Our Open Source Philosophy
Why We Believe in Open Source Platforms
We believe in open source platforms because:
They offer greater customization opportunities
No two clients have exactly the same problem. Proprietary software involves providing a single solution that everyone uses; this approach rarely solves the client’s problem in an optimal way.
Businesses want to be in control of the key components they depend on
When you depend on proprietary software components, you can’t see or change the code, so you are taking some risks that are hard to quantify:
They foster global innovation and inclusion
How We Use Open Source Platforms
We use open source platforms as a basis from which to deliver solutions to our clients’ medical imaging problems. Because we design software solutions as composable systems, we can choose the best component for each part of the solution.
We understand our platforms thoroughly, so we can rapidly bend them to our will, allowing us to efficiently solve the exact problem our client has. As the client’s business evolves over time, the solution can continue to evolve with it, staying in perfect sync. This level of solution-fit is nearly impossible with proprietary solutions.
OHIF and Cornerstone
OHIF and Cornerstone are two popular open source platforms for building web-based medical imaging applications and workflows.
OHIF offers a more complete out-of-the-box DICOM viewing solution, including a full user interface, making it a great choice when you want to build an entire web application or complex workflow from scratch.
In collaboration with colleagues at Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Radiology, Radical actively develops and maintains both of these platforms. Radical has employed their expertise to help dozens of clients with their OHIF/Cornerstone projects.
"I engaged Radical Imaging to integrate and customize the OHIF viewer into the Flywheel research platform. My goal was to accelerate product development without derailing the core roadmap. Mission accomplished! I very much enjoyed working with Rob and the Radical Imaging team. They have deep understanding of the medical imaging space and repeatedly demonstrated professionalism, flexibility, and subject matter expertise."
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