To choose one out of a myriad of choices can sometimes be troublesome even for the most tech-savvy medical professionals. Sometimes, the software doesn’t run outside of a specific platform, sometimes interoperability problems cause difficulties in sharing the data. We’ll help you find the top 6 free medical imaging software that is free and maintains the DICOM standard.


Multi-image Analysis GUI aka Mango is one of the most powerful free medical imaging software out there. It runs on Linux, Mac OS, and Windows OS and is free for use for everyone. People often use Mango for educational, research, and non-commercial reasons. Mango has lots of analyzing, processing, and managing features for medical imaging. It has more functionality than even some paid software.


PostDICOM is an excellent cloud-based software service for DICOM image viewing, uploading, sharing, and uploading. Users are given 50GB of free cloud space on the website. The service is free for everyone and the files stored in the cloud will be there as long as the user’s account remains active. Subscription is optional. PostDICOM supports image files obtained from CT, PET, CAT, MRI, Mammography, X-Ray, Endoscopy, etc. to name a few. In addition to DICOM file formats, it also supports file formats like PDF, JPG, BMP, and AVI.


3DMViewer is an open-source DICOM image viewer that is lightweight and runs on Linux, Mac OS, and Windows OS. You can customize your system or integrate with it by using the publicly available C++ codes. It’s very useful for 3D visualization of CT and MRI scans. It’s very skillful for 3D surface rendering, surface modeling for segmented tissue and it can also segment tissues based on thresholding.

Escape EMV

Escape EMV is an open-source DICOM image viewer with which you can view, analyze, and convert DICOM images. In addition to DICOM files, it can also open DICOMDIR files and send and receive data from PACS servers. It can manage user operations, e.g. measurements and annotations and available in 5 languages.


MicroDicom is a free DICOM image viewer but it only runs on Windows OS. This reduces its user base but it’s a very good DICOM viewer and has many functions. Its key use is for processing and storing DICOM images. Similar to PostDICOM, in addition to supporting regular DICOM image files, it also supports other image file formats like JPEG, PNG, TIFF, BMP, etc.


AMIDE is free for all medical image viewers which run on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS. You can view, register, and analyze the medical image on this software. It was written on GTK+.


There are hundreds of medical image viewing software. Some are great and some are just awful. When using free medical image analysis software, look for if it provides you with all the features you need. And, if it connects with a PACS server, that’s a plus.


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