5 reasons to use a DICOM viewer
21 February 2017

5 reasons to use a DICOM viewer

The main advantage of this technology is its usefulness in the diagnosis and follow-up of diseases or illnesses

DICOM is the acronym for Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine, the standard communication protocol designed by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for the exchange of medical images obtained in radiology studies.On the one hand, there is the protocol for sharing these medical images (DICOM), and on the other hand, the software for storing, printing and processing them: the DICOM viewer.


A DICOM file can be exchanged and shared among devices prepared for this format, so that several specialists can view the images of the same study simultaneously and in real time. This was inconceivable when these images could only be transferred onto expensive film (not so long ago).

Fortunately, technology advances and medical imaging management systems are constantly improving. Digitisation and DICOM advanced visualisation viewers enable:

  1. Image exchange.
  2. Easy storage.
  3. Cost savings in all the processes.
  4. Diagnosis.
  5. Follow-up of different diseases and illnesses (cancer, cardiovascular problems, etc.).


Evolution and improvement of DICOM viewers


Most medical professionals consider DICOM viewers powerful tools for their work. This technology greatly facilitates the day-to-day of cardiologists, traumatologist, oncologists, etc. and most importantly, it improves the healthcare and service to patients.

DICOM viewers are constantly evolving to respond to the specific demands of professionals and the advances occurring in the different medical imaging techniques (computed tomography [CT], magnetic resonance [MR], PET-CT, etc.).

Conventional X-ray studies entail between 4 and 6 images. However, an ultrasound study may have 100 images, while CT or MR studies can have up to 1,000. Specialists constantly require more of reading software to fit their specific needs and allow them to easily work with these volumes of information.

There are different types of DICOM viewers with different image processing abilities and advanced functions. In general, these programs are small, and besides image visualisation, they can take measurements and convert images to other formats.

In eMedica we have gone further to offer CUSTOMISED SOLUTIONS.

For example, with eVida Vascular, advanced 3D image viewing software for the surgical planning of vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists from computed tomography (CT) radiology studies.

This is a 3D medical image viewer created to cover a real need encountered by professionals: the observation and analysis of aortic aneurysms and preoperative planning for endovascular repair (EVAR) of standard or fenestrated aortas.


Software for vascular surgeons created with the help of vascular surgeons.

You can download the trial version here.

If you have any doubts or you would like to know more about us, feel free to contact us, either through our website or by email info@emedicahealth.com.