DICOM is a format used by medical devices to exchange images. DICAM stands for Digital Imaging and COmmunications in Medicine. Last week I had some pictures taken from my left knee. The CD with the different was delivered today. Unfortunately the installer / viewer is Microsoft Windows only.
A Google search returned “kradview” as the most promising alternative. It’s QT-based and should run fine. I’ve tried to install it both from source and from an RPM file (convert it with alien) but without any luck.
The Ubuntu repository has a package xmedcon, the GUI X Window System Medical Image Conversion Utility. It’s a basic X11 applications and doesn’t look as smooth as kradview but at least it works.