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Old 25-07-2008, 03:26 PM
Pablo74 Pablo74 is offline
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Default Can I view a MRI Scan disc

Hi ya ,
I got an MRI scan done on my back lately and the doctor gave me a disc of pictures for future references. These pictures are coded so ...... i was just wondering is there a program i could download to view these pictures. This is purely for my own curioursity ?
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Pablo
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Old 25-07-2008, 03:30 PM
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Hi ya ,
I got an MRI scan done on my back lately and the doctor gave me a disc of pictures for future references. These pictures are coded so ...... i was just wondering is there a program i could download to view these pictures. This is purely for my own curioursity ?
Any ideas
Pablo
What do you mean by coded Pablo?
Also - the scans themselves are the most useful for future reference - as the methods of storage on disc can change with time and from place to place, so for example you might want to show your MRI somewhere that cant read the disc its on - the films are good to have.
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Old 25-07-2008, 03:47 PM
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Default Re: Can I view a MRI Scan disc

Hi truth,
When first i opened the disc it said it was coded but i have tried it again and i am viewing all pictures.... not that it makes any since to me ????

..But it is nice to know i have a heart !!!
thanks for your reply..
Pablo
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Old 25-07-2008, 03:52 PM
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Always good to have a heart......
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Old 25-07-2008, 04:38 PM
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I hate to tell you, but if you had an MRI done on your back and you can now see your heart, the radiographer must have had too much to drink ,or else you're in possession of an unusual body!!!!
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Old 25-07-2008, 04:56 PM
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Images are saved in Dicom format - industry standard for CT/MRI. They can only be opened with a dicom compatible package.

When some of the systems are writing CT/MRI to disk they will also write out a basic viewer - but not all.
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Old 26-07-2008, 01:04 AM
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I hate to tell you, but if you had an MRI done on your back and you can now see your heart, the radiographer must have had too much to drink ,or else you're in possession of an unusual body!!!!
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Old 26-07-2008, 02:38 AM
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There's a world of freeware, commercial and shareware applications available on the net. Here are a few examples -

http://www.sph.sc.edu/comd/rorden/ezdicom.html#users

http://dicom.online.fr/

http://users.forthnet.gr/ath/mkanell/

or simply type "dicom viewer" into your browser and search
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Old 26-07-2008, 03:09 AM
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Clubman, you're not suggesting the tin man has an MRI for comparison? Hopefully he's not an alloy, probably as well not to check!

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Old 26-07-2008, 08:42 PM
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Wasn't he an alloy of Dorothy, the tinman and the cowardly lion?
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