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.DICOM File Extension

File TypeDICOM Image File

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CategoryRaster Image Files


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

What is a DICOM file?

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.

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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.

Open and view .DICOM files with File Viewer Plus.
Programs that open DICOM files
Updated 10/14/2016

About DICOM Files

Our goal is to help you understand what a file with a *.dicom suffix is and how to open it.

The DICOM Image file type, file format description, and Mac, Windows, and Linux programs listed on this page have been individually researched and verified by the FileInfo team. We strive for 100% accuracy and only publish information about file formats that we have tested and validated.

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