MESA Software Release: Public Version

Test Software for the 2009-2010 Cycle for Cardiology, Eye Care, ITI, PCC, Radiology

Version 13.4.0: 30-Nov-2009

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)

Northwestern now maintains the PDI source code, binaries and documentation on their server. That means you will be able to retrieve the latest version of PDI test tools from

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

Previous versions of the MESA software required you to have schema definitions from HL7. We are rewriting those tests and providing a web service to allow you to upload your document for checking. This will simplify the checking and mean one less set of files for you to maintain.

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, 5.0, Postgres 8.3.8) Precompiled
Debian Linux (Intel, 4.0, Postgres 7.4.17) Precompiled
CentOS Linux (Intel, 5, Postgres 8.4) 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 XP / SQL Server 2005 Expres

Windows XP / SQL Server 2008 Express

Windows 7 Enterprise / SQL 2008



Windows XP / SQL Server 2005 Express Precompiled The SQL 2008 version above should work
All Source Code