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OsiriX 3.2 updates open-source image viewer

updated 03:30 am EDT, Tue June 17, 2008

OsiriX 3.2 image viewer

OsiriX has released version 3.2 of its open-source medical and scientific imaging software, boasting improved performance and a host of new features. Based on the VTK, ITK and decmtk software development kits, OsiriX is fully natively compliant with the DICOM standard for medical images, as well as JPEG, TIFF PDF and AVI. In addition to an already extensive feature set, most notable developments in version 3.2 of the software include 80 percent faster rendering speed than previous versions and the return of 64-bit support on PowerPC G5-based systems. The full list of new features as documented in the release notes, is as follows:

- Compiled with GCC 4.2 : 3D Rendering are up to 80% faster with OsiriX-64 bit compared to OsiriX 32-bit
- PowerPC G5 systems are again supported in 64-bit
- Preferred syntax for retrieve during Q&R : OsiriX Client (C-MOVE SCU)
- On the fly compression/decompression for Q&R : OsiriX Server (C-MOVE SCP)
- Sync all the preview list of all opened viewers (See Viewer Preferences)
- 64-bit Space Navigator support
- Auto-Refresh results in Q&R window
- Auto-Retrieving in Q&R window
- Auto-Routing : option to include previous studies
- Status & Comments field in Q&R window
- Option to search by StudyDescription during Q&R
- DICOM destinations in Source List
- Incompatibility between Office 2008 and OsiriX for reports - corrected
- Display Study / Series informations in large - Press Control key
- Volume Calculator Plugin
- Copy Comments/Status when moving a study from/to another Database
- Open ROIs images: Open only images containing ROIs - DB Contextual menu
- Mark All ROIs images as Key Images - 2D Viewer menu

OsiriX requires Max OS 10.5 Leopard to run, along with a G4-, G5- or Intel-based Mac. It is available for download free of charge from

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