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pynetdicom2 is a pure python package implementing the DICOM network protocol

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pynetdicom2 is a pure python package implementing the DICOM network protocol. This library is a fork/rewrite of the original pynetdicom that can be found here Library is not backwards compatible with original pynetdicom.

Library is build on top of pydicom, which is used for reading/writing DICOM datasets. Pynetdicom2 provides implementation for commonly used DICOM services such as Storage, Query/Retrieve, Verification, etc.

DICOM is a standard ( for communicating medical images and related information such as reports and radiotherapy objects.


  • Documentation should really be improved (proper tutorial, some examples)
  • Better test suit (some necessary unit tests and integration tests are missing)
  • Stability and performance improvements. In its current state library performs ‘good enough’, but certainly there is still room for improvement.

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