DCM, Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine Image File (.dcm)

The DCM Raster image file format

DCM files were created by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) as a standard file format for the creation and storage of various body scans done for medical purposes. The files are now a universal format for viewing patient scans.

Technical details of DCM files

DCM files developed by DICOM or Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine, is a file type created with the aim to distribute and view medical images using a standardized file format. MRI's, CT scans, ultrasound images, and other body scans are stored using this format along with the patient's data and related information.

More information about the DCM file format

File extension .dcm
File category Raster image
Associated programs Adobe Photoshop CC
ACD Systems Canvas 15
DicomWorks
ezDICOM
MRIcro
IrfanView
OsiriX Imaging Software
MeVisLab
MRIcro
ImageMagick
GIMP
Useful links Know more about DCM files
Developer NEMA
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