Flywheel has tools to assist in removing PHI from data prior to importing it into Flywheel. One example is our default de-identification tool for DICOM images when importing via the web uploader.
For more robust de-identification when uploading data via the DICOM uploader enable project de-id profiles. Then, when you, or any other Flywheel user, upload DICOMs to the project via the DICOM uploader, it is automatically de-identified according to the de-id profile. Learn more about project and group de-id profiles.
The method described in this article still apply if you do not have de-id profiles enabled.
To use this tool when using the web uploader, enable Anonymize Data before you click Upload Data
This tool removes the DICOM tags PatientID, PatientName, and PatientBirthDate. It also rounds the PatientAge to the nearest month if it's expressed in units less than months.