ The creators of OsiriX, the advanced open-source PACS workstation DICOM viewer for the Mac OS, will for the first time show the new version of their 64-bit viewer on the new Mac Pro 8-Core workstation at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) 2008. (Full text of the announcement after the break.)
GENEVA — Feb 19, 2008 ‘ The creators of OsiriX, the advanced open-source PACS workstation DICOM viewer for the Mac OS, will for the first time show the new version of their 64-bit viewer on the new Mac Pro 8-Core workstation at the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) 2008.
The demonstration of OsiriX 3.0.1 on the new Mac Pro 8-core will take place on Saturday March 8 at 3:30pm at the Austria Centre Vienna, Level U2/XII. Individuals wishing to see this demonstration can register at: www.aycan.com/int/
OsiriX is a powerful interactive image processing and visualization software program designed for the display and analysis of large sets of three dimensional medical images. The new 64-bit program is specifically designed to handle new generation imaging modalities combining anatomical and metabolic images (MRI, PET, CT, ultrasound, and angiographic images). It also provides dynamic display for time-varying images such as cardiac motion or metabolic functional studies.
‘The new 64-bit extension to the free and open-source OsiriX software represents a significant performance advantage over traditional medical imaging solutions allowing users to quickly load and view very large datasets,’ said Osman Ratib, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Radiology and Head of the Division of Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital of Geneva.
‘Fully leveraging the Leopard operating system and the Mac user interface, the 64-bit OsiriX program offers functionality comparable to, or better than, the most advanced scanner consoles on the market. It is also extremely fast and easy to use,’ added Ratib.
Dr Will Adair, a radiologist from the Leicester Royal Infirmary in the UK, is a regular user of OsiriX on his MacBook, and welcomed this latest development saying: ‘Until recently, medical imaging was accessible only to a limited number of dedicated work stations using expensive, proprietary solutions. The combined OsiriX and Mac proposition has the potential to completely change the way we work by providing easy access to affordable, commercial-level image processing solutions with exceptional 3D and 4D capabilities.’
Designed by a team of radiologists, OsiriX provides an intuitive and user-friendly user interface tailored for physicians that are not familiar with complex image processing and manipulation techniques. In addition to radiology, the software is also widely used across a variety of research in different disciplines including biology, astronomy, molecular imaging and archeology.
The OsiriX platform has been designed to support peer-to-peer technology as an alternative to conventional Picture Archive and Communication Systems (PACS) architecture allowing wider access to images across medical enterprises.
OsiriX is particularly suited to large hospitals and academic environments where clinical conferences, interdisciplinary discussions and successive sessions of image processing are often part of complex workflow or patient management and decision making. In addition, OsiriX can be easily integrated with an existing departmental or hospital-wide PACS.
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