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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Re: GNUmed 0.9.rc2

From: Sebastian Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Re: GNUmed 0.9.rc2
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 21:33:13 +0100
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Am Mittwoch, 23. März 2011, 21:16:36 schrieb Karsten Hilbert:
> On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 08:10:15PM +0100, Andreas Tille wrote:
> > > NEW: support dicomscope as DICOM viewer
> Don't be fooled. This means *also* support dicomscope in
> addition to those already supported.
> > I just noticed that the med-practice[1] metapackage contains one package
> > which provides DICOM viewer functionality: aeskulap.  As somebody who is
> > not using this package I wonder, whether this package is somehow
> > specific for a medical practice (and if yes, why) or whether this is
> > just a historical artifact because it was simply the first in Debian.
> > Could you give some kind of usage statistics, what DICOM viewer which is
> > packaged for Debian is the most useful in a medical practice?
> Let me tell you this: *all of them are crap* as far as the
> busy doctor goes. Aeskulap is, perhaps, closest to the
> *looks* of the typical Windows browsers. Dicomscope OTOH
> scratches the surface when it comes to offering the built-in
> tools a doctor needs to evaluate images (but doesn't support
> Here's another dirty little secret: Many of the commercial
> viewers which are put on patient CD-ROMs are crap as well :-))
> OsiriX and/or CADx need to get packaged for Debian !!  :-))

Osirix cannot be packaged for Debian. It is Apple only. One would have to port 
the user interface or the underlying widget toolkit.


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