7 of the Best Free Linux Medical Imaging Software
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"Medical imaging is an essential, non-invasive, routine
activity performed by radiographers and radiologic technologists.
It is a discipline of the health profession which involves using
technology to capture images of the human body.
"There are a number of reasons why capturing these images are
important to our well-being. First, the images help in the
identification and examination of diseases, and physical injuries
such as broken bones and ruptured blood vessels, as well as
assisting in diagnosing suitable treatments. Medical imaging is
also crucial in an educational role.
"Imaging capturing devices for medical purposes use the DICOM
image format. DICOM is an acronym for Digital Imaging and
Communications in Medicine. It is the standard open image format
used to handle, store, print and transmit information in medical
imaging. This article focuses on software that lets you view images
generated from DICOM devices. It is the second in our series of
medical articles (the first covered Electronic Medical Records