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March 14, 2005

Your x-ray on ipod

User is setting the agenda. This is by far the most impressive example of how deep this open source and ipod phenomena has gone.

UCLA's Dr Osman Ratib, whose background is in medical imaging, wanted to find a way to sidestep the $100,000 workstations needed to view high resolution images that required 3D rendering. With help from programmer and fellow radiologist Dr Antoine Rosset, he created OsiriX, an open source application, to enable radiologists to teleconference with the images on Mac desktop systems.


"The platform has similar functionality [to the high-end workstations], it's accessible to the rest of the medical community and you don't have to spend $100,000, $200,000 to view the images," Ratib said.

Use whatever words you like - longtail or ipodding ! This is just the begining. Goodluck to all the people who still harbor ambition to build centralized architecture.

March 14, 2005 in Open source | Permalink


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