There are a lot of DICOM viewers in the market. Some of them come with a wide array of features and they cost a lot. They are made for commercial use. Some DICOM viewers come with a lesser range of options and they are usually free. They are made for non-commercial use. They can be used for teaching purposes, for instance. We are going to talk about one of the finest DICOM viewers in the market that is free for use- Miele-LXIV.
What is Miele-LXIV?
Miele-LXIV is a free-for-use Mac OS native DICOM image viewer and workstation which also runs perfectly in Windows. It’s available in the iTunes app store. It’s also a DICOM CD viewer and it comes with multiple-language support, e.g. English, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, German, Mandarin, and French.
2D Features of Miele-LXIV
Miele-LXIV has an intuitive GUI and customizable toolbars. It has Bicubic Interpolation with a full 32-bit pixel pipeline its supported ROIs are Polygons, Circles, Pencil, Rectangle, Point that come with undo/redo support. It has a 4D viewer for Cardiac, CT and other temporal series and it can fuse images for PET-CT and SPECT-CT exams with adjustable blending percentage.
Miele-LXIV is one of the best 3D viewers for DICOM images. Its 3D features include 3D volume rendering, 3D Surface Rendering, 3D ROIs, 3D Image Registration. It also has stereo Vision with Red or Blue glasses, and it can export any 3D images to TIFF, JPEG, and Quicktime. It has Multiplanar Reconstruction with Thick Slab and 3D MIP.
This viewer’s I/O features include reading and displaying all DICOM files- they can be mono or multi-frames. It can also read and display a new MRI or CT multi-frame format and support JPEG Lossy, JPEG Lossless, JPEG-LS, JPEG 2000, etc. It can write Secondary Capture DICOM files from any 2D or 3D reconstructions and it supports custom, non-square Pixel Aspect ratio 8, 12, 16, 32 bits. It can burn DICOM image files into CD or DVD discs and it can be used as a DICOM CD viewer. It has a built-in SQL compatible database with an infinite number of files.
It can send and receive studies, e.g. C-STORE SCU, C-STORE SCP. It can be used as a DICOM PACS server. It can query and retrieve studies to and from a PACS station.
It has seamless integration with OsiriX HD for Mac supported devices, e.g. iPhone, iPad. It also has seamless integration with any PACS server and it can print LSM files from Zeiss and BioRadPIC files. It can also print TIFF, ANALYZE, PNG, PDF, JPEG, AVI, MPEG, MPEG4, Quicktime, etc.
It provides asynchronous reading and it has OpenGL for 2D Viewer and all 3D Viewers.
As you can see this free DICOM image viewer comes with lots of features and a lot can be done using this. You can download it for free from the Apple store.