SharePoint and OneDrive now support 3D and DICOM file formats

Amir Shingray
Amir Shingray
May 11, 2020 | Healthcare

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Microsoft has always been an industry leader when it comes to providing efficient and effective solutions. Office 365, OneDrive for business and SharePoint are proof of Microsoft's commitment to delivering powerful tools for various industries that helps them to make their processes simpler and efficient.

Previously, you had to buy and set-up third party software in order to view various file formats such as Photoshop and illustrator files, 3D files, DICOM, etc. But now Microsoft has added support in OneDrive for business and SharePoint for web viewing of over 250 file formats; ultimately increasing the management capabilities of the solution. In this article, we'll see what DICOM actually is, benefits of using SharePoint and OneDrive as a medical image sharing solution and various file types supported by SharePoint and OneDrive.

What is DICOM

Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine or DICOM is used by a majority of healthcare facilities around the world, and it is the industry standard for sharing and managing medical images such as X-rays or MRI, etc. It was developed by NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association) and ACR (American College of Radiology).

DICOM is the standard international for the management and communication of medical images and data. Its mission is to ensure that the systems used to generate, store, exchange, view, send, query, process, retrieve and print medical images are interoperable, as well as able to manage relevant workflows.

The benefits of using SharePoint and OneDrive as a medical image sharing solution

As mentioned earlier, SharePoint and One drive now support DICOM images and 3D files; making it an efficient solution for sharing and managing medical imaging. The following are the benefits of using SharePoint and OneDrive as a medical image sharing solution.

Quick Sharing

Healthcare providers can share digital medical imaging files easily and quickly with other departments or organizations by using SharePoint and OneDrive as a medical image sharing solution.

Tracking Capabilities

By using SharePoint and OneDrive as a medical image sharing, solution healthcare organizations can easily track patient progress throughout the treatment and evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment.

Reduces Duplicates

SharePoint and OneDrive as a medical image sharing solution give you the ability to access and view images from different healthcare providers, reducing duplicate imaging and decreasing the number of times a patient is exposed to the radiation. Also, the Affordable Care Act encourages healthcare providers to reduce duplicate imaging as much as possible. You can achieve both by using OneDrive for business and SharePoint.

More Connected Network

Using SharePoint and OneDrive as a medical image sharing solution allows physicians to increase volume as they can build stronger and more connected referral networks.

Better Care

By providing the ability to share medical imaging between healthcare organizations, SharePoint and OneDrive make it easier for patients to find optimum healthcare. It becomes much easier for them to find the care provider that provides quality care at an affordable price.

Supported File Formats

Onedrive for business and SharePoint now support more file formats than ever; now you don't have to install the app or software used to create the file. Both solutions support over 250 file formats for web viewing, making it the ultimate management solution. The solution currently supports the following file format for 3D Modeling, AutoDesk, Finale, and DICOM Medical Images.

  • 3-D Modeling/Printing: 3MF, COOL, GLB, GLTF, OBJ, STL
  • AutoDesk: FBX
  • DICOM Medical Images: DCM, DCM30, DICM, DICOM
  • Finale: PLY


In light of the above article, and inline with our series of articles about remote collaboration using SharePoint and Infowise tools, it's important to highlight the fact that Infowise works great with Microsoft Teams. For more information, please refer to this informative blog by Vladi Gubler: Using Ultimate Forms in Microsoft Teams

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