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DICOM query retrieve tools

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# DICOM Server Access

Dcmfetch is a python package for retrieving images from a [DICOM]( server. There is no python DICOM network provided but the package can use command line utilies from either [dcm4che2]( or [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/

The DICOM server must support the dicom c-find and c-get protocols (not just c-move). This is the case for the [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]( using the QIDO-RS and WADO-RS web REST APIs instead.

DICOM servers are identified by keys in the configuration file 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]( based graphical tool.

## Licences This package is made available under the [MIT](LICENCE) licence. The included dcm4che3 programs are distributed under the [Mozilla]( public licence, the only modification here has been to bundle them into single executables.

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