As an interventional cardiologist, I routinely use OsiriX to view my patient’s coronary angiograms, cardiac CT and MR, as well as to perform 3D volumetric reconstruction of the left atrium, for catheter ablation of Atrial Fibrillation.
OsiriX, through its reconstruction tools, empowers our knowledge of heart’s anatomy in a simple and intuitive way, improving the preoperative planning for electrophysiological, cardiac and vascular procedures. Therefore contributing to a better outcome.
I have not yet found anything comparable to OsiriX MD with a MacBook Pro. Being able to use OsiriX on a portable computer made it an unparalleled advanced portable workstation. In our hospital, OsiriX is also used as a PACS for radiology and cardiology, running on a MacPro with 8TB in RAID5. We already have more than 20 million images stored in more than 29,000 exams. Properly configured, OsiriX as a PACS proved to be very stable and reliable. Physicians and patients frequently use the web portal to view and share their exams. In Brazil OsiriX is very popular and now ANVISA certified, there is no similar affordable software in its category.
If I could make an analogy, I would say that OsiriX is today the Photoshop of DICOM images, truly the best.