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MedicalExplorationToolKit (METK) was designed for loading, visualizing and exploring segmented medical data sets. It is a framework with about 50 modules. All METK modules can be reused in different applications.


Medical Imaging Interaction Toolkit (MITK) is a free open-source software system for development of interactive medical image processing software. MITK combines the Insight Toolkit (ITK) and the Visualization Toolkit (VTK).

National Alliance for Medical Image Computing

The National Alliance for Medical Image Computing (NA-MIC) was created to implement a robust and flexible open-source infrastructure for developing and applying advanced imaging technologies across a range of important biomedical research disciplines.

Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse (NITRC)

Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse (NITRC) facilitates finding and comparing neuroimaging resources for functional and structural neuroimaging analyses—including popular tools as well as many others housed in some obscure corner of cyberspace. Read More »


OpenSourcePACS is a free, open source image referral, archiving, routing and viewing system. It delivers a complete wet read system, enabling an imaging clinic or hospital to offer its services over the web to physicians within or outside the institution.

OsiriX Imaging Software

OsiriX is an advanced open source image processing software solution for viewing DICOM images produced by medical imaging equipment, e.g. MRI, CT, PET, Ultrasounds. It is fully compliant with the DICOM standard for image comunication and image file formats. OsiriX is able to receive images transferred by DICOM communication protocol from any PACS or imaging modality.


Sana is a standard-focused open source system that supports audio, images, location-based data, text, and video. The complete Sana system consists of at least one phone and a web-connected server. The server runs the medical records system of choice, such as OpenMRS, and the Sana Dispatch Server program. It is available under the BSD license. Read More »

The Insight Journal 3.0

Julien Jomier & Charles Marion | The KitWare Blog | September 26, 2011

Kitware’s data publishing team just announced the release of a new major version the Insight Journal. The Insight Journal is an open access journal covering scientific domains from visualization to image computing. Since its launch in 2006, the Insight Journal (IJ) has become a central resource for scientific developers around the world. Nowadays, the IJ counts more than 2300 users and hosts more than 490 publications and 840 reviews. The unique characteristics of the IJ include free and open access to not only articles and reviews but also datasets and source code. Read More »

VistA Imaging

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) VistA Imaging system facilitates medical decision-making by delivering complete multimedia patient information to the clinician’s desktop in an integrated manner. Read More »

Visualization ToolKit (VTK)

Visualization Toolkit (VTK) is an open source, freely available software system for 3D computer graphics, image processing and visualization. VTK has an extensive information visualization framework, has a suite of 3D interaction widgets, supports parallel processing, and integrates with various databases on GUI toolkits such as Qt and Tk. Read More »