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20 Free , Open source DICOM Viewer for Radiologists

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09.06.2011 · Posted in 3D Medicine, Articles, DICOM, Informatics, Open source

List of Open source / Free DICOM Viewers for many platforms : Windows , Linux , Mac OSX  . Most of them are usable products including very rich documentation , along with easy GUI , and quick easy Install for non-advanced users .

1-Aeskulap Viewer ( Open source ) –link- :

      Aeskulap is able to load a series of special images stored in the DICOM format for review. Additionally it is able to query and fetch DICOM images from archive nodes (also called PACS) over the network. Aeskulap tries to achieve a full open source replacement for commercially available DICOM viewers.

2-ImageJ -link - :

      It can display, edit, analyze, process, save and print 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit images. It can read many image formats including TIFF, GIF, JPEG, BMP, DICOM, FITS and “raw”. It supports “stacks”, a series of images that share a single window.
       is developed by Wayne Rasband , at the Research Services Branch, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

3-OsiriX – DICOM Viewer - link  – sourceforge’s page – :

      OsiriX – 3D DICOM Viewer for MacOS X. Complete DICOM Viewer with complete DICOM network support ! DICOM DICOM !

4-openDICOM.NET - link - :

      DICOM library, console tools, DICOM viewer/browser for Mono/.NET and Beagle Desktop Search Plugin. The project supports ACR-NEMA and DICOM file formats and provides transcoding to XML. It is written in C# and licensed under (L)GPL.

5- Kradview -link - : The free DICOM viewer for Linux >


6- WIndows Dicom – link -:

WIndows Dicom Open Viewer, is a simple viewer for DICOM medical images, to be used especially on removable devices (such as Patient CDs). Partially based on ezDICOM sources.  Screenshot
7-Dicom Explorer - link , download – :

      is a handy tool. It’s a small program which helps you can help you to view both all the tags/attributes inside a DICOM file (including ACR nema format)and images. Some image processing methods are also provided.

8- MITO - website and screenshots  download  – :

      -”MITO – Medical Imaging TOolkit” is an open-source, Windows-based softwarearchitecture for advanced Medical Imaging. Main characteristics are: DICOM compliant, 2D-3D visualization (VR, SR, MIP), image segmentation and fusion, ROI, virtual reality.

9- TutatiX – link-:

      TutatiX it’s a Dicom Viewer written in python. TutatiX try to be a guide to known how Dicom works and how to develop an application. The must important part of TutatiX it’s the documentation that must be detailed and easy to understand.

10-V3D Viewer –link -:

        V3D-Viewer is a Dicom and “Philips V3D 3DRA” Medical Volume Viewer based on .Net and the VTK library. With marching cubes, 3d planes and (3D texture) volume rendering, including histogram transparency and intensity curve selection tool.

11- pMiniPACS – link-:pMiniPacs is dicom viewer workstaion software just like PIVIEW.It also acts as  store-scp.It  completes almost functions in PIVIEW.It acts as a minius PACS system.
12 – IRAD Open source DICOM Viewer for MacOSX -link .


13 – Ginkgo CADx Open source DICOM Viewer for Linux , Windows , OSX -link .
14 – MITK 3M3 : Free DICOM viewer and Medical Image Analysis for Windows - link


15 – MRICRO : Open source DICOM viewer and Converter tool for WINDOWS , Linux , OSX - link


16 – Droid Dicom Viewer: DICOM Viewer for the Android platform – link . Source Code is listed - link

17 – MITK 3M3 – DICOM – Link : Free DICOM viewer and Medical Image Analysis for Windows .
18 – InVesalius – ” Visulazation & DICOM” –link : Open source 3D Surgical Planning for Windows and Linux .

19 – Nukak3D – ” DICOM & PACS ” –link : Open source Medical Image platform for Windows and Linux – with Remote DICOM and PACS Including DICOM viewer .

20 – ezDICOM - link: is a medical viewer for MRI, CT and ultrasound images. It can read images from Analyze, DICOM, GE Genesis, Interfile, Siemens Magnetom, Siemens Somatom and NEMA formats. It also includes tools for converting medical images from proprietary format


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