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Dicom and Medical Imaging Mini How-To1.0 - What is? 2.0 - Available programming libraries 3.0 - Softwares 4.0 - Debugging tools 5.0 - On-line ressources 6.0 - Other Medical Interest Links 7.0 - DCMTK informations
1.0 - What is?
1.1 - DICOMDICOM stand for Digital Imaging and COmmunication in Medecine. It's a file format and a communication protocol. A good start point to find information about medical imaging is the David Clunie medical imaging faq. A good web site is http://www.idoimaging.com/index.shtml, a web site that collect information about ressources on the net for medical imaging. There are more general site about open source software in medicine at http://www.openhealth.com/en/healthlinks.html, http://homeusers.brutele.be/ypaindaveine/opensource/inventory.html, http://joe.lindsay.net/open-health-solutions.html and http://joe.lindsay.net/open-health-solutions.html, are listings of open source project in medicine. May be you could find more technical at the ieee engineering in medicine and biology society. Other keywords that could be searched for is Computer Vision that let you the find projects like VXL or MediGrid. There is new about canadian health technologies at http://www.canhealth.com/. There is a Montreal based company developping medical imaging software named tomovision that have free software.
1.2 - HL7
1.3 - IHE
2.0 - Available programming libraries
2.1 - Commercial products
2.1.1 - DICOMhttp://www.thecriswells.net/MyDICOM/ http://www.merge.com imaging library very interesting http://medx.sensor.com/products/medx/imagescript_docs.html
2.2 - Open Source Software
2.2.1 - DICOMLibDicom (based on UCDMC99) Offis DCMTK At http://www.geocities.com/pawanpshroff/dcmtk.htm you could find a DCMTK introduction for dummies. It doesn't speak about programming, but it's a good crash start for using the toolkit applications. Papyrus, a dicom implementation with his own file format. http://www.expasy.org/UIN/html1/projects/papyrus/DownloadPapyrus.html UCDMC JDCM A perl implementation that support dicom file is available at http://dicomperl.sourceforge.net/
3.0 - Softwares
3.1 - Dicom ViewerOSIRIS - http://www.expasy.org/UIN/html1/projects/osiris/DownloadOsiris.html OpenSource machinstosh dicom viewer http://homepage.mac.com/rossetantoine/osirix/ 3D Slicer, an open-source software for visualization, registration, segmentation, and quantification of medical data. http://computing.ee.ethz.ch/sepp/slicer-1.3.0-mo/index.html it is based on VTK and TCL/TK.
3.2 - PACS ServerThere is a bootable linux cdrom named CDMedic that contain a pacs software, dicom viewer etc. It is available at http://cdmedicpacsweb.sourceforge.net/UserGuide.html
3.3 - Gateway / Brokerhttp://gate.sgie.com/ http://www.pointdx.com/ http://www.3dmedvis.com/asim_structured_report_viewer.html
3.5 - Othershttp://www.puntoexe.com/dicomDrive/
4.0 - Debugging tools
4.1 - Dicom ToolsOne of the most complete tool kit, JDICOM from tiani. Should also take a look at DICOM Scope from offis.
4.2 - Network Toolstcpdump and his modified version for dicom debugging.
4.3 - File toolsdcmdump
5.0 - On-line ressourcesYou could start with links in presentation section #1.0. They are good starting places.
5.1 Dicom General Informations and LinksBest place to look for is www.dclunie.com and check out the Medical Imaging FAQ. It can also be found on http://www.faqs.org/faqs/medical-image-faq/ in case the Davie Clunie site have problems. Another place of interest is www.idoimaging.com that maintain a lisk of links on the best open source imaging software available around. http://dicom.online.fr/ and http://dicom.online.fr/fr/dicomlinks.htm http://medical.nema.org/
5.1 - Samples image fileSébastien Barré have a good sample of dicom image on his website.
6.0 - Other medical interest links
6.1 - HL7 (Healt Level 7)
6.2 - RIS / HISCare 2 X an electronic medical record system (with a radiological module)
6.3 - PACS
6.4 - IHE
6.5 - OID Unique object identifierThere is a list of OID distributed in Canada and there is a search tools to browse this list.
6.6 - ConversionThere is an utility to transform dicom images into vtk image at http://www.wissmueller.net/software/dicomtovtk/dicomtovtk.htm
7.0 DCMTK InformationsDCMTK is a dicom library for file and network functions. The library, examples files and software could be downloaded at: Information about the DCMDICTPATH environnement var could be found at http://www.mevis.de/~meyer/dcmtk/docs_352/config/envvars.txt