Miele-LXIV: Open source/ Free DICOM Workstation & Viewer for macOS

DICOM Apr 06, 2019

Miele-LXIV is a Mac OSX native DICOM workstation and viewer, It's completely free/ libre software as it released under GPL3.0 license. Miele-LXIV is developed and maintained by group of developers who is providing regular upgrade for it.

Miele-LXIV is available for install from the iTunes app store (macApp) which makes it easy to follow its releases and upgrade to the latest release with one click.

Miele-LXIV supports Mac OSX 10.9 (OS X Mavericks) and later, which means it works smoothly at OS X Yosemite, OS X El Capitan, macOS Sierra, macOS High Sierra, and macOS Mojave.


Miele-LXIV DICOM Viewer features

2D DICOM Viewer

  1. Intuitive GUI
  2. Customizable Toolbars
  3. Bicubic Interpolation with full 32-bit pixel pipeline
  4. Thick Slab for multi-slice CT and MRI (Mean, MIP, Volume Rendering)
  5. ROIs: Polygons, Circles, Pencil, Rectangles, Point, ... with undo/redo support
  6. Key Images
  7. Multi-Buttons and Scroll-wheel mouses supported, including Magic Trackpad support.
  8. Custom CLUT (Color Look-Up Tables)
  9. Custom 3x3 and 5x5 Convolution Filters (Bone filters, ...)
  10. 4D Viewer for Cardiac-CT and other temporal series
  11. Image Fusion for PET-CT & SPECT-CT exams with adjustable blending percentage
  12. Image subtraction for XA
  13. Hanging Protocols
  14. Tiles export
  15. 2D Image Registration & Reslicing
  16. Workspaces
  17. Plugins support for external functions

3D DICOM Post-Processing Viewer

  1. MPR (Multiplanar Reconstruction) with Thick Slab (Mean, MIP, Volume Rendering)
  2. 3D Curved-MPR with Thick Slab
  3. 3D MIP (Maximum Intensity Projection)
  4. 3D Volume Rendering
  5. 3D Surface Rendering
  6. 3D ROIs
  7. 3D Image Registration
  8. Stereo Vision with Red/Blue glasses
  9. Export any 3D images to Quicktime, TIFF, JPEG
  10. All 3D viewers support 'Image Fusion' for PET-CT exams and '4D mode' for Cardiac-CT.
3D DICOM viewer features

Miele-LXIV DICOM file I/O features

  1. Read and display all DICOM Files (mono-frame, multi-frames)
  2. Read and display the new MRI/CT multi-frame format (5200 group)
  3. JPEG Lossy, JPEG Lossless, JPEG-LS, JPEG 2000, RLE Monochrome1, Monochrome2, RGB, YBR, Planar, Palettes, ...
  4. Support custom (non-square) Pixel Aspect Ratio 8, 12, 16, 32 bits
  5. Write 'SC' (Secondary Capture) DICOM Files from any 2D/3D reconstructions
  6. Read and display all DICOM Meta-Data
  7. Read AND Write DICOM CD/DVD (DICOMDIR support)
  8. Export DICOM Files to TIFF, JPEG, Quicktime, RAW, DICOM, PACS CD/DVD Creation with DICOMDIR support, including cross-platform viewer (Weasis)
  9. Built-in SQL compatible database with an unlimited number of files

Miele-LXIV networking features

  1. Send studies (C-STORE SCU, DICOM Send)
  2. Receive studies (C-STORE SCP, DICOM Listener)
  3. Query and Retrieve studies from/to a PACS workstation (C-FIND SCU, C-MOVE SCU, WADO)
  4. Use Miele-LXIV as a DICOM PACS server (C-FIND SCP, C-MOVE SCP, WADO)
  5. On-the-fly conversion between all DICOM transfer syntaxes C-GET SCU/SCP and WADO support for dynamic IP transfers.

Miele-LXIV DICOM Printing  features

  1. Seamless integration with OsiriX HD for iPhone/iPad
  2. Seamless integration with any PACS server, including the open-source dcm4chee server
  3. Non-DICOM Files Support
  4. LSM files from Zeiss (8, 16, 32 bits) (Confocal Microscopy)
  5. BioRadPIC files (8, 16, 32 bits) (Confocal Microscopy)
  6. TIFF (8, 12, 16, 32 bits), multi-page
  7. ANALYZE (8, 12, 16, 32 bits)
  8. PNG, JPEG, PDF (multi-pages), Quicktime, AVI, MPEG, MPEG4

Miele-LXIV Optimization features

  1. Multi-threaded for multi-processors and multi-core processors support
  2. Asynchronous reading
  3. OpenGL for 2D Viewer and all 3D Viewers
  4. Graphics board accelerated, with 3D texture mapping support

Developer's note


Miele-LXIV's developers provide a build instruction note for building Miele-LXIV from source, However, It comes with complete dynamic plugins architecture support that helps developers to build their own plugins/ extensions to extend its functionalities. Some other developer options are packed for creating/ managing windows, access to Cocoa framework and OpenGL views access support.

Miele-LXIV has a plugin generator that allow developers to build their plugins quickly using Xcode.


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Hamza Mu

A physician with programming skills, Linux user since late 1990s, Open source supporter . Doing coding with Python, NodeJS (Meteor, VueJS, Express, D3, PhantomJS), SmallTalk & R language.