In this post we will go through using some free utilities to convert the DICOM file format; DICOM refer to Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine.
For more information about DICOM visit the wiki page:
The Free utility "DICOM2" , can be downloaded from the URL:
It is free command line program, that can covert DICOM into any image format.
To try this example we need to download DICOM samples , an example for these sample files at the URL:
Put dicomm2.exe in the same folder of the images and run the following command:
dicom2.exe -param file
1.To covert it into BMP:
>dicom2.exe -w brain_001.dcm
This will produce .BMP of this image
>dicom2.exe -t brain_001.dcm
This will produce .TXT of this image (i.e. meta-data of the DICOM file)
Example of the output image (brain_001.BMP):