Dicom Viewer

The ORPALIS DICOM Viewer is a free tool for medical staff (like physicians, dentists, veterinarians, students in medicine and so forth) as well as for anyone else needing to view files in the specialized DICOM format. DICOM stands for “Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine” and it is the standard format for medical imaging. Download Free DICOM Viewer for Windows now from Softonic: 100% safe and virus free. More than 1916 downloads this month. Download Free DICOM Viewer latest version 2020. 5- xMedCon xMedCon DICOM Viewer (Windows, Linux, Mac OSX). XMedCon is a DICOM viewer that provides DICOM images conversion functionality, It was written with C language and works flawlessly, It gives the user the option as well to export to jpg still image or gif animated image. XMedCon library has been used in several projects and proven to be a powerful base for DICOM related projects.

MicroDicom DICOM viewer is equipped with most common tools for manipulation of DICOM images and it has an intuitive user interface. It also has the advantage of being free for use and accessible to everyone. Features: Open and save medical images in DICOM format; Read DICOM files of any manufacturer and modality. Sante DICOM Viewer Mac is our new, full-featured viewer, editor, converter, dicomizer, anonymizer and PACS client for MacOS systems. It can be used as a mini PACS server as well.

The ORPALIS DICOM Viewer is a free tool for medical staff (like physicians, dentists, veterinarians, students in medicine and so forth) as well as for anyone else needing to view files in the specialized DICOM format.

DICOM stands for “Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine” and it is the standard format for medical imaging.

To learn some more about DICOM format, just check the blog article we’ve dedicated to it.
The ORPALIS DICOM Viewer is based on our GdPicture.NET SDK, it was written in WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) and, like all our products, it runs on any 32- or 64-bit Windows Operating Systems starting with Windows XP / NT up to the latest ones.

ORPALIS DICOM Viewer Features.

Supports all DICOM file types from version 1 to version 3.

Support DICOM files with multiple embedded images.

Simple and intuitive interface.

Multithreaded files loading.

Load single DICOM file or multiple files located in the same folder.

View all attached tags (Patient, Study, Physician, Image).

Dicom Viewer

Adjust Window Level (WL) and Window Width (WW) by mouse interaction.

Animate series of frames in loop mode.

Explore multiple frames via a thumbnail viewer using the scrolling feature.


Image capturing for paste.

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The Story.

The story behind ORPALIS DICOM Viewer is quite simple and actually, it is similar to the stories behind PaperScan and ORPALIS PDF Reducer.
The starting point was testing of the -then- latest versions of GdPicture.NET SDK.
For DICOM files, an open-source simple example for GdPicture.NET customers followed shortly and the results were so amazing that we decided to add features in order to create a fully-fledged software tool so anyone needing to view DICOM files will be able to use it for free.
Unlike PaperScan, ORPALIS PDF Reducer or the other free tool from our Labs, the free Virtual Barcode Reader Free, the ORPALIS DICOM Viewer is, as a premiere, written in Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) so developers using GdPicture.NET toolkit can get a clear idea of how efficient our SDK is when used in WPF development cycles.
Feel free to ask for new features or to discuss and share your impressions on ORPALIS DICOM Viewer dedicated forum section or on our social media pages.

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Despite high adoption rates and a myriad of choices, the complexity of many medical software systems can frustrate even the most technologically literate provider.

Interoperability woes can make it difficult to share and view medical images from disparate systems, especially if providers are using outdated EMR software or don’t have a Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS). As medicine moves towards a film-less future, providers must have the software tools necessary to share, view, or edit medical images. To accomplish this, many providers are choosing standalone DICOM viewers.

DICOM stands for Digital Imaging and COmmunications in Medicine. It is an international standard file format and network communications protocol developed by the American College of Radiology (ACR) specifically for medical imaging. Most EHR systems support the DICOM standard for viewing and transmitting images. If you can already view DICOM images within your EHR, you likely won’t require a standalone viewer. However, if your system doesn’t support DICOM, you’re having difficulty communicating with a PACS or RIS system, or if you don’t have PACS/RIS access — or even EHR at all — a free DICOM viewer will help you get started viewing images.

The following systems can help you securely view, edit, and share DICOM images. Some offer paid versions intended for commercial applications, which usually include increased functionality — or at least won’t remind you constantly that you’re using a trial version. The software below is listed in no particular order, and represents some of the better systems on the market.


Dicom Reader App

A smooth, minimalist graphical user interface makes 3DimViewer easy to use and learn. It’s capable of displaying 3D imaging profiles, including multi-planar and orthogonal displays, but it’s specialty is both volume and surface renderings with thresholding-based tissue segmentation. GPU acceleration is necessary for volume rendering, so don’t try to use this on older computers, or even many newer models with integrated graphics chipsets.

Native installers are available for Macintosh, Windows, and Linux-based platforms, making it one of the more flexible systems available. It is also open-source, meaning your developers (if you have them) can use the publicly available C++ code to integrate with it with other programs, or otherwise customize your system. It is a view-only solution—there’s no native editing beyond simple brightness, contrast, etc. Installers for Macintosh and Windows 32 and 64-bit systems are available here—Linux users will have to go to SourceForge.

DICOM Web Viewer (DWV)

Dicom viewer freeware

DWV is a completely browser-based DICOM viewer written in Javascript and HTML5, which means you can use it on almost any device with almost all modern browsers, including laptops, tablets, phones, and even some smart televisions. With some coding, it can be incorporated into any PACS server that supports the Web Access to DICOM persistent Objects (WADO) protocol, or images can be browsed or accessed via a local URL.

Once again, this is a view-only system, so there’s no editing. The link above will take you to the full wiki, and demos can be found here. While the GitHub version requires some programming knowledge to implement, you can also get DWV as a Chrome extension, a Google Drive app, or a WordPress plugin. Visit the GitHub link for more information.


One of the most advanced systems on our list, Mango — or Multi-image Analysis GUI — is available in three versions, for Windows, Macintosh, or Linux <desktops (Mango), browser (Papaya), or iPad (iMango). The browser version does require some coding, so you’ll need some knowledge of HTML and JavaScript to use it. Developed by Jack Lancaster, Ph.D. and Michael Martinez at the University of Texas Health Science Center’s Research Imaging Institute, Mango supports DICOM, NEMA-DES, MINC, and NIFTI image formats, VTK, GIFTI, and BrainVisa surface rendering formats. It even can create custom imaging formats and filters.

Mango offers a host of analysis, processing, and editing features, and can convert, anonymize, and register images. It offers more functionality than many commercial systems, thanks to initial and ongoing support via grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.

Escape EMV

EMV is a lightweight DICOM viewer that can open most DICOM images and DICOMDIR files from CD/DVD, flash drives, etc. The software comes in two different versions, a recently updated version for Mac, and an unsupported version for Windows. EMV can access WADO PACS systems to retrieve studies. It can handle user objects, like annotations and measurements, and is available in English, French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese versions.

The tool offers anonymizing capabilities, can export images, and the viewer offers various displays, overlays, filters, marking, and colorizations. It requires QuickTime to work, which is why the Windows version is unsupported. While you can download and demo the software for free, using it in a commercial environment requires a €245 license for up to three computers.


Yes, that IrfanView, the simple free image viewer you may have downloaded in the early 90s to view .gifs, .tiffs, and other image files now supports DICOM viewing. It is provided as freeware for non-commercial use, so if you want to use it in your medical practice you’ll need to register it and pay a one time, $12 licensing fee, but if all you want is a lightweight program to view simple DICOM images on your Windows desktop, IrfanView is hard to beat.


This is not intended to be a comprehensive list — there are hundreds, if not thousands of software solutions for viewing, editing, and otherwise manipulating DICOM and other medical imaging formats. An ideal DICOM viewing platform would involve access to an in-house or networked PACS server at the radiology center of your choosing, but we recognize that many physicians are not operating under ideal circumstances.

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