This is a quick tutorial providing a step-by-step guide on how to install 3Dicom Lite on MacOS. 3Dicom Lite is a free 3D DICOM viewer that allows you to visualise medical images such as CT/MRI and PET scans in fully-immersive 3D on your standard MacOS computer.
Step 1: Visit 3dicomviewer.com to download the software, it will look like the image below.
Step 2: Click the Free Download of 3Dicom Lite – MacOS button to start the process. This button is shown inside the red box as seen in the image below.
Step 3: After clicking on the button, the site will redirect to a new tab in the browser which contains a basic sign up page for 3Dicom Viewer – Lite.
This process is for 3Dicom Viewer Lite. For Pro and Surgical, please see the tutorial on How to upgrade to 3Dicom Pro.
Step 4: Enter basic information to register. This includes Full Name, Email Address, Company Name (if applicable).
It is important that accurate information is provided, especially email address, it is used to reset password, provide license key information and for any support queries in future.
The email address will automatically be entered into the Create an account section which then requires a password to be created before proceeding to the Terms and Conditions.
Step 5: After filling in the short form with the required information, all users are strongly encouraged to read the terms and conditions prior to downloading and using 3Dicom Viewer Lite.
Read the Terms and Conditions by clicking the Show Terms link.
Once read, and if happy to abide by the terms and conditions, tick the box with I have read and accept the terms and conditions and proceed to the next step.
Step 6: Simply click on Free Download to go the next step.
Step 7: You will be directed to a new page.
Click ‘Download Launcher’ to finally download the software. The file should automatically download.
The file ‘Singular-Launcher-mac.dmg’ will be downloaded.
Click ‘Download Sample COVID CT Scan’ to download DICOM file samples to use in 3Dicom Viewer Lite. This will redirect you to a new page.
Click ‘Download’ to download all the files shown.
- On your Browser, locate where ‘Singular-Launcher-mac.dmg’ is downloaded. This will most likely be in your Downloads Folder. You can also launch it from the bottom left side of your browser.
Double click ‘Singular-Launcher-mac.dmg’ to mount the .dmg file.
Click and Drag the Singular Launcher.app to Application as shown on the window.
Once this is done, launch the Singular Health.app on your Applications Folder.
- On the Singular Launcher, you will be greeted with the login screen.
You will need to login with your newly created account.
When you login with your account, it will automatically authenticate your software with your license.
You will now be in main installation page of 3Dicom Viewer.
Click ‘INSTALL 3DICOM’ to start the installation process.
Give it a few minutes to download and install.
Once the download and installation is done, you are now ready to Launch 3Dicom Viewer Lite!
Congratulations, by following this tutorial you have now learnt to how install 3Dicom Lite on MacOS. Next, learn how to use the software with our in-built tutorial.