Tuesday, January 4, 2022

How to open the Dicom Image in Linux

This is a short tutorial on how we can open and view the Dicom images in Linux operating system.

Here, we will install weasis desktop application to view the Dicom images.


Download the desired weasis installer compatible with your operating system from weasis website. 

For Linux, download the .deb installer. Go to the download folder and open the terminal and execute the .deb file

sudo dpkg -i weasis_3.8.0-1_amd64.deb

Here, weasis_3.8.0-1_amd64.deb is the downloaded file, you can use your own downloaded .deb file.

Now, you are good to go to open the Dicom images. Go to the sample image and select the image and right-click, you can see open with weasis option, select and view the image. Or simply double click on the image which will open the installed weasis application to view the Dicom image.

Key Features
  • Display all kinds of DICOM files (including multi-frame, enhanced, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MIME Encapsulation, SR, PR, KOS, AU, RT and ECG)
  • Image manipulation (pan, zoom, windowing, presets, rotation, flip, scroll, crosshair, filtering...)
  • Viewer for common image formats (TIFF, BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, RAS, HDR, and PNM)
  • Layouts for comparing series or studies
  • Advanced series synchronization options
  • Display Presentation States (GSPS) and Key Object Selection
  • Create key images (Key Object Selection object) by selection
  • Support of Modality LUTs, VOI LUTs, and Presentation LUTs (even non-linear) 
  • Support of several screens with different calibration, support of HiDPI (High Dots Per Inch) monitors, full-screen mode
  • Multiplanar reconstructions and Maximum Intensity Projection
  • Display Structured Reports
  • Display and search into all DICOM attributes
  • Display cross-lines Measurement and annotation tools
  • Region statistics of pixels (Min, Max, Mean, StDev, Skewness, Kurtosis, Entropy)
  • Histogram of modality values 
  • SUV measurement 
  • Save measurements and annotations in DICOM PR or XML file
  • Import CD/DVD and local DICOM files 
  • Export DICOM with several options (DICOMDIR, ZIP, ISO image file with Weasis, TIFF, JPEG, PNG...)
  • Magnifier glass Native and DICOM printing 
  • Read DICOM image containing float or double data (Parametric Map)
  • DICOM ECG Viewer


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