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Med Phys. 2005 Jun;32(6):1537-41.

Extracting data from a DICOM file.

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Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37232-2675, USA.


DICOM v3.0 is a vendor-independent standard for digital medical images that describes a file format and network protocol for the exchange of images between computer systems. When simply viewing a DICOM file, it is not necessary for the user to understand the details of the entire DICOM standard. However, understanding parts of the standard is essential when DICOM files are read and processed by a user-generated program. This paper offers an overview of information a user needs to write a program for extracting the image and acquisition parameters from a DICOM file.

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