DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) is the standard for handling, storing, printing, and transmitting information in medical imaging. Box DICOM enables you to store, view and share medical images, such as X-rays, CT scans, ultrasounds and MRIs, securely in the cloud. Specifically, you can upload DICOM files, create boxdicom studies that "stitch together" multiple standard DICOM files, and view these studies on any web browser or mobile device.
On December 31, 2021, Box will discontinue our DICOM Uploader and Box DICOM native previewing of boxdicom studies. As an alternative, we are working to partner with a best-of-breed DICOM solution so your files can remain secure in Box, and you can take advantage of the workflow and collaboration tools you've come to rely upon.
If you're an existing customer, you're able to create and preview boxdicom studies until December 31, 2021. Afterwards, you can use Box Preview to display individual DICOM images.
Embedding the Box DICOM Viewer in custom applications
Embedding the Box DICOM Import tool in custom applications
The Box DICOM Import tool intelligently crawls through folders and subfolders to find your DICOM data. Dox DICOM recognizes non-DICOM materials and won't upload unwanted content such as executables. The resulting files are organized according to patient and study details.
Box DICOM Resources
- Using the Box DICOM Viewer
- Box DICOM Conformance Statement
- Box DICOM for Developers
- Box DICOM for Developers Support Article
- Box DICOM .boxdicom File Format
Box DICOM Proxy
The Box DICOM Proxy is an on-premise application that securely uploads protected DICOM data to Box, directly from a hospital or medical group's PACS. The Box DICOM Proxy enables you to send DICOM files over the Internet without the need for a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
Many DICOM devices do not natively support secure encryption. Therefore, many providers create a VPN tunnel between their local and remote networks. Unfortunately, VPNs have several problems — such as high setup costs, high maintenance costs, and fragility and unreliability — that make them less desirable.
Using the Box DICOM Proxy, you eliminate the need for a VPN to transfer or share DICOM files. Learn more with the following resources: