OsiriX has been the only reason for me to switch back to OS X a decade ago as it was and remains the ideal workstation for clinical imagers and researchers in medical imaging. In my practice, OsiriX not only has the ability to robustly handle large databases of images and to integrate perfectly in a local PACS. It also contains a myriad of useful and unique tools that accelerate our daily work in reading exams. As a cardiovascular radiologist, it is uniquely designed to handle and display Cardiac MR examination with the best existing flexibility.
OsiriX fills the gap between clinical workstations and research workstations by allowing users to develop plugins. Our research group in CREATIS chose OsiriX to transfer the Matlab code of inTag in a plugin to accelerate diffusion of a dedicated software for MR tagging images. Today, it remains the only non-commercial solution with that capabilities.
In OsiriX, we are always insured to provide our tools to the largest number of potential users that enjoy not only a flexible, fast and modern DICOM viewer but also the best solution to accelerate the transfer of our research tools to the community.