OsiriX on iPhone is a fully DICOM-compliant listener that can receive images from any DICOM imaging device through WiFi network. The iPhone application is designed to work seamlessly with the desktop version of the software (running only on a Mac). The desktop version of OsiriX is an Open Source software program distributed for free (www.osirixviewer.com). Transferring images from OsiriX application to the iPhone version is performed by a simple drag-and-drop of image stored in the OsiriX database. Mobile OsiriX is a convenient extension to the OsiriX desktop software for users that need access to images remotely anywhere anytime. Its performance is clearly superior to traditional web-based teleradiology systems and it allows local storage and review of. It provides fast interactive image manipulation tools such as zoom, pan, cine and contrast adjustment of images through the multipoint touch screen interface of the iPhone. It can handle remote query and retr ieve of DICOM images directly from a list displayed on the device itself. The convenience of being able to access DICOM images remotely added to the fact that images can be previewed on the iPhone screen in a very effective and convenient way offers a new perspective for mobile teleradiology.
The performance of image manipulation on the device itself instead of traditional web-based interface adds a degree of freedom and robustness in case of network interruptions or poor wireless signal.
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