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Import Flywheel Data from a DIMSE Peer Application


Learn how to enable the DIMSE service and add a DICOM peer in Flywheel to import data from Flywheel via a DIMSE service. This article also explains the supported DIMSE operations.

Instruction Steps

Step 1: Add Application as a DICOM Peer

In order for Flywheel data to be accessed by a DIMSE peer, that application must be registered in Flywheel. To register your application and add it as a DICOM peer:

  1. Sign in to Flywheel as a Site Admin.
  2. Click Devices.
  3. Select the DICOM Peers tab.


  4. Click New DICOM Peer.

  5. Enter the following information about the application you want to use to import Flywheel data:

    • AE Title
    • IP/Hostname
    • Port
  6. Click Test Connection to test your connection via C-Echo

  7. Click Add

Deleting a peer from this list stops the application from accessing Flywheel data. This action can not be undone.

Step 2: Enable the DIMSE Service for a Project

The DIMSE service is enabled for projects in Flywheel.

  1. Click Projects.
  2. Choose a project.
  3. Click on the Permissions tab.
  4. Under Services, click Enable DIMSE Service.


  5. Note the Flywheel information to enter. See your application's documentation for more information on how to add Flywheel as a peer.

Supported DIMSE Operations

Flywheel supports the following DIMSE operations:

  • C-Find: Use to query Flywheel information. This operation will query on AE Title and return all DICOMS associated with the corresponding Flywheel project.
  • C-Move: Use to push Flywheel DICOM data to destination. This can operation supports selecting some or all available DICOMs
  • C-GET: Similar to C-Move with some possible performance improvements in legacy systems
  • C-Echo: This is used by Flywheel to verify end-to-end communications with a peer DIMSE-service-user.