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.DICOM File Extension

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File TypeDICOM Image File

DeveloperNEMA
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CategoryRaster Image Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

Image created in the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) format, which was developed by the NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association) for exchanging and viewing medical images, such as CT scans, MRIs, and ultrasound images.

More Information

DICOM files may also include identification data for patients so that the image is linked to a specific individual.

You can view DICOM files online with Jack Imaging through certain web browsers. It is only compatible using Chrome, Opera, Firefox, and Internet Explorer with the Google Chrome Frame extension installed.

NOTE: DICOM images more commonly use the .DCM extension.

Programs that open DICOM files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
File Viewer Lite
MeVisLab
DicomWorks
ImageMagick
MRIcro
GIMP
Mac OS X LogoMac
OsiriX Imaging Software
GIMP
Linux LogoLinux
ImageMagick
GIMP
Web LogoWeb
Jack Imaging
Updated 12/29/2014