34512 OSMIA (open source medical imaging software). Open Source Medical Image Analysis (OSMIA) is a project designed to provide an open source software development environment for medical image analysis research in order to facilitate the free and open exchange of ideas and techniques with minimum effort. Image analysis is an invaluable field of medical technology, advances in which have transformed many areas of medical diagnosis and treatment. The development of medical imaging software is almost exclusively a commercial endeavour restricting access to source code thus inhibiting dissemination and duplication of results. A free distribution of code would give researchers the opportunity to recreate experiments, evaluate techniques and interact with a like-minded community. These concepts resonate with the ideals of scientific research.