Open source PACS & DICOM from DCM4CHE

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Last 2 weeks I have configured and played with dmc4che. Its a collection of open source application and utilities for the health care enterprise, PACS and DICOM has been used by hospital in Malaysia from government and pubic sector, 80% of them using PACS/DICOM standard. Its has been developed in Java language to achieve performance and portability, supporting deployment on JDK 1.4 and up. 

With integration few components I managed to run it at local server. 


In order to complete the test I have downloaded DICOM sample image from

You need to use dmcsnd, example;
./dcmsnd CDRECORD@ /home/senn/Downloads/GOUDURIX/GOUDURIX/ -L DCMSND:10104

Once you insert the sample image you can start to browse patient ID and so on.

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Once you have all these, you can start to play with DICOM and PACS.

To search the PACS we use the DICOM command C-FIND. This command takes as an argument a DICOM object that represent a query. The PACS transforms the object that we send to a query, probably to SQL, runs it and then transform every result record back into a DICOM object and send it back to us in a C-FIND response. The PACS sends one C-FIND response for every result record.

To learn more, I found this very straightforward website to teach DICOM and PACS.


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