Jason C. Crane1, Marram P. Olson1, Sarah J. Nelson1,2
1Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, United States; 2Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, United States
We present SIVIC (Spectroscopic Imaging, VIsualization and Computing), which is an open-source, cross-platform, DICOM MR spectroscopy software package. It provides an extensible framework for reading, processing, and visualizing MRS data from various non-DICOM sources, simplifying MRS workflows in multi-center environments. SIVICs open-source algorithm interface supports sharing and evaluation of new MRS methodologies. This standards-based framework enables clinicians and researchers to leverage PACS and other standard DICOM tools for storage, communication and discovery of spectroscopic data. Plug-ins for OsiriX and Slicer were developed using SIVIC to facilitate integration and visualization of MRS data within these commonly used software packages.