A vendor-neutral PACS to Radiopaedia uploader

Fully DICOM compliant and compatible with any PACS. Uses the latest DICOM libraries that allow for conversion and upload of any study type including multi-frame studies such as cineloops and tomosynthesis (3D mammography).

What Is It?

From local DICOM to remote cloud!

The app acts as a DICOM node that is fully integrated into your PACS. This will allow the app to query the PACS for desired patients and studies.

Uploaded data does not contain any patient or site information. DICOM images are converted to PNG first before uploaded to ensure no identifiable information is uploaded. You can even crop burnt-in information from the images using the crop tool.

A future DICOM uploader is being worked on for the uploader and also on Radiopaedia to view. This will also strip all non-image related metadata.

  • Your Steps
    • Find a patient
    • Select the studies
    • Select the series and images
    • Fill in the Radiopaedia case details
    • Submit
  • The App's Steps
    • Authenticate with Radiopaedia
    • Query your PACS
    • Retrieve from PACS and anonymize the images
    • Package images and case details
    • Upload


What does it look like?

Patient/Study Search

You will be able to search directly from your PACS for the the desired patient and their studies

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Study Edit

Once a study is selected, you may edit the details of the study including the findings and the caption to be shown on Radiopaedia

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Series & Image Selection

Selecting a study will list its series and allow you to select the images the series or the entire series

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Cut & Crop

There is a built-in tool that will allow you to cut the series stack to more managable number of images as well as the ability to crop the images in the entire series, useful for removing burnt-in details

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Case Details

Fill in additional case details which will be imported directly into Radiopaedia once the case is uploaded so you do not need to enter the details again

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User Details

You can see your Radiopaedia quotas directly from the app and go directly to your case selection

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Request a trial

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Please fill out the form and a personalized download package will be generated for you.

You will need to confirm your email and the package will be available for download.

Trial licenses will expire 7 days from the time of request

System Requirements


Setting up for first use

  • Source a Windows PC on your network that has internet connectivity and connectivity to your PACS. Make a note of its IP address. All the following instructions are assuming you will be working directly on this PC
  • Make sure you have .NET Framework 4.8 x64 installed https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2088631
  • Create a new DICOM node for the uploader on your PACS. You may need to contact your PACS vendor. This node needs to have query (C-FIND) and retrieve (C-MOVE) privileges on your PACS
  • Configure any firewalls on the PC to allow ports 12345 (app) and your PACS port to pass through. The default port for PACS is usually 104 but you should ask your PACS vendor
  • You should go to Radiopaedia's API management page to create a new application. Make sure you are logged into Radiopaedia first before navigating to that page. https://radiopaedia.org/oauth/applications/
  • Add a new application and fill in the details. Follow this screenshot for further instructions. Please take note of the Application Id and Secret
  • The application can run as a Windows Service so it can start automatically after every reboot but for the first time and testing, you should just execute it manually. The running application should look like this screenshot.
  • Open a web browser and navigate to http://localhost:12345 where the app is now listening. You should use the license key that was provided to you in your original email. Follow this screenshot for more setup instructions
  • Once the PACS details and the Radiopaedia API details have been saved you should be able to start using the app
  • To install the app as a Windows Service, open an elevated (run as administrator) Command Prompt and execute "rut48.exe install" this will now install the uploader as "Radiopaedia Uploader Tool". To uninstall the service just run "rut48.exe uninstall"