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Import DICOM CDs & DVDs to PACS

What is a DICOM Gobbler?

  • It lives in the system tray;
  • It watches for DICOM CDs and DVDs;
  • It offers to import all DICOM instances to your local PACS;
  • It hides back into the tray as it imports; and
  • It’s ready to be installed!

We are happy to announce that DICOM Gobbler is now ready for general use.

DICOM Gobbler was born thanks to a request from Bonita Community Health Center — one of our oldest customers. John at Bonita asked for a DICOM import utility that is unobtrusive, easy-to-use, and can decompress proprietary formats, like JPEG2000, to make them compatible with their older Merge PACS viewer.

An alpha version of Gobbler was released in mid-2016, and since then it has already been deployed in five continents, including at a cardiology centre in Brazil, a hospital in Israel, and dental x-ray facilities in Australia and China.

If you’d like to learn a little more about Gobbler, then please

Visit the Product Page

or, if you’re the impatient type, then

Download an Evaluation Copy

DICOM Gobbler Free Alpha Release

We’ve been working with a long-time client to help them import DICOM CDs to PACS. Many of the offerings on the market are either complicated, expensive, or both.

So, we created a new tool — we’re calling it DICOM Gobbler, for now. It’s a work-in-progress, but it’s more than sufficient to import many DICOM CD, DVD and USB to PACS.

Give it a try and let us know what features you would like to see!

A basic DICOM worklist provider

Recently we were asked to write a PHP DICOM Worklist server for an overseas customer. DICOM Multi-tool seemed like overkill, and so we put together a very basic project that:

  • Generates DCMTk-compatible dump files from a MySQL schema
  • Converts those dump files to .wl data files
  • Launches wlmscpfs (DCMTk’s worklist daemon) and points it to the records the app creates

This application has no database of its own. But it’s now available under an MIT license. Feel free to comment, contribute and enjoy.