MESA Software Release: Public Version

Test Software forthe 2007-2008 Cycle for Cardiology, Eye Care, ITI, PCC, Radiology

Version 11.11.0: 21-Mar-2008

Welcome to the MESA software distribution page.  The tools are roughly divided into these categories: In general, the tools are organized for a particular actor as defined in the IHE Technical Framework.  Most users of the tools have one or more actors in mind.  You should read the tests procedures and installation notes and then grab the tools that you need.  The OFFIS and MIR tools are independent, so you may need only one set of tools depending on your application.

PDI Test Software (RSNA 2005)

Operating System

Installation Type

Files You Will Need

Windows NA PDI-2005/ihe_pdi_testplan_2005-09-13.doc
Windows NA PDI-2005/README_10142005.txt
Windows NA PDI-2005/TestCases.xls
Windows Precompiled PDI-2005/Setup.Exe
Windows Precompiled PDI-2005/Setup.Ini
Windows Precompiled PDI-2005/RSNAPDIDeploy.msi
Windows Precompiled PDI-2005/dotnetfx.exe

Visualization Tools

The test tools for softcopy/hardcopy consistency were developed under contract with O-Tech, Kuratorium OFFIS e. V., and the Institute for Microtherapy.  The test tools and test plans are found on the Software Consistency Page.

OFFIS may have newer versions of the DICOMScope tool. The OFFIS DICOM URL is

Participant Supplied Data Sets, PDI Files


HL7 Data Files, Specifications

Some MESA tests require that you validate XML files against HL7 supplied schemas. These files are available to HL7 members as part of their membership.

MIR Tools for IHE Actors

Installation instructions are available on the MESA Documentation page.

The MESA software relies on data files which are stored in a separate directory.  This is described in the Installation Guide.  The MESA_STORAGE files are a collection of images (CR, CT, MR, ...) used as the inputs for various tests of integrated workflow. These are different from the images and presentation states used to test display consistency.

File Domain(s) Description Card, Eye Care, Rad, ITI Needed by all domains listed Radiology Only for Mammography tests
irwf-20080303.iso Rad

ISO of CD for IRWF tests

IRWF-FUSION-2006 CD Rad zip file of the IRWF test set

You do not need to retrieve all of the files that are available on this page.  Use the following table as a guide.

Operating System

Installation Type

Files You Will Need

Debian Linux (Intel) Precompiled
Red Hat Enterprise AS release 3 Precompiled
Red Hat Fedora 5 (Intel) Precompiled
Red Hat Fedora 5 (Intel) Postgres that we use
Red Hat Linux 9.0 (Intel)

IHE-J Version


Windows 2000

Windows 2000 Server



Windows XP Precompiled


All Source Code