Medical Imaging

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Even if many open source components are currently available, Fedora is still lacking proper medical imaging support. This page is an attempt to coordinate the effort to provide the required packages.

In order to cover the gap we need to add:

  • A free out-of-the-box working PACS solution. Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) provide the medical imaging world with economical storage, rapid retrieval of images, access to images acquired with multiple modalities, and simultaneous access at multiple sites. Electronic images and reports are transmitted digitally via PACS; this eliminates the need to manually file, retrieve, or transport film jackets.
  • DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) support. This is the universal format for PACS image storage and transfer.
  • Viewers like OsiriX for the Mac world
  • Imaging libraries specifically tailored for medical imaging

This table summarize the current status of the support.


Role Proposed software Trac Link
PACS dcm4chee https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-medical/ticket/11
orthanc [Packaged]
DICOM viewer GinkGo-CADx [Free]
DICOM toolkit gdcm [Packaged]
octave-dicom [Packaged]
dcmtk [Packaged]
Image analysis library InsightToolkit [Packaged]
vmtk https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-medical/ticket/18
openigtlink [Packaged]
ITK Tools https://github.com/ITKTools/ITKTools
3D Slicer http://www.slicer.org/
Image Guided Surgery Toolkit (IGSTK) http://www.igstk.org/
Multi scale Toolkit (MSVTK) (http://www.msvtk.org/)
Rigid and non-rigid registration elastix [Free]
ANTS https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-medical/ticket/19
Segmentation ITKSnap http://www.itksnap.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php
Seg3d 2 http://www.sci.utah.edu/software/seg3d.html
Modelling salome https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-medical/ticket/20
FE/FV Solver O-PALM https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-medical/ticket/21
Elmer https://fedorahosted.org/fedora-medical/ticket/22
Kratos http://www.cimne.com/kratos/
OpenFOAM http://www.openfoam.com/
Mesh BioMesh3d http://www.sci.utah.edu/software/biomesh3d.html
Cleaver http://www.sci.utah.edu/software/cleaver.html
Stellar http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~jrs/stellar/
Shape model ShapeWorks http://www.sci.utah.edu/software/shapeworks.html
Statismo https://github.com/statismo/statismo