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==Quick breakdown==
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===Pro===
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*Best GUI out of all software (due to Mac's ease of use)
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*Extremely basic and easy to use
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*Powerful volumetric rendering capabilities
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*Open source and very prosperous future with plenty of community support and explorations
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===Con===
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*Mac ONLY and we do not have a powerful portable mac system
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*No known configuration to fully utilize 3D stereo projection!
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*No 3D segmentation editor other than volumetric editor
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===Bottom Line===
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If you need to segment any structures, don't use OsiriX. If you need to look at the 3D volumes instead of specific structures, OsiriX is more powerful and easier to use than others and provides better rendering results in GENERAL. OsiriX is also much easier for regular 2D dicom slide visualizations. So far, we have not been able to utilize OsiriX to its maximum power due to the lack of expertise in the field. Hopefully if you are reading this, you are becoming the leading expert in this.
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==More Resources==
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This section of wiki is devoted to the discovery and proper utilization of OsiriX
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Close preferences windows, and always close Osirix by clicking on quit Osirix  in the Osirix menu to save preferences
 
Close preferences windows, and always close Osirix by clicking on quit Osirix  in the Osirix menu to save preferences
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Revision as of 20:35, 8 May 2009

Quick breakdown

Pro

  • Best GUI out of all software (due to Mac's ease of use)
  • Extremely basic and easy to use
  • Powerful volumetric rendering capabilities
  • Open source and very prosperous future with plenty of community support and explorations

Con

  • Mac ONLY and we do not have a powerful portable mac system
  • No known configuration to fully utilize 3D stereo projection!
  • No 3D segmentation editor other than volumetric editor

Bottom Line

If you need to segment any structures, don't use OsiriX. If you need to look at the 3D volumes instead of specific structures, OsiriX is more powerful and easier to use than others and provides better rendering results in GENERAL. OsiriX is also much easier for regular 2D dicom slide visualizations. So far, we have not been able to utilize OsiriX to its maximum power due to the lack of expertise in the field. Hopefully if you are reading this, you are becoming the leading expert in this.

More Resources

This section of wiki is devoted to the discovery and proper utilization of OsiriXOsiriX (Software)

Osirix Preference Settings

To get Osirix to check for new updates

Open Osirix Select "Preferences" Go to "General" Check box labled "Check automatically for updates at start-up time"

This option is useful because is enables you to have the latest version of Osirix at all times while working with the application.

To change database settings

In preference window, click on right arrow to arrive in database settings Click on "copy files to Osirix data folder"and be sure to select "ask the user" box While in this window, it is possible to change the database settings according to personal preference and organizational needs.

Checking "ask the user" is useful because anytime data comes into Osirix the system will ask user if the user wants to import that data

To change comments field (very important for organizing data for multiple users)

In Database Preference menu, go to comments box In "use this DICOM value to fill it" field, change element to 1060

This Allows Osirix database to pull a DICOM element out of data and display it in Database view, useful for creating a worklist for multiple users.

To set up "hanging protocols"

Changing the hanging protocols allows you to specify how many view ports are available on screen

Useful for deciding size and number of view ports that will best fit screen, listen ports, and uses

In preferences, click on right arrow until you arrive at protocol settings Change modality to CT Change number of rows to 2 Change number of columns to 3 Do this again with MR modality Then click on show all and click on listener

The protocol settings contain 3 important options: AETitle for the computer, TCP/IP port number and TCP/IP address This information is needed in order so that IT administrator s can allow Osirix to communicate with other modalities , servers, and other nodes on DICOM network At bottom of this screen, is another option. "Publish my DICOM node over network through Bonjour protocol". Leave this checked in because this allows different Osirix workstations to communicate with each other.

To enter parameters for another Osirix Workstation

Click on locations These settings are the IP address, AETitle, and port number for other DICOM nodes on the network Double click on address Enter appropriate IP address Type AETitle in. It is important that this be done with no errors. It is case sensitive Type in port And type in appropriate description. It may be anything you like Leave transfer syntax option as is

To change print preferences

In preferences, click on print and click on + sign, options for print layout, settings, and job should become available Adjust to appropriate print settings on this screen Osirix works with all DICOM printers

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