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How PostDICOM Works

What is PostDICOM?

PostDICOM is a cloud-based software service for archiving and viewing images obtained from medical imaging devices (such as ultrasound imaging, MRI, CT, radiography, and nuclear imaging).

PostDICOM enables all of the regular features of PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) – storing, accessing, and sharing your medical imaging files – to be executed within a cloud environment using the DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) protocol. This eliminates the need for hardware-based storage, lowering your costs and further optimizing your medical imaging archiving system.

DICOM is both a file format definition and a universal transmission protocol which enables the storing, retrieval, and distribution of radiology imaging data and related information by encoding data produced by PACS and many other types of medical imaging devices, including


  • CT (Computed Tomography)

  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

  • Ultrasound imaging

  • X-ray (Radiography)

  • Endoscopy

  • Mammography

  • Nuclear imaging

  • PET (Positron Emission Tomography)

  • Angiography

  • 3D visualization systems

  • CAD (Computer-aided Detection/Diagnosis Systems)



DICOM has been integral to the development of radiology imaging. It is widely used in hospitals today and is being increasingly adopted in smaller institutions and practices.

Whenever you upload files obtained from medical imaging to PostDICOM, they are converted into DICOM files along with any related documents in PDF, JPG, BMP, and AVI formats and available to view in a specialized DICOM viewer from all types of HTML5 compatible internet browsers.

In addition to this, PostDICOM is equipped with advanced functions such as image processing tools, data streaming algorithms, and diagnostic tools such as MPR, MIP, MINIP, AVGIP, and 3D rendering.


Who can use PostDICOM?

Anyone is free to open an account on the platform. PostDICOM is used by medical professionals in diverse specializations – radiologists, cardiologists, nuclear imaging specialists, biomedical researchers, as well as professors, students, and patients alike for secure storage, retrieval, and exchange of medical imaging data.

Anyone working with DICOM files can benefit from the secure medical imaging data archiving and access offered by PostDICOM. Not being limited to its archiving function, this software facilitates the analysis and distribution of medical imaging data and offers a fast and convenient medium for consultations and interaction between all of its users.

PostDICOM can be used both as an individual archive and as a PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System). Advanced image processing tools and data streaming algorithms make it a fast and efficient PACS solution.

Doctors can make use of PostDICOM as a data repository for their patients. The DICOM files can both be safely stored on the platform and viewed on any device (desktop PCs, notebooks, tablets, and phones) without the need to download any patient data to the client machine. Our zero footprint HTML5 DICOM viewer ensures that no patient information is left on the client machine after viewing the data. Along with the regular sharing feature, doctors can also share materials for specific educational purposes by creating teaching folders. Another feature is the ability to create Limited User accounts connected to the doctor’s account in order to grant patients permission to upload DICOM files to the doctor’s account.

Hospitals can use PostDICOM as their PACS, replacing their conventional archiving systems dependent on on-premises hardware with a cloud-based solution. Data is stored and viewed securely and IT maintenance costs lowered while the hospital benefits from a faster and more flexible system.

Hospital groups can benefit from PostDICOM by being able to manage all their hospitals in one place. The uploaded DICOM files can be viewed at any hospital within the group.


Is PostDICOM free to use?

Uploading, viewing, and sharing on PostDICOM are all free of charge along with 50GB of cloud storage space for DICOM images and related documents without any time limit for data storage for as long as the uploader’s account is active. Paid subscription is optional and allows further expansion of storage capacity.


Which documents are supported by PostDICOM?

PostDICOM supports DICOM files obtained from medical imaging (such as ultrasound imaging, MRI, CT, and radiography) in addition to common formats of related clinical documents such as PDF, JPG, BMP, and AVI.


How can I use PostDICOM?

As a user, you are free to upload any images obtained from medical imaging to PostDICOM along with any relevant clinical documents to complement them. The images are converted into DICOM format and stored along with any other documents in supported file formats (PDF, JPG, BMP, AVI). The service is completely free and only requires paid subscription once you decide to expand your 50GB storage.

Our HTML5 zero footprint lossless DICOM viewer enables viewing files from multiple devices – desktop PCs, smartphones, and tablets.

The medical imaging files can also be shared between doctors, medical groups, and patients while the private information of patients remains protected, allowing a faster and more convenient alternative to regular means of consultation, monitoring, and diagnosing.


How long is patient data stored on PostDICOM?

Both users of accounts with paid subscription and users with free accounts can store their data for an unlimited time period. Uploaded DICOM files remain stored indefinitely as long as the account is active. If an account is cancelled, any uploaded material as well as patient data is deleted with it.


Can users anonymize patient data before uploading it?

Users can anonymize patient data before uploading it to PostDICOM, removing any personal information, making it adequate for educational and scientific usage, and protecting the right and privacy of the patients.


I have questions, what can I do?

We provide informative articles on PostDICOM and its services viewable on web and mobile interfaces along with YouTube videos published on our official YouTube channel.

In addition to this, our Knowledge Base provides extensive information on PostDICOM’s functionality, offering device-specific guidance through each step of using the platform.

Additionally, we are happy to respond directly to your queries. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch, and we can be reached at support@postdicom.com. The PostDICOM team is dedicated to providing the best service to their users and is open to any suggestions, opinions, and requests.

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