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.DCM File Extension

File Type 1DICOM Image

3.2 (124 Votes)
CategoryRaster Image Files

What is a DCM file?

A DCM file is an image file saved in the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) image format. It stores a medical image, such as a CT scan or ultrasound, and may also include patient information to pair the image with the patient.

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Screenshot of a .dcm file in MicroDicom viewer 3.8
DCM file open in MicroDicom viewer 3.8

The DICOM format was created by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). The initial standard was released in 1983, and has gone through various revisions in the 1990s and 2000s.

The format has become a standard for storing, transmitting, viewing, processing, and printing medical images, such as MRIs, CT scans, and ultrasound images. Doctors often share images with other medical professionals, as well as their patients via CDs or email.

NOTE: DCM files may also be saved as .DICOM files.

How do I open a DCM file?

You can open DCM files with a variety of applications, such as MicroDicom viewer (Windows), ezDICOM (Windows), and MeVisLab (multiplatform). You can also upload DCM files to View My Scans in a web browser and view the images.

Open and view .DCM files with File Viewer Plus.

Programs that open DCM files

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Updated 11/25/2020

File Type 2DiskCatalogMaker Catalog File

DeveloperFujiwara Software
3.1 (93 Votes)
CategoryData Files

.DCM File Association 2

A DCM file is a file saved in the catalog format used by DiskCatalogMaker, a file cataloging and organization program for the Mac. It contains a database of files stored on multiple discs that can be searched by filename and other attributes. DCM files may also be saved as .DCMF files, which are more common.

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If you receive or find a DiskCatalogMaker DCM file, you can only open it in DiskCatalogMaker. There is no other program available that supports the format.

DCM files are similar to .DCMD files but DCMD files support thumbnail images. You can convert a DCM file to a DCMD file by opening the file in DiskCatalogMaker, selecting File → Save As..., and then choosing to save as a DCMD file.

Programs that open DCM files

Updated 11/29/2017

File Type 3DCM Audio Module

3.2 (18 Votes)
CategoryAudio Files

.DCM File Association 3

Music file or "module" encoded in the DCM format

Programs that open DCM files

Updated 2006

About DCM Files

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