DIcom images have been hacked! Now what?

Benoit Desjardins, Yisroel Mirsky, Markel Picado Ortiz, Zeev Glozman, Lawrence Tarbox, Robert Horn, Steven C. Horii

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OBJECTIVE. As health care moves into a new era of increasing information vulnerability, radiologists should understand that they may be using systems that are exposed to altered data or data that contain malicious elements. This article explains the vulnerabilities of DICOM images and discusses requirements to properly secure these images from cyberattacks. CONCLUSION. There is an important need to properly secure DICOM images from attacks and tampering. The solutions described in this article will go a long way to achieving this goal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)727-735
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020


  • Confidentiality
  • Encryption
  • Integrity
  • Mitigation
  • Security
  • Vulnerabilities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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