We are excited to announce that our latest project - the Horos User Guide - is finally ready! This weekend, we will be publishing the long-awaited comprehensive manual for Horos.
As the snowy wind blew outside, the Apple board room felt more like a cozy living room, with healthcare professionals sitting on couches and sleek wooden chairs, immersed in discussion around radiology, Apple’s latest Mac products, and the reason they were there - Horos.
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?
A standard radiology report is a useful way to capture and succinctly communicate the results of most imaging scans, including X-rays, CT scans and MRIs. Whether in human health or veterinarian care, this summary of the identified condition and diagnosis is a critical communication tool between the radiologist and the treating physician or patient. While radiology reports are traditionally comprised of text, reports with key images improve communication by providing a new layer of depth and understanding for physicians and their patients.
While Horos certainly still has a way to go before it can be put in the same category as a Cloud based DICOM viewer, it is still one step ahead of an onsite and physically bulky viewing workstation. With Horos, as a physician or academic, you can download the application onto your Mac laptop and you can view patient images anywhere you take your device.
If you need to view medical images, there is not a specialty out there that cannot benefit from the use of a fully featured, open source DICOM viewer like Horos. From Azerbaijan to Zimbabwe, Horos is everywhere. In fact, one of our largest Horos user populations is in Italy. Read more to learn about how Horos applies to physiotherapy…
While there are more Windows users out there than Mac, you will always find physicians using Apple products around the world. For them, Horos is a breath of fresh air, as it was built to perform on a Mac platform. From the Americas to Asia, Horos has a footprint everywhere. One such place is India.
Brazil as a nation has one of the largest Horos user populations in the world. Provided that Horos is present in 160 countries, that is a rather interesting statistic. While Horos users come from all corners of the globe, and range from a wide spectrum of specialties and professions, this spotlight introduces you to a neurosurgeon in Brazil, and how Horos has brought immense value to his career, his team, and his patients.
It’s well established that Horos is a quality free and open source DICOM viewer. However, it’s super exciting when we hear that users have become evangelists of Horos. Such users have actively been on Horos throughout various stages of their professional lives. They truly embody what Horos was built as - a solution that is applicable to all specialties utilizing imaging. Read more to hear about how Horos has been an integral part of an individual’s professional life from the very start.