Journal of Digital Imaging

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 91–99

Creation of DICOM—Aware Applications Using ImageJ

  • Daniel P. Barboriak
  • Anthony O. Padua
  • Gerald E. York
  • James R. MacFall
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10278-004-1879-4

Cite this article as:
Barboriak, D.P., Padua, A.O., York, G.E. et al. J Digit Imaging (2005) 18: 91. doi:10.1007/s10278-004-1879-4

Abstract

The demand for image-processing software for radiology applications has been increasing, fueled by advancements in both image-acquisition and image-analysis techniques. The utility of existing image-processing software is often limited by cost, lack of flexibility, and/or specific hardware requirements. In particular, many existing packages cannot directly utilize images formatted using the specifications in part 10 of the DICOM standard (“DICOM images”). We show how image analyses can be performed directly on DICOM images by using ImageJ, a free, Java-based image-processing package (http://rsb.info.nih.gov/ij/). We demonstrate how plug-ins written in our laboratory can be used along with the ImageJ macro script language to create flexible, low-cost, multiplatform image-processing applications that can be directed by information contained in the DICOM image header.

Key words

Image processing image analysis DICOM Java 

Copyright information

© SCAR (Society for Computer Applications in Radiology) 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel P. Barboriak
    • 1
  • Anthony O. Padua
    • 1
  • Gerald E. York
    • 1
  • James R. MacFall
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyDuke University Medical CenterDurhamUSA

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