Medical Imaging

The following are links to selected public domain or 'open source' clinical imaging software product, tools, and organizations:
  • BioImageXD – A free 'open source' software tool for analysis and visualization of multidimensional biomedical images.
  • ClearCanvas - A suite of innovative open source medical imaging IT software applications, e.g. ClearCanvas Workstation; ImageServer; ClearCanvas RIS; ClearCanvas SDK.  Videos
  • ImageJ - A public domain Java image processing program that runs either as an online applet or as a downloadable application on any computer . It can display, edit, analyze, process, save and print 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit images in many image formats including TIFF, GIF, JPEG, BMP, and DICOM.
  • Insight Segmentation & Registration Toolkit (ITK) - An open-source, cross-platform systemfrom NLM that provides developers with an extensive suite of software tools for image analysis.
  • KitWare - Employing an open source development and business model to foster extended, collaborative communities, especially around medical imaging solutions, e.g. VTK, ITK, ParaView.
  • Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) -  A leading standards-development organization for medical imaging and radiation therapy equipment responsible for maintaining the DICOM medical imaging standard.
  • myPACS - A highly scalable, efficient platform for building web-based multimedia clinical applications. is a free service offered to the international radiology community by McKesson Medical Imaging Group.
  • National Alliance for Medical Image Computing - Created to implement a robust and flexible open-source infrastructure for developing and applying advanced imaging technologies across a range of important biomedical research disciplines.
  • Open Source 'Dicoogle' PACS - A free, open source image referral, archiving, routing and viewing system. It delivers a complete wet read system, enabling an imaging clinic or hospital to offer its services over the web to physicians within or outside the institution.
  • Orthanc- A Belgian, open-source, lightweight DICOM server for healthcare and medical research.
  • Science Image Library - A free online collection of images, illustrations and animations related to science, including biology and biomedicinel.
  • VistA Imaging - This public domain system integrates clinical images, scanned documents, and other non-textual data into the patient’s VistA electronic medical record (EMR).
  • XebraAn open source, standards based, cross-platform thin client and server written in Java for web-based distribution and clinical review of radiology data in DICOM format.

* Check out some of these other open source imaging software solutions: 3D Slicer, Aeskulap, Amide, Blox, BioSig, CaretezDICOM, GIMIAS, Ginkgo CADx,and Kradview.  Also, see the list of 'open' imaging software solutions posted on the Open Health News (OHN) web site.

YouTube NASA Imaging & Technology Transfer

An example of public / private sector collaboration

* A more comprehensive list of public domain and open source health IT systems is posted on Open Health News and also on Wikipedia

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Medical Imaging Market

The global medical imaging industry is poised to experience major growth through 2015.  The medical imaging market is currently one of the fastest growing areas in the medical science .  Since 2002, the estimated value of the global industry has gone from $9.7 billion to approximately $20 billion in 2010, with projections of reaching $24 billion by 2012.  -  See  Medical Imaging Market Reports