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Data Conversion to DICOM for use to import to non-Apteryx databases.


Item ID: 99936


Apteryx’s Data Conversion to DICOM service allows you to import and merge the x-rays, scans, photos, and templates from your previous dental imaging software into the standard DICOM format for use with a third-party image software. This will allow you to manage all of your images in one database, rather than switching back and forth between different softwares. The conversion will also maintain image quality, patient demographic data, tooth numbers, taken dates, etc. We will work personally with your office to be sure that the conversion results meet your expectations.

Final product consists of a standard DICOM image database that can be imported into other imaging software. Apteryx is not responsible for importing or further conversion to third-party software.

Typically, database conversions occur in one of two different ways:

  • You may wish to schedule the conversion1 to occur right before “go-live” – the date when the staff plans to switch over to the new software. In this scenario, it is recommended that you first schedule a test conversion at least a few weeks in advance. Because any imaging software may have a variety of data file formats, a test conversion will indicate in advance whether it is necessary for our development team to tailor the converter to handle your specific database. A test conversion will provide an estimate of the resulting database size, how long the conversion will take, and how the converted images will appear in Apteryx Imaging.
  • Because scheduling the conversion to occur at the point of go-live may be problematic, it is often recommended instead to have the staff continue using their old imaging software to view previously-captured images, while using Apteryx Imaging to capture new images. Then, after go-live, the conversion can be scheduled to occur at the office’s convenience.

At the specified time, our conversion expert will remotely login2 to your office server, and initiate the conversion. Depending on the size of your database, the conversion may take from a couple hours to several hours or more to complete. For this reason, we usually recommend scheduling the conversion to occur at the end of the day, to minimize the impact on network performance. If we are unable to login remotely, the office can also send us the data on an external hard drive; customer will be responsible for shipping charges. Please contact us to discuss your options.


  1. Please schedule at least a mininum of a business week prior to your “go-live” date. A test conversion is highly recommended prior to scheduling your conversion date. 
  2. Remote Conversions require customers to have high speed internet access to the target computer (e.g., Cable, DSL, T1).

If you have any other questions, please contact us at 877-APTERYX!

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