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OsiriX is an open source program written by Antoine Rosset, M.D., which turns an Apple Macintosh into a DICOM PACS workstation for medical imaging and image processing.

OsiriX is distributed under the GNU General Public License and its source code is available to anyone.

Note: This documentation is pertinent to OsiriX version 2.7.5, but this documentation is rather dated and does not pertain to the latest version (3.8.1) of OsiriX. For the latest version see and

  1. About OsiriX
  2. OsiriX Specifications
  3. OsiriX System Requirements
  4. Downloading and Installing OsiriX
  5. FAQ

OsiriX HOW TOs

OsiriX Menu Reference

OsiriX Developer Information

Setting an Osirix Based workflow

I would like to assemble information and opinions for integrating Osirix into the IMAGING Department of a Hospital. I set up a group at yahoo to start compiling info and ideas. Please tell me if this is the correct place to put this information. So I WIll write here several of my questions/conclusions, and I will integrate into the wiki so that similar projects can view and improve recommendations.

Yahoo OsiriX group

Proposed setup -First workstation, a Mac Pro 8 core, 16 GB ram(*A), 2x500 GB Hard Drive (*B) Graphics to drive 2 monitors(*C). 2 Optical drives.

-Second workstation, a Mac pro X? core, 8 GB ram(*A), 2x500 GB, Graphics 2, Monitors 2x30" 4Mp Color.

-A dedicated 1Gb Ethernet switch for Imaging dept, 2 ports each mac por (in tandem) conected to all other Imaging equipment apart from the rest of the hospital, and a router to hospital network.

-A filmless printing solution for non diagnostic printing of images and reports. (*C)


  1. CPU
  2. Storage
  3. Displays
  4. Network (HW)
  5. Printing
  6. Burning CD or DVDs
  7. Alternative solutions
  8. Additional tools
  9. Help with IT, costs

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