Medical images for the cloud

Import Import clinical imaging studies via your web browser or secure proxy to HIPAA compliant cloud platform.
Share Securely share your imaging studies across facilities with referring physicians and patients.
Embed Embed the Box DICOM Viewer into 3rd party apps - make 2nd opinion or patient portals more robust.
What is Box DICOM?

Box DICOM is a new feature and a part of the Box Provider Solution. It allows users to store, view and share DICOM files (X-rays, CT scans, Ultrasounds and MRIs) securely in the cloud. This new feature gives users the ability to share imaging studies across healthcare organizations, with patients or with referring physicians. The Box DICOM Viewer allows users to view DICOM files on any web browser or mobile device. This new functionality helps improve interoperability and care coordination in healthcare by securely housing clinical imaging studies in the cloud so they can be viewed and shared at the point of care.

Box DICOM Viewer Demo

Medical images have long been siloed inside of enterprise-based clinical software systems that work with the imaging equipment that captures them. The cloud can securely bridge the gap between the equipment that radiologists and technicians use to capture data on site and the people they ultimately need to share that data with. Users of the Box DICOM Viewer will be able to take full advantage of the HIPAA-compliant Box file sharing solution and make use of the DICOM Viewer's diagnostic quality capabilities for measurement and annotations. The Box DICOM Viewer has been cleared by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) as a Class II Medical Device and is completely browser-based and zero-footprint. This means it requires no additional products or plugins like Java or Flash and uses HTML5 for viewing.

Box DICOM Viewer

The Box DICOM Viewer is an FDA Cleared Class II Medical Device for diagnostic viewing. It is a zero-footprint HTML5 viewer -- no Flash, no Java applets. It is a universal viewer that supports all major modalities. The viewer supports all modern web browsers including iOS and Android.

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The Box DICOM Viewer can be embedded in your custom applications. It can be embedded in an IFrame or directly with the JavaScript SDK.

box.dicom.createViewer(document.body, { 
    'accessToken': 'MY_ACCESS_TOKEN', 
    'studies': [{ 
        'fileId': 'MY_FILE_ID' 

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Box DICOM Import

Uploading DICOM to the cloud has never been easier. The Box DICOM Import tool intelligently crawls through folders and subfolders to find your DICOM data. It can recognize non-DICOM to avoid uploading unwanted content such as executables. The resulting files are organized by patient and study details.

Box DICOM Import Screenshot

The Box DICOM Import widget can be embedded in your custom applications using the JavaScript SDK.

box.dicom.createImportWidget('my-container', {
    'accessToken': 'MY_ACCESS_TOKEN',
    'folderId': 'MY_FOLDER_ID'

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Box DICOM Proxy

Box also offers the Box DICOM Proxy, an on-premise application that securely uploads protected DICOM data to Box, directly from a hospital or medical group's PACS. The Box DICOM Proxy allows users to send DICOM files over the Internet without the need for a Virtual Private Network (VPN).

DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) is the standard for handling, storing, printing, and transmitting information in medical imaging. Many DICOM devices do not natively support secure encryption. Therefore, many providers create a VPN tunnel between their local and remote networks. Unfortunately, VPN's have several problems that make them less desirable:

By using the Box DICOM Proxy, you eliminate the need for a VPN to transfer or share DICOM files. The following diagram demonstrates how the Box DICOM Proxy securely transmits DICOM files from a hospital or medial group’s PACS to Box:

Box DICOM Proxy Diagram

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Box DICOM Pricing

Pricing for Healthcare Organizations

The Box DICOM Viewer is sold as an add on feature to your core Box content management seats. The DICOM Viewer is offered only with the Box Enterprise or Box Elite plans so that Box can execute HIPAA Business Associate Agreements with customers as needed when storing or sharing PHI. The Box DICOM Viewer is not offered on any other Box plans (e.g, Free, Starter or Business). Therefore, to get access to the Box DICOM Viewer you must first buy either Box Enterprise or Elite plan seats. When using the Box DICOM Viewer, there is no new software to be installed. It is just an additional previewing experience in your core Box content management experience. The DICOM Viewer is an extra surcharge price on top of each Box Enterprise or Elite seat you buy, as once it is turned on, it is available for all Box users across your organization and not just sold al la carte to a single department. Pricing can be negotiated with our sales team given use cases and storage needs.

The DICOM Viewer has a manual CD/Web Uploader built into it, but we also offer the Box DICOM Proxy, an on-premise application that securely uploads protected DICOM data to Box directly from a hospital or medical group's PACS (picture archiving communications system). The Box DICOM Proxy allows users to send DICOM files over the Internet without the need for a Virtual Private Network (VPN). There is no additional cost to use the DICOM Proxy application. We also offer Box Consulting custom packages for customers who want help using the Box DICOM Proxy and setting up Box folders to optimize DICOM image storage and sharing.

Pricing for Box Enterprise or Elite plans as well as the DICOM Viewer additional seat surcharge can be handled by our Box sales team once we know how many seats your are looking for across your company and what types of collaboration use cases you need. Please contact for more information. Include where you are located, how big your organization (# of employees) and what types of use cases you have in mind for the Box DICOM Viewer.

Pricing For Developers

If you are a developer and want to embed the Box DICOM Viewer into your 3rd party application via our Box Platform business or API calls, we have separate pricing for that in our developer program. Please email us at for more information.


For pricing please get in touch with your Box Account Executive or email or call us at 1.877.729.4269.

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