ClearCanvas Open Source Project

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This is the community home for the ClearCanvas Open Source Project. ClearCanvas is an open source code base for enabling software innovation in medical imaging. The extensible and robust platform includes viewing, archiving, management, workflow and distribution of medical images as well as an open architecture for core competency tool development.

Please note that software derived from the ClearCanvas Open Source Project (including any official builds based on the Open Source Projects) are neither intended nor licensed for clinical use, and should only be used as permitted by applicable and governing regulations.

Software License

The ClearCanvas Open Source Project is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see

Getting Started for End Users

Free, official builds based on the Open Source Project are now available for download on GitHub! The following packages are currently available:

  • ClearCanvas DICOM Viewer - Desktop client for communicating with PACS servers and viewing DICOM studies.
  • ClearCanvas DICOM Server - Server for storing and managing DICOM studies with a web-based administration GUI.

Getting Started for Developers

To get started with developing in ClearCanvas, please see the README file in the main repository.

Support or Contact

Having trouble with using the ClearCanvas Open Source Builds? Please check out the documentation included in the Open Source binary distribution or ask the community over at the issues tracker.

Please do not contact Synaptive Medical support, as they are unable to assist with the Open Source Project.