We provide several free services to help those developing DICOM & XDS applications, whether they use our tool kits or not.
Free UID All those who create or modify DICOM instances (including technically those applying lossy compression) must have a unique root UID - we have provided free UIDs for nearly 20 years, and are happy to continue doing so - go to the Free UID page to request a UID.
One of the irritating features of DICOM for small and medium scale developers is the need to obtain an official UID prefix to use for both software implementations and for images and related objects. Although mechanisms do exist to obtain such a prefix, they vary widely in availability, complexity and cost from one country to another, with the result that many developers have resorted to distinctly non-unique prefixes such as “999.
The images below are available for download for use in testing. All are 100% anonymised, and are typical of DICOM images found in the real world
Description Modality Download Lateral Chest CR Abdomen (Conventional single slice) CT PA Chest DX Abdomen (Enhanced multi-frame) CT Shoulder (Conventional single slice) MR Cardiac Angiogram XA Endoscopy (MPEG 2) VL Test image (Lego) VL