Settings: DICOM Communications
- Application Entity Title (AE)
Set the AE of your DICOM viewer. It must be unique within your network and has a maximum of 16 characters.
- Receive mode (SCP server)
- Port number
Choose a port number to receive DICOM files from DICOM SCU's (clients). This port number must not be used by other
software on your PC and must be different to port numbers in use by any DICOM server entered in the DICOM
server list of this viewer (port numbers and listen port numbers).
- Start receive mode at startup
Check to start listening for incoming DICOM files at startup.
- TLS secured / encrypted
Check to accept only secured TLS connections. The client trying to connect must connect using a secured TLS connection.
- Incoming DICOM files
- Storage folder
Choose a folder to store incoming DICOM files, sent by DICOM clients (receive mode) or retrieved from DICOM
servers or PACS. Choose a storage location with lots of space, DICOM files can be huge.
Choose a local harddisk, it is advised not to use a network drive.
- Delete incoming DICOM files
Do not delete received- or retrieved DICOM files.
- At startup of the DICOM viewer older than .. hours
Delete stored DICOM files older than the hours set, at every startup of the overview of the DICOM viewer.
- ..retrieved from PACS or DICOM server (query/retrieve, 'RetrievedFiles' subfolder)
Delete only retrieved files older than .. hours. Subfolder 'RetrievedFiles' is located in the 'Incoming DICOM files storage folder'.
- ..received from others (receive mode, 'ReceivedFiles' subfolder)
Delete only received files older than .. hours. Subfolder 'ReceivedFiles' is located in the 'Incoming DICOM files storage folder'.
- Allow manual deletions
Allow the user to delete DICOM files using the viewer. Only files with the correct prefix and stored in the retrieved- or received-folder can be deleted. All other files are considered not created by the DICOM viewer and thus cannot be deleted using the viewer.
- TLS options for encrypted communication
- Certificate file
Choose a PEM- or PKCS12 certificate file.
- Private key file
The private key file is required if the certificate file is in PEM format.
- Private key password
The password of the private key file. Use for private key files not created by the DICOM viewer. Be careful: this password is stored, though encrypted, on your PC. It is advised to use the self-signed certificate and private key created by the DICOM viewer. Then no password needs to be entered and stored.
- Create certificate at startup when missing
When checked, a self-signed certificate and private key file is created at startup when none are present.
- Create new self-signed certificate and private key
Press this button to create a new self-signed PEM certificate and private key file. A PKCS12 certificate is also stored in the certificates folder.
- Communication log
Log files are important to solve communication problems.
- Default log
Brief information of communication between the DICOM viewer and other DICOM entities is stored.
Check both expanded logs only if there are communication problems.
- Expanded incoming log
Expanded communication storage of all incoming communication.
- Expanded outgoing log
Expanded communication storage of all outgoing communication.
- Maximum bytes-dump
Set the maximum number of bytes stored in the logs for each communication block. A value of 1024 is advised to keep
log-file size manageable. Can only be set if either expanded log is checked.
- Delete log files older than .. hours
Delete old log files. A new log file is created for every new communication action.
- Log file folder
Set the folder to store the log files.