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= Debian-Med: Medical Imaging =

The list below includes various imaging-related software projects which are of some interest to the Debian-Med Project. Currently, only a few of them are available as Debian packages. However, it is the goal of Debian-med, to include all software which can sensibly add to a high quality Custom Debian Distribution.

Packages in Debian





[http://packages.debian.org/unstable/source/ctn ctn]

The Central Test Node (CTN) software is a DICOM implementation which was designed to be used at the RSNA (Radiological Society of North America) annual meetings to foster cooperative demonstrations by the medical imaging vendors. The goal was to provide a centralized implementation that facilitated vendor participation based on the evolving DICOM standard.


[http://www.erl.wustl.edu/DICOM/ctn.html link]

[http://packages.debian.org/unstable/source/ctsim ctsim]

CTSim provides an interactive computed tomography simulator. Computed tomography is the technique of estimating the interior of an object by on measuring x-ray absorption through an object. It has both command-line tools as well as a graphical user interface. CTSim has very education trace modes for viewing the data collection simulation as well as the reconstruction.


[http://www.ctsim.org/ link]

[http://packages.debian.org/unstable/source/dcmtk dcmtk]

DCMTK is a collection of libraries and applications implementing large parts the DICOM standard for medical image communication. It includes software for examining, constructing and converting DICOM image files, handling offline media, sending and receiving images over a network connection, as well as demonstration image storage and worklist servers. DCMTK is written in a mixture of ANSI C and C++.


[http://dicom.offis.de/dcmtk.php.en link]

[http://packages.debian.org/unstable/source/dicomnifti dicomnifti]

The dinifti program converts MRI images stored in DICOM format to NIfTI format. Files in the NIfTI format can be used with the programs FSL, AFNI and SPM. Dinifti converts single files, but also supports batch conversions of complete directories.


[https://www.cbi.nyu.edu/public/software/dinifti/ link]

[http://packages.debian.org/unstable/source/nifticlib nifticlib]

Niftilib is a set of i/o libraries for reading and writing files in the NIfTI-1 data format. NIfTI-1 is a binary file format for storing medical image data, e.g. magnetic resonance image (MRI) and functional MRI (fMRI) brain images.

public domain

[http://niftilib.sourceforge.net link]

[http://packages.debian.org/unstable/source/paul paul]

Paul = Program zur Auswertung und Umwandlung von Laserbildern (for non German speakers: Program to evaluate and convert laser images). Especially designed to work with gray scaled image sequences but may be useful for any image. The use of imlib gives great flexibility of file formats and is fast. Features: move images until they match; cut images precisely; create clickable HTML maps; 2D-FFT; operations onto single image or set of images.


[http://www.physik.uni-halle.de/~e2od5/debian/paul.html link]

[http://packages.debian.org/unstable/source/xmedcon (x)medcon]

The project name stands for Medical Image Conversion. It provides a flexible command-line utility (for batch conversion) and a neat graphical front-end using the Gtk+ toolkit. The supported formats are: Acr/Nema 2.0, Analyze (SPM), Concorde, DICOM 3.0 (incl. Siemens "mosaic" format), Ecat/Matrix 6.4, ?InterFile3.3, Gif87a/89a and raw/binary data. The library (libmdc) can be used by other programs for import and export (see e.g. AMIDE) and is extendable for other formats.


[http://xmedcon.sourceforge.net/ link]

[http://people.debian.org/~igloo/popcon-graphs/index.php?packages=ctn+ctsim+dcmtk+dicomnifti+libniftiio0+paul+xmedcon&show_installed=on&want_legend=on&beenhere=1 Popularity stats] [http://qa.debian.org/developer.php?packages=ctn+ctsim+dcmtk+dicomnifti+nifticlib+paul+xmedcon Technical summary]

Inoffcial and prospective packages






[http://apsy.gse.uni-magdeburg.de/fsl fsl]

FSL is a comprehensive library of image analysis and statistical tools for fMRI, MRI, and DTI brain imaging data.


[http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=332666 #332666]

[http://www.fmrib.ox.ac.uk/fsl/ link]

Unpackaged software




[http://amide.sourceforge.net/ amide]

AMIDE ("AMIDE's a Medical Image Data Examiner") is a completely free tool for viewing, analyzing, and registering volumetric medical imaging data sets.


[http://pni.med.jhu.edu/blox/ blox]

The purpose of the project is to develop a quantitative medical imaging and visualization program for use on brain MR, DTI and MRS data. It is a joint project of the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins University, Psychiatric Neuroimaging Lab.


[http://www.xs4all.nl/~ingenium/dicom.html ?ConQuest DICOM server]

A full featured DICOM server that has been developed based on and heavily extending the public domain UCDMC DICOM code.


[http://sourceforge.net/projects/dcm4che/ dcm4che]

dcm4che is an implementation of DICOM in Java. The sample applications may be useful on their own. It also includes an IHE compliant Image Archive application, based on J2EE.


[http://dicom.offis.de/dscope.php.en DICOMScope]

DICOMScope is a free DICOM viewer which can display uncompressed, monochrome DICOM images of all modalities and supports a calibration of the monitor according to DICOM part 14 as well as the new Presentation States. DICOMScope offers a print client (DICOM Basic Grayscale Print Management) which also implements the optional Presentation LUT SOP Class. The current release 3.5.1 contains numerous extensions, including a print server, support for encrypted DICOM communication, digital signatures and structured reporting.


[http://www.dclunie.com/dicom3tools.html Dicom3tools]

Tools and libraries for handling offline files of DICOM 3 attributes, and conversion of proprietary formats to DICOM 3. Can handle older ACR/NEMA format data, and some proprietary versions of that such as SPI.


[http://www.cardiothink.com/downloads/ ecg2png]

This program is designed to convert scanned 12-lead electrocardiograms into PNG format and a web-friendly image size. It assumes that the electrocardiogram (ECG) is printed with a black line on white paper with a red grid.


[http://www.orcero.org/irbis/kradview/ kradview]

kradview is a viewer of images obtained from some different sources: X-ray, NMR, and all DICOM-compatible imaging devices. Its aim is to be a complete platform for medical imaging and image processing.


[http://mbi.dkfz-heidelberg.de/mbi/software/ piano]

Piano is a library containing roughly 75 algorithms and tools for multi-dimensional medical image processing, analysis and visualization. It is used in the field of surgical planning.


[http://www.pixelmed.com/index.html#PixelMedJavaDICOMToolkit ?PixelMed Java DICOM Toolkit]

This is a stand-alone DICOM toolkit that implements code for reading and creating DICOM data, DICOM network and file support, a database of DICOM objects, support for display of directories, images, reports and spectra, and DICOM object validation.