Retrieve DICOM study

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Return all DICOM instances within a given study.

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Code sample


import (

	healthcare ""

// dicomWebRetrieveStudy retrieves all instances in the given dicomWebPath
// study.
func dicomWebRetrieveStudy(w io.Writer, projectID, location, datasetID, dicomStoreID, dicomWebPath string, outputFile string) error {
	// projectID := "my-project"
	// location := "us-central1"
	// datasetID := "my-dataset"
	// dicomStoreID := "my-dicom-store"
	// dicomWebPath := "studies/"
	// outputFile := "study.multipart"
	ctx := context.Background()

	healthcareService, err := healthcare.NewService(ctx)
	if err != nil {
		return fmt.Errorf("healthcare.NewService: %v", err)

	storesService := healthcareService.Projects.Locations.Datasets.DicomStores.Studies

	parent := fmt.Sprintf("projects/%s/locations/%s/datasets/%s/dicomStores/%s", projectID, location, datasetID, dicomStoreID)

	resp, err := storesService.RetrieveStudy(parent, dicomWebPath).Do()
	if err != nil {
		return fmt.Errorf("RetrieveStudy: %v", err)

	defer resp.Body.Close()

	if resp.StatusCode > 299 {
		return fmt.Errorf("RetrieveStudy: status %d %s: %s", resp.StatusCode, resp.Status, resp.Body)

	file, err := os.Create(outputFile)
	if err != nil {
		return fmt.Errorf("os.Create: %v", err)
	defer file.Close()
	if _, err := io.Copy(file, resp.Body); err != nil {
		return fmt.Errorf("io.Copy: %v", err)

	// When specifying the output file, use an extension like ".multipart".
	// Then, parse the downloaded multipart file to get each individual DICOM
	// file.
	fmt.Fprintf(w, "Study retrieved and downloaded to file: %v\n", outputFile)

	return nil


import java.util.Collections;

public class DicomWebRetrieveStudy {
  private static final String DICOM_NAME = "projects/%s/locations/%s/datasets/%s/dicomStores/%s";
  private static final JsonFactory JSON_FACTORY = new JacksonFactory();
  private static final NetHttpTransport HTTP_TRANSPORT = new NetHttpTransport();

  public static void dicomWebRetrieveStudy(String dicomStoreName, String studyId)
      throws IOException {
    // String dicomStoreName =
    //    String.format(
    //        DICOM_NAME, "your-project-id", "your-region-id", "your-dataset-id", "your-dicom-id");
    // String studyId = "your-study-id";

    // Initialize the client, which will be used to interact with the service.
    CloudHealthcare client = createClient();

    // Create request and configure any parameters.
    Studies.RetrieveStudy request =
            .retrieveStudy(dicomStoreName, "studies/" + studyId);

    // Execute the request and process the results.
    HttpResponse response = request.executeUnparsed();

    // When specifying the output file, use an extension like ".multipart".
    // Then, parse the downloaded multipart file to get each individual
    // DICOM file.
    String outputPath = "study.multipart";
    OutputStream outputStream = new FileOutputStream(new File(outputPath));
    try {;
      System.out.println("DICOM study written to file " + outputPath);
    } finally {

    if (!response.isSuccessStatusCode()) {
          String.format("Exception retrieving DICOM study: %s\n", response.getStatusMessage()));
      throw new RuntimeException();

  private static CloudHealthcare createClient() throws IOException {
    // Use Application Default Credentials (ADC) to authenticate the requests
    // For more information see
    GoogleCredentials credential =

    HttpHeaders headers = new HttpHeaders();
    // The response's default transfer syntax is Little Endian Explicit.
    // As a result, if the file was uploaded using a compressed transfer syntax,
    // the returned object will be decompressed. This can negatively impact performance and lead
    // to errors for transfer syntaxes that the Cloud Healthcare API doesn't support.
    // To avoid these issues, and if the returned object's transfer syntax doesn't matter to
    // your application, use the
    // multipart/related; type="application/dicom"; transfer-syntax=* Accept Header.
    headers.setAccept("multipart/related; type=application/dicom; transfer-syntax=*");
    // Create a HttpRequestInitializer, which will provide a baseline configuration to all requests.
    HttpRequestInitializer requestInitializer =
        request -> {
          new HttpCredentialsAdapter(credential).initialize(request);
          request.setConnectTimeout(60000); // 1 minute connect timeout
          request.setReadTimeout(60000); // 1 minute read timeout

    // Build the client for interacting with the service.
    return new CloudHealthcare.Builder(HTTP_TRANSPORT, JSON_FACTORY, requestInitializer)


const google = require('@googleapis/healthcare');
const healthcare ={
  version: 'v1',
  auth: new google.auth.GoogleAuth({
    scopes: [''],
const fs = require('fs');
const util = require('util');
const writeFile = util.promisify(fs.writeFile);
// When specifying the output file, use an extension like ".multipart."
// Then, parse the downloaded multipart file to get each individual
// DICOM file.
const fileName = 'study_file.multipart';

const dicomWebRetrieveStudy = async () => {
  // TODO(developer): uncomment these lines before running the sample
  // const cloudRegion = 'us-central1';
  // const projectId = 'adjective-noun-123';
  // const datasetId = 'my-dataset';
  // const dicomStoreId = 'my-dicom-store';
  // const studyUid = '';
  const parent = `projects/${projectId}/locations/${cloudRegion}/datasets/${datasetId}/dicomStores/${dicomStoreId}`;
  const dicomWebPath = `studies/${studyUid}`;
  const request = {parent, dicomWebPath};

  const study =
    await healthcare.projects.locations.datasets.dicomStores.studies.retrieveStudy(
        headers: {
            'multipart/related; type=application/dicom; transfer-syntax=*',
        responseType: 'arraybuffer',

  const fileBytes = Buffer.from(;

  await writeFile(fileName, fileBytes);
    `Retrieved study and saved to ${fileName} in current directory`



def dicomweb_retrieve_study(
    project_id, location, dataset_id, dicom_store_id, study_uid
    """Handles the GET requests specified in the DICOMweb standard.

    before running the sample."""
    # Imports Python's built-in "os" module
    import os

    # Imports the google.auth.transport.requests transport
    from google.auth.transport import requests

    # Imports a module to allow authentication using a service account
    from google.oauth2 import service_account

    # Gets credentials from the environment.
    credentials = service_account.Credentials.from_service_account_file(
    scoped_credentials = credentials.with_scopes(
    # Creates a requests Session object with the credentials.
    session = requests.AuthorizedSession(scoped_credentials)

    # URL to the Cloud Healthcare API endpoint and version
    base_url = ""

    # TODO(developer): Uncomment these lines and replace with your values.
    # project_id = 'my-project'  # replace with your GCP project ID
    # location = 'us-central1'  # replace with the parent dataset's location
    # dataset_id = 'my-dataset'  # replace with the parent dataset's ID
    # dicom_store_id = 'my-dicom-store' # replace with the DICOM store ID
    # study_uid = ''  # replace with the study UID
    url = "{}/projects/{}/locations/{}".format(base_url, project_id, location)

    dicomweb_path = "{}/datasets/{}/dicomStores/{}/dicomWeb/studies/{}".format(
        url, dataset_id, dicom_store_id, study_uid

    # When specifying the output file, use an extension like ".multipart."
    # Then, parse the downloaded multipart file to get each individual
    # DICOM file.
    file_name = "study.multipart"

    response = session.get(dicomweb_path)


    with open(file_name, "wb") as f:
        print("Retrieved study and saved to {} in current directory".format(file_name))

    return response

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