Mac OS Users

Lightbox Radiology Education supports Mac users and Windows users throughout our courses. Each course we provide a USB stick with the course notes and interactive media that is supported by Mac OS and Apple computers. In our PACS based workshops we recommend using OsiriX as the PACS viewer of choice for case review. We will provide you a copy of OsiriX on the USB however to make the most of the course, it is recommended that you download and install OsiriX before the course to familiarise yourself with the software.

We have included the following resources covering the very basics of software install. 


Download Osirix  |  Video Demo  |  Installation Instructions





1. Download OsiriX

Please use the following link to download OsiriX

OsiriX requires MacOS 10.7 or higher and a minimum of 1GB of RAM.


2. Install the package

You can install the package by double clicking the package that you downloaded in part one. You will need to agree to the terms and licence of OsiriX to use the software.

Finder -Lightbox USB


3. Open Application

Once the package is installed, you can open it by opening:

Finder -> Applications -> OsiriX

Finder -Applications

OsiriX will be listed alphabetically with the icon:

Button _OsiriX


4. Import the Cases

Click the button called "Import" and navigate to the USB provided. Select the Module that is being reviewed and then the DICOM or CASES folder that is listed. Click OPEN.

Import Button:

Import Button

Select the correct Case Module to import:

Import Cases


5. Open the first case

Click and open the series you wish to view:

Open A Case


Common Tools:

1. Open two images side by side
When opening the case, select two series (using the command button) then right click and select "View Images"

Open Side By Side


2. Window the image

There are two ways to window an image in OsiriX.  You can use the preselected window widths and levels on the drop down menu (right arrow) or manually window the series using the arrow tool (on the left arrow).

Osiri X Windowing



As a community project, OsiriX has extensive online help that can be found here:

Or you can review the official PDF here

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