Insert DICOM server data
This explains how to enter DICOM PACS/server data, test and store it. Open the 'DICOM servers' window via the 'DICOM Query and Retrieve' or 'Send DICOM files' interface (DICOM server - Edit).
The left side of the 'DICOM servers' window holds the list of PACS/DICOM servers entered by the user or added by the administrator. Select a server from the list to view or modify the data or to test/echo the connection. Server data entered by the administrator using a DICOM server ini file, cannot be modified.
Consult your administrator to obtain the correct data of the DICOM servers in your institution.
- 1. DICOM server name
The name of this server shown in the list of servers.
- 2. AE title
The Application Entity title of the DICOM server. This is a unique string of maximum 16 characters, case sensitive.
- 3. IP address -or- domain name
The IP address or domain name of the DICOM server. The IP address can be IPv4 or IPv6. For example '10.0.4.12' (IPv4), '0:0:0:0:0:ffff:a00:40c' (IPv6) or 'dicomserver.univ.com' (domain name).
- 4. Port number
The port number to communicate with the DICOM server.
- 5. Listen port number
The port number used by the DICOM server to send the retrieved data. By default this is the same port number as 4.
DICOM data retrieval is initiated by the DICOM server via a new, second connection. A different port may be used
for this connection, this is the port number to which the DICOM viewer should listen for this new connection.
- 6. Preferred compression
Specify the preferred type of compression for the DICOM files received. If your choice is supported by the DICOM server, then that compression is chosen
- 7. Description
A description of the DICOM server.
- 8. TLS / secured server
Check this if the DICOM server communicates TLS encrypted.
Verify server certificate
Check if the server certificate is issued by a certificate authority (CA)
Security settings of most PACS/DICOM servers require you to specify the AE title of the DICOM server correctly.
Also choose a unique AE title for the DICOM viewer, see DICOM Communications settings, AE title.
Inform your administrator of the AE title of your DICOM viewer. This, together with your (local) IP address, should be known to the DICOM server to allow you to query it or retrieve image data.
The listen port number is the port over which the DICOM server will make a second connection to send the retrieve
data to the DICOM viewer. This connection will be initiated by the DICOM server and thus is an incoming connection.
Check your software- and hardware firewall (f.e. router, port forwarding) to allow incoming connections over this port
to reach the DICOM viewer.