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
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?