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Re: GPL X-rays

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On Sun, Dec 03, 2006 at 08:45:27PM +0200, David Baron wrote:
> Film is being made obselete not only in the realm of light photography but 
> X-rays as well. Remember that little wrapped up card one held behind your 
> teeth and then returned to the good dentist. This now has an array and cable 
> direct tot he computer. Sold by Kodak and others who need some other business 
> besides film. For medical X-rays, one needs a far larger array for the image 
> input.
> The commercial packages is called "Diadisk". The array is placed under or 
> patient and it records the image. It is later connected to the computer to 
> retrieve the X-ray. Like all good commercial packages, the storage formats 
> are nicely proprietary. The viewer software is distributed on the CD with the 
> images files so a doctor with a Windows machine can look at them.
> There are naturally a lot of pixels, allbeit monochrome, for a full size 
> equivalent chest X-ray, for example. The program hung up my Win98, stalled 
> nicely under WINE, ran quite well in a Qemu Win98 session but sloowwww. My 
> PIII 575mhz was just not up to the job with emulation layers. If I had the 
> patience, just maybe I could get jpegs out of this thing ....
> So ... are there any GPL programs than can read these things?
Hi David,
Are there any web accessable examples of this format for someone to
reverse engineer? Are there any data specs for the format? Like DVD css,
are there any legal issue with someone rev-eng'ing it?
also, does the unix 'file' command have anything useful to say about it?
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