Developed in the Conquest project

Conquest DICOM software 1.4.17 released

May 29, 2013; Forum available from January 5, 2007
Within the EC Conquest project, a full featured DICOM server has been developed based on and heavily extending the public domain UCDMC DICOM code developed by Mark Oskin when he was at the Medical Center of the University of California at Davis.

The Conquest DICOM software was written by Marcel van Herk and Lambert Zijp at the Netherlands Cancer Institute.We have decided to provide our extended DICOM software also to the public domain.

Please check our new FORUM (kindly hosted by the K-PACS team). Some possible applications of the Conquest DICOM software are:

 DICOM training and testing
 Demonstration and research image archives
 Image format conversion from a scanner with DICOM network access
 DICOM image viewing and slide making
 DICOM image selection, (limited) editing, and splitting and merging of series
 Advanced scriptable image modification, filtering, forwarding and conversion
 DICOM caching and archive merging
 DICOM web access for viewing and data management (scriptable)
 Connects to Lua IDE for all sorts of DICOM manipulation

dicom browser

The built-in image browser of the Conquest DICOM server (Windows only)

web server simple web viewer

Web access to the Conquest DICOM server with Apache2, connects to several viewers such as DWV and Weasis (Windows/Linux)


Features of the UCDMC DICOM software are:

Complete DICOM server offering storage, verification, query and retrieve with programmable SQL database tables. This user-programmable feature allows the MicroPACS to be custom tailored to a particular Clinical/Research area.

The server supports a wide range of databases with ODBC (Windows) or without (Windows/Linux), including DbaseIII, MySQL, Postgres and SqLite.


Some features added by the Conquest project are:

Fast error free and transparent compression (>2x) of image data on disk with NKI private, JPEG or JPEG2000 compression.

A database browser and slice viewer integrated in the PACS system with options for: viewing DICOM header, creating BMP files (ideal for slides), sending selected images, printing, database fix tools such as changing patient IDs, deleting and anonymizing studies and series, and splitting and merging series. Use drag and drop to load ZIP, DICOM and HL7 files.

A simple query/move user interface for diagnostic purposes, to improve your knowledge of DICOM, and to grab missing data from another server.

Elementary DICOM print server and client - prints to the default printer.

JPEG, JPEG2000 compression and decompression (thanks to Bruce Barton) and RLE decompression supported.

Flexible configuration of JPEG and NKI private compression with optional (de)compression of incoming, dropped, transmitted and archived files.

A simple DICOM Modality Worklist implementation with HL7 import with configurable translation.

A CGI WEB interface with several possible viewers (also on the Linux version with does not have a GUI).

The server can act as an advanced (Lua) scriptable DICOM image forwarder, processor and/or DICOM image cache.

The server integrates an advanced DICOM viewer based on K-PACS

dicom browser

Integration between ZeroBraneStudio, a lean and mean Lua IDE and Conquest to unleasg Lua scripting in the Conquest DICOM server


Download for Windows: conquest

New features: [version 1417d: Latest bug fix release (march 2014)] [version 1417: Connects to ZeroBraneStudio IDE for Lua development] [version 1416: Built-in support for JPEG and JPEG2000; lua scripting] [version 1415: 64 bit; postgres; improved virtual server performance; jpg images possible in web interface; multiframe support in serversideviewer; sequence access in scripting; anonymizationscript; better handling of corrupt DICOM files;] [Version 1.4.14: New features: improved web pages and scripting, bug fixes; flexible import/export converters; Number of Study Related Instance queryable etc.] [Version 1.4.13: SqLite driver, jpeg and mysql driver in one package, auto setup database, delayed forwarders and prefetchers, more scripting commands, WEB viewer for IE, configure V2/DCM, configuration of deletion order, bug fixes. [Version 1.4.12c: Bug fixes, import converter, converter scripting, extensions to flexible filenamesyntax], [Version 1.4.12: better database performance, better control of forwarding, important bug fixes], [Version 1.4.11: K-Pacs viewer, native MySql driver, worklist fix, virtualserver fix, flexible filenamesyntax, WEBReadOnly, Fix forwarder retry logic], [version 1.4.10: Virtual server, Optional more debug info], [version 149a: GUI crash fix], [version 149: Modality Worklist, Linux and Web interface (fixes), faster retrieve, fixes in delete and nightly move, retry failed forwards, more JPEG fixes, built-in JPEG/RLE decompressor, downsize compressor, AE with ~xx sets compression, split/merge series, multiple UID query]

Download dicomserver1417d.zip (10708 KB, Complete DICOM server + documentation + sample data + IDE integration)

Download dgate1417d.zip (1943 KB, updated source code of the UCMDC/NKI DICOM server process, for windows)

Download dicomlib1417d.zip (910 KB, updated source code of the UCMDC dicom library and sample client programs, for windows)


Download for Linux, Solaris or OsX (compiles for 32/64 bit):

New features: JPEG, JPEG2000 built-in, MySQL support; better web viewers and data management, SqLite driver, delayed forwarders and prefetchers, more scripting commands, bug fixes. conquest

Download conquestlinux1417d.tar.gz (10030 KB, binary and source of dicom server without GUI for Linux, Unix)


Contact, ConQuest DICOM server and extensions to MicroPACS

Lambert Zijp and Marcel van Herk
Radiotherapy department
The Netherlands Cancer Institute
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Please check first our new FORUM (kindly hosted by the K-PACS team).
Fax: +31-20-6691101 / Email: zijp@nki.nl or portal@nki.nl

Technical Contact, original MicroPACS (no longer active)

Mark Oskin
UC Davis Medical Center
PACS Research and Development Lab.
(916)734-0308 / FAX (916)734-0316

Administrative / Licensing Contact, original MicroPACS

Richard L. Kennedy
UC Davis Medical Center
(916)734-7267 / FAX (916)734-0316 / Email: rlkennedy@ucdavis.edu

Copyright (c) 2013 The Netherlands Cancer Institute. Developed by Marcel van Herk, Lambert Zijp and Jan Meinders; the Netherlands Cancer Institute; Radiotherapy Department

Copyright (c) 1995 Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. Developed by: Mark Oskin, mhoskin@ucdavis.edu; University of California, Davis Medical Center; Department of Radiology with a Solaris port done and maintained by: Terry Rosenbaum; Michigan State University; Department of Radiology.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms are permitted provided that the above copyright notice and this paragraph are duplicated in all such forms and that any documentation, advertising materials, and other materials related to such distribution and use acknowledge that the software was developed by the University of California, Davis. The name of the University may not be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission. THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED ``AS IS'' AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.



Please first check our new FORUM (kindly hosted by the K-PACS team). E-mail for comments, bug reports and requests: zijp@nki.nl

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