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SanteSoft Editor & HexViewer

posted Nov 17, 2009, 1:09 PM by Matt Granger   [ updated Nov 17, 2009, 1:33 PM ]

Today I have details on a couple of programs by SanteSoft.  The first is a freeware application called Sante HEXViewer.  It's a nice hex editor for viewing the raw contents of DICOM, but it adds the tag values and properties to the mix of displayed information.  It's a really nice tool for drilling into the details of a file and seeing how the DICOM header is setup.  An excellent learning and troubleshooting tool.

Next up is SanteSoft's Sante Dicom Editor.  Besides being a Dicom image viewer, converter, tag editor, anonymizer, and support for various Dicom SCU services, it also has wonderful image editing capability as well.  How many of you have crappy US or RF modalities that burn patient demographics into the images?  Don't you love it when the modalities offer no way to change this information if a tech messes up and chooses a wrong patient name?  Sante Dicom Editor to the rescue!  Just highlight any portion of the image with a selection tool and press delete and that part of the image is erased.  Need to wipe demographics, annotations, or labels from an entire series of images?  You can do that, too.  Want to setup a template that will do a combination of erasing portions of images and wiping tag data?  Yep - does that, too.  You can also add permanent annotations and arrows to an image that become part of the pixel data as well.  This program is gold!  I can't find anything it won't do for QC'ing exams.  This one isn't free, with licenses at $100 for students, $200 for non-profits, $400 for single license ($300 in quantity), and $1000 for a site license.  That's not bad!  Check out the website for a full feature list - you won't believe it!