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GPL X-rays

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?

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