We are a French medical center with 5 specialists in rheumatology with two radiology rooms, a bone densitometry and 2 ultrasounds devices.
Naturally, when we moved to digitization we are studying the possibilities to share studies and create a PACS. Three of 5 physicians were working on Mac OS. In the absence of serious competition, our project was realized with the establishment of OsiriX platform. Its extreme ease of installation and use, its openness to the other 2 PCs and our FUJI console as well as its free distribution were the major factors in our choice.
Choosing OsiriX was part of our policy of “all open source” with openoffice for office, MedinTux for managing patient records and for our windows virtualbox virtualization.
In addition, the active international community of users, the spirit of mutual aid, quality and relevance of responses encouraged us and eases the task. The proximity of the Pixmeo team reassured us. The use of the web portal OsiriX has transformed our daily practice by opening our database to other users.