I'm building the data extraction pipeline from medical institution. Worth noting that they use conquest server 1.4.15 in there, which I can't change. The data is stored in .v2 format and must be anonymized. Sadly, my experiments show that dgate64.exe "--anonymize" does the thing kind of in-place, deleting the original file and storing the new one with the new patid on the same server, but I mustn't affect their original data in any way. Amounts of the data are pretty large, so I need something automated and fast.
So I can see three paths:
1) Setting up yet another Conquest server for anonymization purposes. Then, I will query their original server, grab necessary v2 files, copy them and pass it to anonymization server. Bad thing is I'm afraid that another server will interfere with original one, and I really appreciate if you guys guide me on how to avoid that.
2) Convert v2 files to dcm using the original server and then anonymize it using the downstream third-party software which I kinda can craft. Bad thing is I didnt get dgate64.exe '--convert_to_dicom:file,size,comp,f" command work. I don't know what 'comp' and 'f' stand for, and can't find any documentation since 1.4.15 version is pretty old.
3) Convert v2 files to images using dgate64.exe '--convert_to_jpg'. It does the thing but the output has low quality and I lose all the dicom metadata which is not necessary for my purposes but I prefer to have it.
Could you please guide me on what to choose and how to solve my problem?