DICOM Shrinkinator

Shrinks costs by compressing DICOM studies on their way into storage. Significantly reduces the size of most classes of studies, including US, MR, CT, SC and others.

Great for compressing modality output, or as a loop-back router for scheduled shrinkage of existing studies.
Written using our lean DMT framework, for lightning-fast operation and low memory consumption.
Single-screen control center gets you up and running within minutes.

Key Features

The DICOM Shrinkinator is a versatile and reliable way to significantly reduce storage costs.

Low Footprint
200 MB for log files is about all the space you need. Shrinkinator uses very little memory; Let a clunky old server feel wanted again.
Lightning Fast
Loopback storage and compression at between 60MB/s and 120MB/s on a Core i7 with 8GB of memory. That’s faster than many hard drives, and ensures the bottleneck will be your network capacity.
Easy Upgrades
Seriously. You don’t even have to stop the service. Just download, run the installer, and you’re done.
Back-off When Needed
Disable compression using filters that match based on descriptions or other values.
Simple Configuration
One-window configuration for nearly instant deployment. Re-point your devices to the Shrinkinator and you’re ready to go.
Can receive associations from any AE and impersonate it to PACS. Provides transparent operation with minimal administration.

Technically, what is it?

Shrinkinator is a DICOM forwarder that compresses data on its way into storage. It provides JPEG or RLE compression to any DICOM-compliant device or PACS.

Which PACSs are supported?

All of them.

Which SOP Classes are supported?

  • CR Image Storage
  • Digital X-Ray Image Storage
  • Digital Mammography X-Ray Image Storage
  • Digital Intra–oral X-Ray Image Storage
  • X-Ray Angiographic Image Storage
  • Enhanced XA Image Storage
  • X-Ray Radiofluoroscopic Image Storage
  • Enhanced XRF Image Storage
  • CT Image Storage
  • Enhanced CT Image Storage
  • NM Image Storage
  • Ultrasound Multiframe Image Storage
  • MR Image Storage
  • Enhanced MR Image Storage
  • Radiation Therapy Image Storage
  • Ultrasound Image Storage
  • Ultrasound Multiframe Image Storage
  • Secondary Capture Image Storage
  • Multiframe Single Bit Secondary Capture Image Storage
  • Multiframe Grayscale Byte Secondary Capture Image Storage
  • Multiframe Grayscale Word Secondary Capture Image Storage
  • Multiframe True Color Secondary Capture Image Storage
  • VL endoscopic Image Storage
  • Video Endoscopic Image Storage
  • VL Microscopic Image Storage
  • Video Microscopic Image Storage
  • VL Slide-Coordinates Microscopic Image Storage
  • VL Photographic Image Storage
  • Video Photographic Image Storage
  • Ophthalmic Photography 8-Bit Image Storage
  • Ophthalmic Photography 16-Bit Image Storage

Really? That’s all of them?

Very funny.

Which syntaxes are supported?

Lossless syntaxes

  • JPEG Lossless, Non-Hierarchical, First-Order Prediction (Process 14 SV1)
  • JPEG-LS Lossless
  • RLE Lossless

Lossy syntaxes

  • JPEG Baseline (Process 1)
  • JPEG Extended (Process 2 & 4)
  • JPEG-LS Lossy (Near-lossless)

JPEG 2000?

Yes, with an additional license purchase.

Can I try it?

Yes. Click here to download a time-limited trial.

Is there a brochure?

Why yes, there is: DICOM Shrinkinator Product Sheet 0.7 (569.13 kB)

How to get in touch.

If you think the Shrinkinator is the right tool for your needs then please contact us for information about how to purchase a license.

Basic Specifications

  • Windows executable, runs as a system service
  • Receives as Store SCP
  • Compresses or skips according to configurable rules
  • Transmits to PACS via a DICOM interface as Store SCU

System Requirements

  • x86 or x64 CPU at 2 GHz minimum
  • 2 GB memory for 32-bit and 4 GB for 64-bit operation
  • Windows XP SP3, Vista, 7, 8, 2003 Server, or 2008 Server
  • 200 MB of storage, for binary and first three years of log files
  • TCP access to both source and destination systems

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