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:
- Importing from DICOM files
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:
Linux: DICOM Store SCP
Windows: to be written
Query-retrieve from a PACS or similar¶
Before you can query-retrieve objects from a remote PACS, you need to do the following:
Create a DICOM Store service to receive the DICOM objects - see Direct from modalities above.
Configure OpenREM with the settings for the remote query-retrieve server:
Configure the settings of your DICOM store service on the PACS
Learn how to use it: