Step 1: Images must be submitted in DICOM format.

 (What is DICOM?)
  • Request a CD from your radiologist that contains DICOM format images for your case.
  • Some physicians may be able to download DICOM images for their case directly from PACS. If you are able to do this, be sure to download images in DICOM format, not JPEG or TIFF.
  • If you are unsure if your images are in DICOM format, ask your radiology centre for help.

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DICOM = Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine.
DICOM is an image format, like JPEG or TIFF. It is the standard image format for medical images. DICOM images contain important information that medical image viewers need to properly display and manipulate the image. Other image formats like JPEG or TIFF do not contain this important information, and are therefore unsuitable for medical image viewers.