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Re: GPL X-rays

On Sun, 2006-12-03 at 20:45 +0200, David Baron wrote:
> 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?

It seems this format is called DICOM, and a google search finds several
applications claiming to be "free". I haven't looked any closer to see
if they actually are free software or simply gratis.

Sven Arvidsson
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