DICOM Send Tool

The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has created a free Open Source software tool for sending DICOM images, which can be easily set up to send DICOM images to the RadPix Teaching File System.

Be certain that the images do NOT contain any patient information in the DICOM header or embedded in the images if your RadPix server is on the internet. If you are not sure, either review the images with a DICOM viewer, or use the Manual creation of a new case feature of Radpix, in which there is an opportunity to review the DICOM header and images before uploading them.

Download the free DICOM send tool, Filesender, from RSNA at http://mirc.rsna.org/download/FileSender-installer.jar.

Open the file.  

If you get an error, you will need to install Java. We recommend Amazon Java 8, which is free to use and is available at


Select and download the JRE version for your operating system.

Install Filesender into c:\RSNA, which then makes a subfolder “Filesender” where all the files will be placed.      

Note: This program will NOT make an entry into the Windows Start Menu.  You will have to navigate to the install folder and then run FileSender.jar.    

Problem Loading? Note – if you just get a blank window that flashes when you do this, you will have to open a Command Box.  You can open a Command Box in several ways, including doing a search for “cmd” from the Start menu.  Be sure correct drive letter is used (i.e. “c:” in this case)  in the Command Box, enter these commands:  

cd {Your install folder} – example, cd \RSNA\FileSender
java -jar Filesender.jar

Courtesy mirc.rsna.org

DICOM destination field

  • Enter your server IP address and DICOM receiver port from the RadPix Server (default 1090).
  • Source and Destination are the AETitles of the sending and receiving devices, which can be left as Source and Destination.



If RadPix is configured to use the Calling AETitle to automatically apply subspecialty tag to a draft case, the above value would set the subspecialty for all cases to “Neuroradiology” (link).

Zip files that contain DICOM files can also be uploaded with this technique.

See highlighted yellow areas in image above.

  1. Click the button to the left of the DICOM destination (should be filled in)
  2. Check the box “Include subdirectories” in bottom left corner
  3. Just to the right of the checkbox, there is another box that by default is “dcm”.  Click it and change it to *.
  4. Navigate in left panel to directory of DICOM images.
  5. Click send button in bottom right corner.

Images will now be placed into draft cases. Click Draft Cases to only show Draft Cases.

1 Draft Case in the system.