Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2018


Starviewer: FOSS DICOM Medical Imaging Software

Over 10 years fulfilling the daily needs of clinicians and researchers

Starviewer is a user-friendly diagnosis application. Thanks to its versatility, it is able to combine, in the same environment, the day to day diagnosis interface with a more specific research application. The platform is the result of combining research knowledge of Graphics and Imaging Laboratory technicians, from the University of Girona, with the experience of the radiologists from Institut de Diagnòstic per la Imatge, a prestigious imaging institute located in the main Catalan public hospitals. Starviewer has been in use for more than 10 years and has about 600 daily active users.

Starviewer integrates in the same environment basic and advanced image analysis techniques to assist radiologists in diagnosis. The modular design of the platform supports the integration of new funcionalities designed to diagnose any kind of pathology. Starviewer is a GPLv3+ multi-language and cross-platform application available on Windows, macOS and GNU/Linux. It supports the DICOM standard and IHE profiles.

DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) is a standard for the transmission, storage and visualization of medical images and data. This standard is widely adopted by device manufacturers, storage servers and visualization software. Thus, the medical imaging ecosystem is not a walled garden.

Starviewer is developed in C++ making use of several open source libraries like Qt, VTK, ITK, DCMTK, GDCM and ThreadWeaver. It has modules for 2D and 3D visualization, and for DICOM printing. Additionally, there are several research modules focused on segmentation, registration, etc. which are not intended for daily use. Our main goal is to provide a medical image viewer focused on the image diagnosis process that is quick and efficient, and covers most of the daily needs.


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