Weasis Viewer

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View and thoroughly analyze all aspects of DICOM medical files, from multiple angles, all with the help of this comprehensive utility

Weasis (through the DICOM web plugin). Oviyam (instructions are available in the forum). Make also sure to check out the following extensions to Orthanc: Stone Web viewer plugin (advanced version of the Orthanc Web viewer). Orthanc Web viewer plugin. The launch of the application is based on the weasis protocol available since version 3.5. However, it is still possible to use weasis 3.5 with Java Webstart (but only with Java 8 to 10), see the old documentation. Using weasis-pacs-connector allows a high degree of integration and facilitates connection to a PACS. Here are some of the advantages. Weasis is a multipurpose standalone and web-based DICOM viewer with a highly modular architecture. It’s available as a desktop applicatoin or as a web-based application. It’s used in healthcare by hospitals, health networks, multicenter research trials, and patients. The viewer loads automatically images from DICOMDIR or from directories configured in “weasis/conf/config.properties (by default weasis.portable.dicom.directory=dicom,DICOM,IMAGES,images). For burning studies with Weasis, and additionnal plugin must be activated. In the web distribution, add weasis-ext.war. Weasis is a multipurpose web-based DICOM viewer with a highly modular architecture. Weasis is a multipurpose web-based DICOM viewer with. Multimedia capabilities.

What's new in Weasis 3.7.0:

  • Implemented enhancements:
  • Handle spatial calibration of US with multiple regions (only when a single region in cm is present)
  • Update to weasis-dicom-tools
  • Update to OpenCV 4.5.0
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Designed mainly for medical professionals, but also very much usable by any day-to-day user with an inclination towards medical file and image study, Weasis is a cross-platform, Java-based utility that provides a staggering array of tools for viewing DICOM (short for Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) files and radiological images.

Before we dive deeper into what really makes this app useful, there are a few things worth mentioning. First off, the fact that this is a portable app, which means that not only it doesn't require installation, but it can also be launched in mere seconds, directly from a flash drive, on any Windows PC or Mac that's running Java.

Incredibly feature-packed and well-thought-out DICOM/medical viewer

One of the best things about this app is the fact that it comes with support for a wide array of DICOM files, including multi-frame, enhanced, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MIMI Encapsulation, SR, PR, KOS, and AU, coming from all storage mediums, including CDs and DVDs or other portable media. It's also quite capable of working with most other photo formats as well, with support for TIFF, BMP, FlashPix, GIF, JPEG, PNG, and PNM.

One other area where this app shines is in the image manipulation department, as it allows you to effortlessly manage photos with specialized and intuitive tools for panning, zooming, windowing, rotating, flipping, scrolling, and filtering pictures.

Since we're on the subject, a special notice goes out to the 'multi-viewer' feature which makes it possible for you to view multiple images in various customizable layouts, quite handy for situations when you want to compare various images on one screen.

Not just a glorified image viewer, but a full-fledged analyzer with measurements and drawing features on tap

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Last but not least, the app's measurement and annotation tools which, as we're sure you'll see, are many. Ranging from simple tools that can help you calculate the distance between two selected points, to more complex ones that allow you to calculate any custom-defined share, area, or angles, the app has got you covered.

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Last but not least, you might also be interested in knowing that the app allows you to save the measurements and annotations in DICOM PR or directly to XML format. There are a few other similar options as well, as you can export DICOM to ZIP, ISO, TIFF, JPEG, and PNG formats if you want.

Very capable DICOM viewer and analyzer that can be used on all major platforms, by all types of users

All things considered, Weasis is a very compelling and feature-packed utility that is sure to come in handy to medical professionals and, why not, even patients. It packs a praiseworthy number of useful features and, thanks to its modular structure, it can be further improved with the help of plugins.

The only drawback is the interface which could have been better, as we're sure users running Windows 10 on their tables will surely struggle a bit with the tiny buttons and desktop-orientated controls.

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Weasis 3.7.0

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