Normally the DICOM server is receiving data over the network from DICOM clients. However, it is also possible to have the DICOM server additionally scan a directory at certain time intervals and treat found DICOM series in the same way as if they had arrived by the network.
This functionality can be configured by the Check Incoming Folder box. If it is checked, the directory to be scanned can be entered as well as a scanning interval every ... seconds. This import feature can be used to convert from DICOM to any other output format, or to add DICOM images to a PMOD database. Note that after processing the images by the DICOM server they are deleted from the incoming folder.