Horos, a free open-source DICOM medical imaging viewer for Apple computers, has been adopted globally by tens of thousands of diverse users, from clinicians and academic researchers to lawyers and patients who want to view their medical images.
As such, after downloading Horos the next steps you should take depend on the reasons you downloaded the software in the first place.
So what are the most common use cases for Horos, and what should you do in each instance?
One of the most frequently asked questions we hear from Horos customers is "Can I use Horos in a Windows environment?" While Horos itself installs on an Apple Macintosh computer, the images that you view, analyze and store can be viewed on any workstation, tablet, or even a smartphone once you connect these all together with a Horos Cloud account.
Not everyone has a Mac. If you are looking for a full featured, free, open source DICOM viewer you will find that you have slim pickings (if any) as far as the options that are available to you. There are many reasons as to why developers choose to build such platforms accessible on iOS devices and not their competitors. So, if you are looking to use Horos on a PC, here is the long and short of it...
Have you ever gotten a generic medication in lieu of the name brand counterpart? There is an actual incentive for making this choice. You do this because it’s cheaper. However, what is the incentive for obtaining the generic version of a free open source product? Well, when you consider that if the version is not authentic you lose the quality code – there really is no benefit. When downloading Horos, always go straight to the source and get the authentic product. As always, it's free.