|Original author(s)||Antoine Rosset|
|Initial release||April 23, 2004(1.0.0)|
[ (October 1, 2018 ) ±]
|Operating system||MacOS X|
|Type||Imaging informatics software|
|License(s)||GNU Lesser General Public License v3.0|
OsiriX is free open-source image processing software for managing DICOM images produced by radiology and nuclear imaging, functional imaging, 3D imaging, confocal microscopy, and molecular imaging. OsiriX also acts as a DICOM-compatible picture archiving and communication system (PACS) workstation for imaging. The product is also offered as a commercial product, with a 64-bit and an FDA-approved professional version available for purchase.
OsiriX started out in November 2003 as a UCLA grant project of Antoine Rosset dedicated to learning about imaging informatics and writing "a small software program to convert DICOM ﬁles to a QuickTime movie ﬁle." The project idea expanded to an open-source project, with a SourceForge project page being created on April 16, 2004. Shortly afterwards, on April 23, a stable version 1.0 of the software was released.
In March 2009, Rosset and his colleagues created the OsiriX Foundation to promote open-source software in Medicine. A year later the group spun off a new company called Pixmeo to certify OsiriX as a FDA-approved PACS and provide commercial support for OsiriX and other open-source solutions.
In June 2005, the software was awarded "Best Use of Open Source" and runner-up for "Best Mac OS X Scientiﬁc Computing Solution" in the Apple Design Awards.
- DICOM file support
- DICOM network support
- Non-DICOM file support, including LSM, BioRadPIC, ANALYZE, TIFF, JPG, PNG, PDF, Quicktime, etc.
- 2-D viewer
- 3-D post-processing tools
For all features, see the "About" page.
The installation requirements for OsiriX include:
- MacOS X 10.8 or higher
- Intel processor
For best performance, the following memory requirements should be met:
- 6 GB of RAM if you plan to open more than 800 images (CT & MRI, PET-CT)
- 8 GB of RAM for more than 1500 images (multi-slice CT & PET-CT) with OsiriX-64 bit
- 12 GB of RAM for more than 3000 images (cardiac or functional imaging) with OsiriX-64 bit
Videos, screenshots, and other media
Entities using OsiriX
A list of OsiriX users can be found here.
- "Software Releases: Fri 23 Apr 2004". Mac Aggregate Tracker. Subsume Technologies, Inc. 23 April 2004. http://mat.subsume.com/2004/04/23.html. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
- "OsiriX Imaging Software - About OsiriX...". Pixmeo. http://www.osirix-viewer.com/AboutOsiriX.html. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
- "Chapter 1: Introduction" (PDF). OsiriX User Guide. Pixmeo. pp. 1–3. http://www.osirix-viewer.com/UserManualIntroduction.pdf. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
- "OsiriX". SourceForge. http://sourceforge.net/projects/osirix/. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
- Cohen, Peter (10 June 2005). "WWDC: Apple Design Award 2005 winners announced". Macworld. IDG Consumer & SMB. http://www.macworld.com/article/1045262/design.html. Retrieved 10 June 2014.
- "OsiriX Imaging Software - Downloads". Pixmeo. http://www.osirix-viewer.com/Downloads.html. Retrieved 10 June 2014.