Dicom Viewer

DICOM is essentially an Health Information Technology (HIT) benchmark that has global following. It is specifically meant for healthcare facilities including bigger hospitals and private clinics. The main aim of DICOM is to ensure that the systems used for producing, storing, displaying, processing, sending, retrieving, extracting or printing medical images and the related documents derived from such images follows a structured workflow pattern. Many types of software are available in the market and these are used for manipulating medical images created as per the DICOM standards. Most of these commercial software are quite expensive and some of them are distributed with expensive medical equipment. To solve this issue, many free software DICOM packages have been introduced. However, the free DICOM software does not present the same degree of functionalities as found in the retailed software. Many of the free DICOM software are quite non-intuitive and don’t allow room for customization as per the healthcare setting’s preferences. Some remarkable progress has been made in this niche wherein the best of features of commercial DICOM software and the easiness of use of free software have been combined for achieving a more feasible and result-oriented interface—a prime example of this is the DICOM Viewer.
Understanding Preference for DICOM Viewer
This DICOM software package is aimed to overcome the problems mentioned above and it is loaded with all the standard tools that are commonly used for handling DICOM images. Its user-interface is quite intuitive that substantially helps to reduce the clinical effort required for creating the required images. Most importantly, it is free and is accessible to all medical entities following DICOM standards. Some notable features of DICOM Viewer that make it a recommended choice:

  • Allows opening and saving of all kinds of medical images in the conventional DICOM format
  • It can read DICOM files created by any manufacturer, i.e. brands that provide medical imaging equipment or imaging processing systems, along with handling a vast range of transfer syntaxes and modalities
  • Allows user to directly open, save and create DICOM directory files
  • Provides instant patient list display from DICOMDIR
  • It can be loaded via the easy drag-drop or double-click medium
  • Opens all medical images in commonly understood graphical formats like .jpg, .gif and ..bmp
  • Is capable of converting DICOM images to frequently-used picture formats apart from converting images into movie file format or clipboard images
  • The level window can be easily adjusted using the mouse
  • Users can choose from any of the commonly used window presets
  • Provides easy zooming and panning options
  • Puts forth easy access to customized medical image processing operation
  • Most measurements and annotations provided in DICOM Viewer use commonly-used numbers and adjustment values
  • DICOM Viewer provides contrast and brightness control functionalities
  • Allows easy image manipulation in the form of Invert, Rotate and Flip that help to resize medical images within a few minutes
  • Provides detailed display of DICOM attributes of the selected medical images
  • Is compatible from a patient point of view also, i.e. these images can be easily stored in the CD/DVD for sharing DICOM images without needing any software installations or plug-ins

More About DICOM Viewer
DICOM Viewer has emerged as the preferred DICOM software among clinics, hospitals, and imaging centers apart from specialty centers. Using this DICOM software doesn’t have a cost-related dynamic and doesn't put forth issues such as use of expensive equipment or licensing problems. DICOM Viewer is compatible with all the DICOM standards and makes it easier for producing, managing and distributing medical images irrespective of the kind of previous or existing software vendors that might be providing services in a healthcare facility. This is primarily because DICOM doesn't present a compatibility issue with any existing software interface in a clinical environment and blends seamlessly with EHR systems, i.e. as long as the imaging system is following the DICOM standards.