ITKv4 DICOM Communications Discussion

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Use this page to discuss and capture scenarios for using DICOM Query/Retrieve (Q/R) to load images from source (PACS) systems.


  • User wants to query a PACS system for a particular series. The user only knows the Patient ID, Date of Exam and Series Description to look for. Ultimately, the user wants this loaded in memory as an ITK Image object.


Most of the documentation for Verification, Storage and Query/Retrieve functionality can be found in Part 4 of the DICOM Standard.


  • GDCM is currently used for DICOM File I/O. At this time it does not support the communications aspects of DICOM, such as StoreSCU/StoreSCP, C-FIND, C-MOVE, etc. Are there plans to add this functionality to GDCM?
  • DCMTK contains the code needed for DICOM communications. It is currently not integrated into the ITK toolkit. Should it be?

Service Classes



For an explanation of how to create a DICOM, please see this page: DICOM_QueryRetrieve_Explaned