DICOM query retrieve tools
# DICOM Server Access
Dcmfetch is a python package for retrieving images from a [DICOM](http://medical.nema.org/) server. There is no python DICOM network provided but the package can use command line utilies from either [dcm4che2](http://sourceforge.net/projects/dcm4che/files/dcm4che2/) or [dcm4che3](https://sourceforge.net/projects/dcm4che/files/dcm4che3/) for the network transport. In addition, bundled standalone versions of the required dcm4che3 tools are now included so the only mandatory external (non-python) dependency is a working java runtime. Further details on installation and use are available [here](docs/dcmfetch.md).
The DICOM server must support the dicom c-find and c-get protocols (not just c-move). This is the case for the [dcm4chee](https://sourceforge.net/projects/dcm4che/files/dcm4chee/) server, though several other common servers do not as yet support c-get. In addition though, dcmfetch supports access to servers such as [orthanc](http://www.orthanc-server.com/) using the QIDO-RS and WADO-RS web REST APIs instead.
DICOM servers are identified by keys in the configuration file dcmnodes.cf. This file encodes the server details (AET, most, port) together with a string representing facilities supported by the server (including the web API if available). This file is typically installed to the directory /etc on a unix system.
As well as the python package dcmfetch two utilities are provided: dcmfetch a command line program to retrieve series and dcmfetchtool a [PyQt](https://riverbankcomputing.com/software/pyqt/intro) based graphical tool.
## Licences This package is made available under the [MIT](LICENCE) licence. The included dcm4che3 programs are distributed under the [Mozilla](https://github.com/dcm4che/dcm4che/blob/master/LICENSE.txt) public licence, the only modification here has been to bundle them into single executables.
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