I came across OsiriX in its beginning in the late 90s. My scientific focus at that time was cardiac imaging in MRI. Preparing presentations showing cine loops was so easy with OsiriX and the Apple Quicktime architecture compared to the PC/AVI hassle my colleagues had.
What I like about OsiriX is its intuitive way to work – you can feel, that it’s software for radiologists created from radiologists. It is a fully integrated radiology workstation with post procession abilities you won’t find in competitive products.
I find me quite often doing 3D or curved MPR reconstruction on my iMac on my desktop instead of using the expensive highend tools that I have nextdoor because it’s so easy and fast to use.
Beside of its tremendeous diagnostic capabilities (pushed even further with a lot of useful plugins) it’s a multipurpose swiss army knife for a plethora of DICOM tasks. We have plenty of Mac minis in our institution for webserver functionality, routing, semi-automated CD import and even CD burning all done with OsiriX.