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       getscu - DICOM retrieve (C-GET) SCU


       getscu [options] peer port [dcmfile-in...]


       The  getscu  application  implements  an  SCU for the Query/Retrieve Service Class. getscu
       supports retrieve functionality using the C-GET message. It sends query keys to an SCP and
       waits  for  responses  with  images  or other DICOM objects sent via C-STORE. As the DICOM
       service demands, C-GET and the accompanying C-STORE  messages  are  handled  on  the  same
       association.  Therefore,  objects can only be received by getscu itself and cannot be sent
       to a third party (movescu would be the right tool for this task).


       peer        hostname of DICOM peer

       port        tcp/ip port number of peer

       dcmfile-in  DICOM query file(s)


   general options
         -h    --help
                 print this help text and exit

                 print version information and exit

                 print expanded command line arguments

         -q    --quiet
                 quiet mode, print no warnings and errors

         -v    --verbose
                 verbose mode, print processing details

         -d    --debug
                 debug mode, print debug information

         -ll   --log-level  [l]evel: string constant
                 (fatal, error, warn, info, debug, trace)
                 use level l for the logger

         -lc   --log-config  [f]ilename: string
                 use config file f for the logger

         +v    --verbose-pc
                 show presentation contexts in verbose mode

   network options
       override matching keys:

         -k    --key  [k]ey: gggg,eeee="str", path or dictionary name="str"
                 override matching key

       query information model:

         -P    --patient
                 use patient root information model (default)

         -S    --study
                 use study root information model

         -O    --psonly
                 use patient/study only information model

       application entity titles:

         -aet  --aetitle  [a]etitle: string
                 set my calling AE title (default: GETSCU)

         -aec  --call  [a]etitle: string
                 set called AE title of peer (default: ANY-SCP)

       preferred storage transfer syntaxes (incoming associations):

         +x=   --prefer-uncompr
                 prefer explicit VR local byte order (default)

         +xe   --prefer-little
                 prefer explicit VR little endian TS

         +xb   --prefer-big
                 prefer explicit VR big endian TS

         +xs   --prefer-lossless
                 prefer default JPEG lossless TS

         +xy   --prefer-jpeg8
                 prefer default JPEG lossy TS for 8 bit data

         +xx   --prefer-jpeg12
                 prefer default JPEG lossy TS for 12 bit data

         +xv   --prefer-j2k-lossless
                 prefer JPEG 2000 lossless TS

         +xw   --prefer-j2k-lossy
                 prefer JPEG 2000 lossy TS

         +xt   --prefer-jls-lossless
                 prefer JPEG-LS lossless TS

         +xu   --prefer-jls-lossy
                 prefer JPEG-LS lossy TS

         +xm   --prefer-mpeg2
                 prefer MPEG2 Main Profile @ Main Level TS

         +xh   --prefer-mpeg2-high
                 prefer MPEG2 Main Profile @ High Level TS

         +xn   --prefer-mpeg4
                 prefer MPEG4 AVC/H.264 HP / Level 4.1 TS

         +xl   --prefer-mpeg4-bd
                 prefer MPEG4 AVC/H.264 BD-compatible HP / Level 4.1 TS

         +x2   --prefer-mpeg4-2-2d
                 prefer MPEG4 AVC/H.264 HP / Level 4.2 TS for 2D Videos

         +x3   --prefer-mpeg4-2-3d
                 prefer MPEG4 AVC/H.264 HP / Level 4.2 TS for 3D Videos

         +xo   --prefer-mpeg4-2-st
                 prefer MPEG4 AVC/H.264 Stereo HP / Level 4.2 TS

         +x4   --prefer-hevc
                 prefer HEVC H.265 Main Profile / Level 5.1 TS

         +x5   --prefer-hevc10
                 prefer HEVC H.265 Main 10 Profile / Level 5.1 TS

         +xr   --prefer-rle
                 prefer RLE lossless TS

         +xd   --prefer-deflated
                 prefer deflated explicit VR little endian TS

         +xi   --implicit
                 accept implicit VR little endian TS only

        proposed retrieve transfer syntaxes (outgoing associations):

         -x=   --propose-uncompr
                 propose all uncompressed TS, explicit VR
                 with local byte ordering first (default)

         -xe   --propose-little
                 propose all uncompressed TS, explicit VR little endian first

         -xb   --propose-big
                 propose all uncompressed TS, explicit VR big endian first

         -xd   --propose-deflated
                 propose deflated explicit VR little endian TS
                 and all uncompressed transfer syntaxes

         -xi   --propose-implicit
                 propose implicit VR little endian TS only

       other network options:

         -to   --timeout  [s]econds: integer (default: unlimited)
                 timeout for connection requests

         -ta   --acse-timeout  [s]econds: integer (default: 30)
                 timeout for ACSE messages

         -td   --dimse-timeout  [s]econds: integer (default: unlimited)
                 timeout for DIMSE messages

         -pdu  --max-pdu  [n]umber of bytes: integer (4096..131072)
                 set max receive pdu to n bytes (default: 16384)

               --repeat  [n]umber: integer
                 repeat n times

                 abort association instead of releasing it

   output options

         -od   --output-directory  [d]irectory: string (default: ".")
                 write received objects to existing directory d

       storage mode:

         -B    --normal
                 receive in memory, then write to disk (default)

         +B    --bit-preserving
                 receive directly to disk

                 ignore store data, receive but do not store


       Each file supplied on the command line will be sent to the SCP as part of a C-GET request.
       The  query  file  must be a valid DICOM data set containing the dataset part of a C-GET-RQ
       message. The query file could, for instance, be created with the dump2dcm utility  from  a
       script like the following example:

       # request all images for the patient with ID=PAT001
       (0008,0052) CS [PATIENT]     # QueryRetrieveLevel
       (0010,0020) LO [PAT001]      # PatientID

       Another  possibility  is  to use the dcmodify tool to create a file from scratch using the
       option --create-file with successive calls to the --insert option.  Individual  attributes
       can be modified or supplemented using the -k (or --key) option. For example the command:

       getscu -k "0010,0020=PAT002" caesar 5678 patqry.dcm

       will,  when  sent  to the SCP caesar at TCP/IP port 5678, cause any PatientID attribute in
       patqry.dcm to have the value 'PAT002'.  If  such  an  attribute  is  present  it  will  be
       replaced,  if absent it will be inserted. The -k option can be present more than once. The
       value part (after the '=') may be absent causing  the  attribute  to  be  sent  with  zero
       length. It is also possible to specify sequences, items and nested attributes using the -k
       option. In these cases, a special 'path' notation has to be used. Details can be found  in
       the dcmodify documentation.

       If  no  file is specified on the command line, the query must be specified completely with
       one or more -k options. If multiple query files are provided, getscu will send multiple C-
       GET requests to the SCP.

   Known Problems
       getscu  is  intended to be used as a testing tool for DICOM software developers. The query
       keys file must be created by hand based upon the contents of the SCP.

       C-GET is  not  supported  by  all  Query/Retrieve  SCPs.  The  C-MOVE  protocol  which  is
       implemented by the movescu tool is more commonly found in practice.

       The  getscu  application makes no attempt to prevent incorrect queries. In particular, the
       query keys of a C-MOVE request should only contain the  QueryRetrieveLevel  attribute  and
       one  or  more  of  the  so-called  'unique  key  attributes' (PatientID, StudyInstanceUID,
       SeriesInstanceUID and SOPInstanceUID).

   DICOM Conformance
   SCU Conformance
       The getscu application supports the following SOP Classes as an SCU:

       GETPatientRootQueryRetrieveInformationModel          1.2.840.10008.
       GETStudyRootQueryRetrieveInformationModel            1.2.840.10008.
       GETPatientStudyOnlyQueryRetrieveInformationModel     1.2.840.10008.

       The getscu application will propose presentation contexts for one  of  the  abovementioned
       supported  SOP  Classes  depending  on  command line options (-P, -S, or -O). For outgoing
       associations, the following transfer syntaxes are supported:

       LittleEndianImplicitTransferSyntax                   1.2.840.10008.1.2
       LittleEndianExplicitTransferSyntax                   1.2.840.10008.1.2.1
       DeflatedExplicitVRLittleEndianTransferSyntax         1.2.840.10008. (*)
       BigEndianExplicitTransferSyntax                      1.2.840.10008.1.2.2

       (*) if compiled with zlib support enabled (see --version output)

       Which transfer syntaxes are actually proposed in what order, can  be  specified  with  the
       --propose options.

   Storage Conformance
       The getscu application supports the following SOP Classes as an SCP:

       VerificationSOPClass                                 1.2.840.10008.1.1

       RETIRED_StoredPrintStorage                           1.2.840.10008.
       RETIRED_HardcopyGrayscaleImageStorage                1.2.840.10008.
       RETIRED_HardcopyColorImageStorage                    1.2.840.10008.
       ComputedRadiographyImageStorage                      1.2.840.10008.
       DigitalXRayImageStorageForPresentation               1.2.840.10008.
       DigitalXRayImageStorageForProcessing                 1.2.840.10008.
       DigitalMammographyXRayImageStorageForPresentation    1.2.840.10008.
       DigitalMammographyXRayImageStorageForProcessing      1.2.840.10008.
       DigitalIntraOralXRayImageStorageForPresentation      1.2.840.10008.
       DigitalIntraOralXRayImageStorageForProcessing        1.2.840.10008.
       CTImageStorage                                       1.2.840.10008.
       EnhancedCTImageStorage                               1.2.840.10008.
       LegacyConvertedEnhancedCTImageStorage                1.2.840.10008.
       RETIRED_UltrasoundMultiframeImageStorage             1.2.840.10008.
       UltrasoundMultiframeImageStorage                     1.2.840.10008.
       MRImageStorage                                       1.2.840.10008.
       EnhancedMRImageStorage                               1.2.840.10008.
       MRSpectroscopyStorage                                1.2.840.10008.
       EnhancedMRColorImageStorage                          1.2.840.10008.
       LegacyConvertedEnhancedMRImageStorage                1.2.840.10008.
       RETIRED_NuclearMedicineImageStorage                  1.2.840.10008.
       RETIRED_UltrasoundImageStorage                       1.2.840.10008.
       UltrasoundImageStorage                               1.2.840.10008.
       EnhancedUSVolumeStorage                              1.2.840.10008.
       SecondaryCaptureImageStorage                         1.2.840.10008.
       MultiframeSingleBitSecondaryCaptureImageStorage      1.2.840.10008.
       MultiframeGrayscaleByteSecondaryCaptureImageStorage  1.2.840.10008.
       MultiframeGrayscaleWordSecondaryCaptureImageStorage  1.2.840.10008.
       MultiframeTrueColorSecondaryCaptureImageStorage      1.2.840.10008.
       RETIRED_StandaloneOverlayStorage                     1.2.840.10008.
       RETIRED_StandaloneCurveStorage                       1.2.840.10008.
       TwelveLeadECGWaveformStorage                         1.2.840.10008.
       GeneralECGWaveformStorage                            1.2.840.10008.
       AmbulatoryECGWaveformStorage                         1.2.840.10008.
       HemodynamicWaveformStorage                           1.2.840.10008.
       CardiacElectrophysiologyWaveformStorage              1.2.840.10008.
       BasicVoiceAudioWaveformStorage                       1.2.840.10008.
       GeneralAudioWaveformStorage                          1.2.840.10008.
       ArterialPulseWaveformStorage                         1.2.840.10008.
       RespiratoryWaveformStorage                           1.2.840.10008.
       RETIRED_StandaloneModalityLUTStorage                 1.2.840.10008.
       RETIRED_StandaloneVOILUTStorage                      1.2.840.10008.
       GrayscaleSoftcopyPresentationStateStorage            1.2.840.10008.
       ColorSoftcopyPresentationStateStorage                1.2.840.10008.
       PseudoColorSoftcopyPresentationStateStorage          1.2.840.10008.
       BlendingSoftcopyPresentationStateStorage             1.2.840.10008.
       XAXRFGrayscaleSoftcopyPresentationStateStorage       1.2.840.10008.
       XRayAngiographicImageStorage                         1.2.840.10008.
       EnhancedXAImageStorage                               1.2.840.10008.
       XRayRadiofluoroscopicImageStorage                    1.2.840.10008.
       EnhancedXRFImageStorage                              1.2.840.10008.
       RETIRED_XRayAngiographicBiPlaneImageStorage          1.2.840.10008.
       XRay3DAngiographicImageStorage                       1.2.840.10008.
       XRay3DCraniofacialImageStorage                       1.2.840.10008.
       BreastTomosynthesisImageStorage                      1.2.840.10008.
       IntravascularOpt.Coh.Tom.ImageStorageForPresentation 1.2.840.10008.
       IntravascularOpt.Coh.Tom.ImageStorageForProcessing   1.2.840.10008.
       NuclearMedicineImageStorage                          1.2.840.10008.
       RawDataStorage                                       1.2.840.10008.
       SpatialRegistrationStorage                           1.2.840.10008.
       SpatialFiducialsStorage                              1.2.840.10008.
       DeformableSpatialRegistrationStorage                 1.2.840.10008.
       SegmentationStorage                                  1.2.840.10008.
       SurfaceSegmentationStorage                           1.2.840.10008.
       RealWorldValueMappingStorage                         1.2.840.10008.
       SurfaceScanMeshStorage                               1.2.840.10008.
       SurfaceScanPointCloudStorage                         1.2.840.10008.
       RETIRED_VLImageStorage                               1.2.840.10008.
       VLEndoscopicImageStorage                             1.2.840.10008.
       VideoEndoscopicImageStorage                          1.2.840.10008.
       VLMicroscopicImageStorage                            1.2.840.10008.
       VideoMicroscopicImageStorage                         1.2.840.10008.
       VLSlideCoordinatesMicroscopicImageStorage            1.2.840.10008.
       VLPhotographicImageStorage                           1.2.840.10008.
       VideoPhotographicImageStorage                        1.2.840.10008.
       OphthalmicPhotography8BitImageStorage                1.2.840.10008.
       OphthalmicPhotography16BitImageStorage               1.2.840.10008.
       StereometricRelationshipStorage                      1.2.840.10008.
       OphthalmicTomographyImageStorage                     1.2.840.10008.
       VLWholeSlideMicroscopyImageStorage                   1.2.840.10008.
       RETIRED_VLMultiFrameImageStorage                     1.2.840.10008.
       LensometryMeasurementsStorage                        1.2.840.10008.
       AutorefractionMeasurementsStorage                    1.2.840.10008.
       KeratometryMeasurementsStorage                       1.2.840.10008.
       SubjectiveRefractionMeasurementsStorage              1.2.840.10008.
       VisualAcuityMeasurementsStorage                      1.2.840.10008.
       SpectaclePrescriptionReportStorage                   1.2.840.10008.
       OphthalmicAxialMeasurementsStorage                   1.2.840.10008.
       IntraocularLensCalculationsStorage                   1.2.840.10008.
       MacularGridThicknessAndVolumeReportStorage           1.2.840.10008.
       OphthalmicVisualFieldStaticPerimetryMeasurementsSt.  1.2.840.10008.
       OphthalmicThicknessMapStorage                        1.2.840.10008.
       BasicTextSRStorage                                   1.2.840.10008.
       EnhancedSRStorage                                    1.2.840.10008.
       ComprehensiveSRStorage                               1.2.840.10008.
       Comprehensive3DSRStorage                             1.2.840.10008.
       ProcedureLogStorage                                  1.2.840.10008.
       MammographyCADSRStorage                              1.2.840.10008.
       KeyObjectSelectionDocumentStorage                    1.2.840.10008.
       ChestCADSRStorage                                    1.2.840.10008.
       XRayRadiationDoseSRStorage                           1.2.840.10008.
       ColonCADSRStorage                                    1.2.840.10008.
       ImplantationPlanSRDocumentStorage                    1.2.840.10008.
       EncapsulatedPDFStorage                               1.2.840.10008.
       EncapsulatedCDAStorage                               1.2.840.10008.
       PositronEmissionTomographyImageStorage               1.2.840.10008.
       LegacyConvertedEnhancedPETImageStorage               1.2.840.10008.
       RETIRED_StandalonePETCurveStorage                    1.2.840.10008.
       EnhancedPETImageStorage                              1.2.840.10008.
       BasicStructuredDisplayStorage                        1.2.840.10008.
       RTImageStorage                                       1.2.840.10008.
       RTDoseStorage                                        1.2.840.10008.
       RTStructureSetStorage                                1.2.840.10008.
       RTBeamsTreatmentRecordStorage                        1.2.840.10008.
       RTPlanStorage                                        1.2.840.10008.
       RTBrachyTreatmentRecordStorage                       1.2.840.10008.
       RTTreatmentSummaryRecordStorage                      1.2.840.10008.
       RTIonPlanStorage                                     1.2.840.10008.
       RTIonBeamsTreatmentRecordStorage                     1.2.840.10008.
       RTBeamsDeliveryInstructionStorage                    1.2.840.10008.

       The  getscu  application  will  usually  accept  presentation  contexts  for  all  of  the
       abovementioned supported SOP Classes using any of the following transfer syntaxes:

       LittleEndianImplicitTransferSyntax                   1.2.840.10008.1.2
       LittleEndianExplicitTransferSyntax                   1.2.840.10008.1.2.1
       BigEndianExplicitTransferSyntax                      1.2.840.10008.1.2.2

       When acting as a storage SCP, the getscu application will prefer transfer syntaxes  having
       an  explicit  encoding  over the default implicit transfer syntax. If getscu is running on
       big-endian hardware it will  prefer  BigEndianExplicit  to  LittleEndianExplicit  transfer
       syntax  (and  vice  versa).  This  behavior  can be changed with the --prefer options (see
       above). Depending on the --prefer option actually used, a  combination  of  the  following
       transfer syntaxes is supported:

       LittleEndianImplicitTransferSyntax                   1.2.840.10008.1.2
       LittleEndianExplicitTransferSyntax                   1.2.840.10008.1.2.1
       DeflatedExplicitVRLittleEndianTransferSyntax         1.2.840.10008. (*)
       BigEndianExplicitTransferSyntax                      1.2.840.10008.1.2.2
       JPEGProcess1TransferSyntax                           1.2.840.10008.
       JPEGProcess2_4TransferSyntax                         1.2.840.10008.
       JPEGProcess14SV1TransferSyntax                       1.2.840.10008.
       JPEGLSLosslessTransferSyntax                         1.2.840.10008.
       JPEGLSLossyTransferSyntax                            1.2.840.10008.
       JPEG2000LosslessOnlyTransferSyntax                   1.2.840.10008.
       JPEG2000TransferSyntax                               1.2.840.10008.
       MPEG2MainProfileAtMainLevelTransferSyntax            1.2.840.10008.
       MPEG2MainProfileAtHighLevelTransferSyntax            1.2.840.10008.
       MPEG4HighProfileLevel4_1TransferSyntax               1.2.840.10008.
       MPEG4BDcompatibleHighProfileLevel4_1TransferSyntax   1.2.840.10008.
       MPEG4HighProfileLevel4_2_For2DVideoTransferSyntax    1.2.840.10008.
       MPEG4HighProfileLevel4_2_For3DVideoTransferSyntax    1.2.840.10008.
       MPEG4StereoHighProfileLevel4_2TransferSyntax         1.2.840.10008.
       HEVCMainProfileLevel5_1TransferSyntax                1.2.840.10008.
       HEVCMain10ProfileLevel5_1TransferSyntax              1.2.840.10008.
       RLELosslessTransferSyntax                            1.2.840.10008.1.2.5

       (*) if compiled with zlib support enabled (see --version output)

       The getscu application does not support extended negotiation.


       getscu --patient --call ARCHIVE caesar 104 q.dcm

       sends  the  attributes  contained  in the DICOM file 'q.dcm' as part of a C-GET request to
       application entity ARCHIVE on the host caesar at port 104 using  the  Patient  Root  query
       model. getscu itself uses the default AE title GETSCU.

       In  contrast  to  C-MOVE-based  Query/Retrieve  SOP  Classes,  the C-GET-based SOP Classes
       utilized by getscu only permit retrieving the desired objects on the same connection, i.e.
       getscu  will  receive  the  objects  itself.  Thus,  it is not possible to tell the SCP to
       transmit the objects to a third party. This is a limitation of the DICOM protocol and  not
       of the getscu tool.


       The level of logging output of the various command line tools and underlying libraries can
       be specified by the user. By default, only errors and warnings are written to the standard
       error  stream.  Using option --verbose also informational messages like processing details
       are reported. Option --debug can be used to get more details  on  the  internal  activity,
       e.g.  for  debugging  purposes.  Other  logging levels can be selected using option --log-
       level. In --quiet mode only fatal errors are reported. In such very severe  error  events,
       the  application will usually terminate. For more details on the different logging levels,
       see documentation of module 'oflog'.

       In case the logging output should be written to file (optionally with  logfile  rotation),
       to  syslog  (Unix)  or  the  event  log  (Windows)  option  --log-config can be used. This
       configuration file also allows for directing only certain messages to a particular  output
       stream  and  for  filtering certain messages based on the module or application where they
       are generated. An example configuration file is provided in <etcdir>/logger.cfg.


       All command line tools use the following notation for parameters: square brackets  enclose
       optional  values  (0-1),  three  trailing  dots  indicate that multiple values are allowed
       (1-n), a combination of both means 0 to n values.

       Command line options are distinguished from parameters by  a  leading  '+'  or  '-'  sign,
       respectively. Usually, order and position of command line options are arbitrary (i.e. they
       can appear anywhere). However, if options are mutually exclusive the rightmost  appearance
       is used. This behavior conforms to the standard evaluation rules of common Unix shells.

       In  addition,  one or more command files can be specified using an '@' sign as a prefix to
       the filename (e.g. @command.txt). Such a command argument is replaced by  the  content  of
       the corresponding text file (multiple whitespaces are treated as a single separator unless
       they appear between two quotation marks) prior to any further evaluation. Please note that
       a  command  file  cannot  contain another command file. This simple but effective approach
       allows one to summarize common combinations of options/parameters and avoids  longish  and
       confusing command lines (an example is provided in file <datadir>/dumppat.txt).


       The  getscu  utility  will  attempt  to  load  DICOM  data  dictionaries  specified in the
       DCMDICTPATH environment variable. By default, i.e. if the DCMDICTPATH environment variable
       is  not  set,  the  file <datadir>/dicom.dic will be loaded unless the dictionary is built
       into the application (default for Windows).

       The default behavior should be preferred and the  DCMDICTPATH  environment  variable  only
       used when alternative data dictionaries are required. The DCMDICTPATH environment variable
       has the same format as the Unix shell PATH  variable  in  that  a  colon  (':')  separates
       entries. On Windows systems, a semicolon (';') is used as a separator. The data dictionary
       code will attempt to load each file specified in the DCMDICTPATH environment variable.  It
       is an error if no data dictionary can be loaded.


       findscu(1), movescu(1), dump2dcm(1), dcmodify(1)


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