The Storage SCP Service runs as a service on Windows. This service listens at a specified TCP/IP port for incoming DICOM files and writes them to the directory that is specified in Configuring Your System to Receive Files. Incoming files are named according to the file’s SOP Instance UID value and appended with the specified extension.

Note: When a file with a duplicate name is retrieved, the original is overwritten. As the file name is based on the SOP Instance UID, this should only occur when retrieving the same file more than once.

For complete details regarding how to configure the characteristics of the Application Entity associated with the Storage SCP service, see Configuring Your System to Receive Files.