DCM File Extension

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What is DCM file?

The DCM format was created for a specific and specialised purpose, that is – to create and store DICOM images, used in medicine. Within DCM files, one can find: an MRI scan, CAT scan, or ultrasound scan. Additionally, besides that, within such files there may be also patient’s identifications data – all archived within a single file.

What is DICOM?

DICOM is an abbreviation of the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine. It is a standard of digital imaging and exchange of images used exclusively in medicine. It was developed and normalised due to the necessity of unification the processes of exchange and interpretation of data related to descriptions of medical diagnostic images. It includes images, for instance, taken with a tomography computer, positron emission tomography computer, MRI scanner, utilising digital subtraction angiography, digital or conventional radiography, as well as any other devices, utilising in the course of examination, advanced digital technologies of a high detailing level. Resolution of a n image stored in DCM format is very high. Such images are of large volume. In order to open such file, proper software and professional hardware are required. Moreover, it is also necessary to have a high bandwidth connection. This enables to maintain high quality of an image.

Additional information about DCM files

  1. The format was developed by National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA).
  2. Information contained within DCM files can be easily transferred between devices providing support for this format.

Conversion of a DCM file

When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the DCM extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of DCM file conversion to a different format.

File Conversions from DCM extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to DCM file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the DCM file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the DCM file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the DCM file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the DCM file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the DCM file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the DCM file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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