K-PACS Free DiCOM Server and DiCOM Viewer

By on April 6, 2015
K-PACS Free DiCOM Server and Viewer

K-PACS offers a Free to download DiCOM Server and a DiCOM viewer.  The author notes that this can not be used for diagnostic purposes, however it’s a nice free tool to use.


K-PACS Server

  • Store SCP (Service Class Provider)

K-PACS Viewer

Server connection and file import/export:

  • Query/Retrieve SCU (Service Class User) on patient, study and series level
  • Move SCU
  • Store SCU from local K-PACS database or external DICOM data (e.g. CDs) to target archives
  • Supported DICOM data compression: uncompressed, JPEG-Lossless (J1), JPEG-lossy (J4)
  • Export of native DICOM data (with option for anonymization) e.g. into the currentDicomWorks folder
  • Format conversion from DICOM to JPEG and Bitmap and vice versa
  • 2-Click email export of DICOM studies with or without anonymization, compression or encryption
  • Printing of DICOM images on Windows® printers
  • Possibility to modify DICOM tags


    • Regular tools: cine, zoom, magnifier, pan, windowing
    • Measuring: distance, density (HE)
    • Compare / tile-screen mode: between series of one study, different studies or different patient
    • comfortable series preview bar with thumbnails


Download HERE

System requirements:

Minimal Recommended
  • Windows 2000/XP
  • Pentium III Processor (>= 800 MHz)
  • 256 MB RAM
  • 10 Mbit/s network connection
  • DMA33 capable hard disc
  • Monitor with 1024×768 pixel resolution
  • Windows 2000/XP
  • Pentium IV Processor (Athlon XP class)
  • 512 MB RAM (1024 MB for large archives)
  • 100 Mbit/s network connection
  • Hard disc with fast access time and big internal cache
  • Monitor with 1280×1024 pixel (1,3 MP) resolution
  • Mouse with scroll wheel

About dkorolyk

I've been involved in Healthcare IT and PACS since Y2k. Over the years I've been fortunate enough to be involved in a lot of interesting an diverse projects. My experience also includes numerous HL7/EMR integration projects as well as many hardware and software platforms. My three main areas of expertise include technical integration aspects of radiology, oncology and laboratory diagnostics.

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