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DICOM files

Post by keith3267 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:42 am

I had an MRI done recently and have the CD. The images have a .dcm extension but neither GIMP nor ImageMajic will open them. I have tried Google and every link that they show that will provide me with a way to open these files goes to a file converter which does not recognize these files.

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Re: DICOM files

Post by Pierre » Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:45 am

DICOM stands for Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine.
- This file format was created as a way to distribute and view medical images using a standardised file format.
as always, this is on the Windows System, and there is an issue in getting them to work on Linux Systems.

which means using programs like - Free File Viewer / IrfanView / ImageMagick .. ..
- on the Windows System
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Re: DICOM files

Post by MtnDewManiac » Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:40 pm

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Re: DICOM files

Post by keith3267 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:41 pm

I have tried many of these links. When I download their files and try to install using their instructions, I get a window with a message like "No application found". I am running Linux Mint 18.1.

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Re: DICOM files

Post by phd21 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:13 pm

Hi keith3267,

I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.

There are a few applications available for viewing and converting DICOM images and some are in the Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM), see below.

I found some DICOM images in the Links below
Sample DICOM Images
https://www.aycan.de/sample-dicom-images.html

S. Barré : Medical Imaging : Samples
http://barre.nom.fr/medical/samples/
You might want to install the Java 8 runtime and make that the default as some of these applications require Java.

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sudo apt-get install mediainfo mediainfo-gui openjdk-8-jre wget
Make Java 8 the default Java runtime

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sudo update-alternatives --config java
*** images - Is there a way to open DICOM files? - Ask Ubuntu
https://askubuntu.com/questions/909692/ ... icom-files

DICOMscope - DICOM Viewer in the Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)
https://dicom.offis.de/dscope.php.en

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sudo apt install dicomscope
Ginkgo CADx | Ginkgo CADx, Open Core DICOM Viewer + Dicomizer + CADx
http://ginkgo-cadx.com/en/

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sudo apt install ginkgocadx
Aeskulap DICOM Viewer
http://aeskulap.nongnu.org/

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sudo apt install aeskulap

** XNAT Tools: DicomBrowser
https://wiki.xnat.org/xnat-tools/dicombrowser

JimboDICOMViewer v2.0 64-bit is now available through the Ubuntu software center as a snap package for:
http://jimbodicomviewer.com/downloads.html

7 of the Best Free Linux Medical Imaging Software - LinuxLinks
https://www.linuxlinks.com/medicalimaging/

Weasis Medical Viewer :: Weasis Documentation
https://nroduit.github.io/en/

*** (X)MedCon | Main / Download - converts Dicom images into PNG images *** in the Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM)
http://xmedcon.sourceforge.net//Main/Download

Hope this helps ...
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DicomBrowser
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Re: DICOM files

Post by BenTrabetere » Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:41 am

XnView MP can read DICOM (DCM, ACR, DIC, DC3) files. It also supports 500 other image formats.
https://www.xnview.com/en/xnviewmp/

I have also used Aeskulap Viewer, but I have a hard time recommending it. It works, but it is only useful for viewing DICOM images. More importantly, it has not been updated for over a decade. For my time, XnViewMP is the better choice.
http://aeskulap.nongnu.org/index.html

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Re: DICOM files

Post by phd21 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:10 am

Hi keith3267,

Big +1 to BenTrabetere's comment for installing and using XNViewMP for a great image browser, basic image editor, and superb image converter, etc...

I am surprised I did not check XnViewMP first. I just checked XnViewMP and it shows the Dicom images and can easily edit or convert them into more common image formats.

FYI: The DICOM specific applications may provide other medical and imaging information embedded in Dicom images that an application like XnViewMP does not show and I do not yet how XnViewMP handles multi-part Dicom images, or 3D Dicom images.

Hope this helps ...
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Re: DICOM files

Post by keith3267 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:56 pm

BenTrabetere

"XnView MP can read DICOM (DCM, ACR, DIC, DC3) files. It also supports 500 other image formats"

Thank you. This worked.

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Re: DICOM files

Post by amigo421 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:33 pm

can any software from the referred above read the disks with MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)?

there are two disks, I'm not a specialist but looks like first one contains /DICOM/ with a lot of subfolders, looks like a series of MRI .
second one has /A subfolder with a files like Zxx where xx - numbers, Z means zipped?

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Re: DICOM files

Post by Lanser » Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:31 am

Also worth googling Bio-Linux, to see what apps are included for what functions. Debian also has a version, called Debian Med.

@Amigo421.
Some MRI images are locked to a specific supplier. Some images may be encrypted. And some may be so large, that your machine cannot open them.

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