DICOM & HL7 Utilities

PowerTools is a suite of DICOM and HL7 tools designed for the development, testing, troubleshooting, or debugging of applications that use DICOM and HL7 communications. With PowerTools, you can view, repair, or create DICOM data sets and support, manage and diagnose medical imaging communications.

Add PowerTools to your toolbox

  • Edit DICOM files
  • Generate studies
  • Create DICOMDIRs
  • Store Client & Server
  • Verification Tools
  • Modality Worklist Tools
  • DICOM to PDF
  • HL7 Sender & Receiver
  • Much more…

PowerTools tackles just about any DICOM challenge

PACS administrators, integration engineers, system testers, software developers, field service technicians, and many others who work with DICOM and HL7 rely on PowerTools. The suite includes GUI and console versions that can run stand-alone or scripted to support your development, management and problem-solving needs.

The standalone PowerTools programs fill a wide variety of needs and functionality, suitable for DICOM PACS administrators and software developers. The PowerTools suite includes easy-to-use DICOM server (SCP) and client (SCU) applications for DICOM communications, and applications for viewing, changing, creating, converting, or fixing DICOM data sets, working with HL7 communications and generating integrated dictation and translation system mapping files that integrate seamlessly with Compass. Most applications come in GUI and console versions, so the PowerTools utilities run independently or scripted in a variety of development and troubleshooting scenarios.

What do you get?

PowerTools includes a comprehensive and continuously improved suite of tools:

DICOM Utilities
DICOM File Editor
  • View, edit, modify the contents of a DICOM dataset or image file
  • Visualize the patient, study, series & instance hierarchy
  • Drag-and-drop loading of instances and directories
  • Built-in DICOM image viewer for testing and development
  • Export image and header data to JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, Animated GIF, plain text and more
  • Perform tag morphing, applying filters to a dataset
  • Switch between normal and hexadecimal view of file contents
  • Search dataset contents using simple and wildcard queries
  • Synchronize viewing of header tags between datasets

  • Create DICOM media from a directory of DICOM datasets on disk

DICOM Filter
  • Create, store and retrieve complex user-defined
    filters for modifying DICOM datasets
  • Apply filters to one or more datasets in an automated way
  • Anonymize DICOM datasets, series or studies
  • Apply pixel blanking or blinding to anonymize PHI burned into images

Dictionary Finder
  • Look up information from the DICOM data
  • See values and meanings for tags, elements and UIDs

Study Generator
  • Automatically generate studies
  • Direct studies to the console, file system or DICOM store server, including a configurable delay between each store
  • Customize generated images with study information, desired file size, background image and burned-in overlay
  • Generate any number of studies, series and images, using a single or multiple associations, sequentially or in parallel
  • Create and store any number of store server profiles for flexible and efficient testing

  • Select one or more PDF files and customize header data using a configurable template
  • Store as DICOM encapsulated PDF datasets to the file system or DICOM store server

DICOM Indexer
  • Categorize your repository of test data
  • Create a spreadsheet of DICOM assets organized by selected DICOM elements in a directory hierarchy

Structured Report Extractor
  • Extract tag data from DICOM Structured Reports
  • Generate dictation system template mapping files
  • View and verify extracted data
  • Confirm mapping names and units
  • Summarize Auto Text data
  • Supports Compass job actions and more

App Launcher
  • Convenient application for selecting and launching PowerTools GUI utilities
DICOM Clients and Servers
Modality Worklist Client and Server
  • Connect to a modality worklist SCP
  • Provide a modality worklist SCP for a directory on disk

Query Client and Server
  • Query a query SCP (or PACS) for DICOM images, and move DICOM images from the server to another location
  • Provide a query SCP for a directory on disk

Store Client and Server
  • C-Store DICOM images from disk to a store SCP
  • Receive C-Store DICOM images from a store SCU

Verification Client and Server
  • Send C-Echo requests as a Verification SCU
  • Receive and reply to C-Echo requests as a Verification SCP
HL7 Client and Server
HL7 Sender
  • Produce and send HL7 messages using configurable templates
  • Log HL7 communication traffic
  • Wait for ACKs
  • Communicate via SSL
  • Apply mapping rules to generate dynamic content in messages with customized values

HL7 Receiver
  • Receive and display HL7 messages
  • Log HL7 communication traffic
  • Send ACKs and simulate communication delays
  • Communicate via SSL

PowerTools is a collection of Windows GUI and console utilities.

The latest release is Version 3.6.0.

System Requirements

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2 or newer (installed by PowerTools installer)
  • Runs on just about any system that supports the minimum OS requirements, with performance varying based on the specific tools and the size and complexity of datasets used. Windows 10 is recommended.
  • Console applications are scriptable
  • GUI and console applications provide standard -h command line usage messages

PowerTools Clients

What Clients are Saying

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