Importing data to OpenREM

From local DICOM files

If you have RDSRs or RRDSRs, DX, MG, PET or NM images or Philips CT Dose Info images, you can import them directly into OpenREM:

If you want some examples, you can find the DICOM files that we use for the automated testing in the openrem/remapp/tests/test_files folder in your OpenREM installation.

Direct from modalities

For production use, you will either need the modalities to send the RDSR or images directly to your OpenREM server using DICOM, or you will need to use query-retrieve to fetch the DICOM objects from the PACS or the modalities. In either of these situations, you will need to run a DICOM Store service on your OpenREM server.


The Orthanc DICOM server is recommended; another store can be used instead but documentation is not provided. Docker installs have the Orthanc server build-in. For non-Docker installs, instructions are included in the main installation documentation:

Query-retrieve from a PACS or similar

Before you can query-retrieve objects from a remote PACS, you need to do the following: