ITK is an open-source software toolkit for performing registration and segmentation. Segmentation is the process of identifying and classifying data found in a digitally sampled representation. Typically the sampled representation is an image acquired from such medical instrumentation as CT or MRI scanners. Registration is the task of aligning or developing correspondences between data. For example, in the medical environment, a CT scan may be aligned with a MRI scan in order to combine the information contained in both.
DCMTK is a collection of libraries and applications implementing large parts the DICOM standard. It includes software for examining, constructing and converting DICOM image files, handling offline media, sending and receiving images over a network connection, as well as demonstrative image storage and worklist servers. DCMTK is is written in a mixture of ANSI C and C++.
"Command line utilities for creating, modifying, dumping and validating files of DICOM attributes, and conversion of proprietary image formats to DICOM. Can handle older ACR/NEMA format data, and some proprietary versions of that such as SPI."
The dinifti program converts MRI images stored in DICOM format to NIfTI format.
Grassroots DICOM (GDCM) is an implementation of the DICOM standard designed to be open source so that researchers may access clinical data directly. GDCM includes a file format definition and a network communications protocol, both of which should be extended to provide a full set of tools for a researcher or small medical imaging vendor to interface with an existing medical database.
Aeskulap is a medical image viewer.
ClearCanvas Workstation is our friendly, integrated RIS Client and DICOM PACS viewer. Because it is built on top of our highly extensible application framework, we expect that it will be appropriate not just for radiologists and clinicians, but also researchers who want to build new, cutting edge tools that can be easily "tried out" in a clinical environment. Like our other creations, ClearCanvas Worksation is free and open source.
- Very easy to use, intuitive interface
- Integration with ClearCanvas RIS
ezDICOM is a medical viewer for MRI, CT and ultrasound images. It can read images from Analyze, DICOM, GE Genesis, Interfile, Siemens Magnetom, Siemens Somatom and NEMA formats. It also includes tools for converting medical images from proprietary format.
WIndows Dicom Open Viewer, is a simple viewer for DICOM medical images, to be used especially on removable devices (such as Patient CDs). It is partially based on ezDICOM sources.
The DHIS 2 is a tool for collection, validation, analysis, and presentation of aggregate statistical data, tailored (but not limited) to integrated health information management activities. It is a generic tool rather than a pre-configured database application, with an open meta-data model and a flexible user interface that allows the user to design the contents of a specific information system without the need for programming. DHIS 2 and upwards is a modular web-based software package built with free and open source Java frameworks.