Files with dcm extension can be commonly found as special bitmap images used in medicine (DICOM), for purposes of storing special imaging data like utrasounds, CT scans etc.

There are 3 other file types using
the DCM file extension!

dcm file icon.dcm - Sound file

dcm file icon.dcm - Atari disk image format

dcm file icon.dcm - DiskCatalogMaker catalog database file

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DCM file extension - Dicom medicine image file format

What is dcm file? How to open dcm files?

File type specification:

Bitmap image file type icon Bitmap image file type

dcm file icon: dcm filetype icon

The dcm file extension is frequently used for images saved in the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) image format.

This format was created by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) as a standard for distributing and viewing medical images, such as MRIs, CT scans, and ultrasound images.

MIME types:
image/dicom
image/x-dicom

The default software associated to dcm file type:

Adobe Photoshop icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logo Adobe Photoshop  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Photoshop is great photography editing software that offers numerous features, powerful tools and other breakthrough capabilities to offer their users maximum performance for image editing.

The latest version, Photoshop CC is available through the new Adobe Creative Cloud suite. The previous version was Photoshop CS6.

Adobe Photoshop for Mac icon

Adobe Systems Incorporated logo Adobe Photoshop for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe Photoshop for Mac is popular image editing application. It is able to create and compose images, edit photos and supports variety of image formats to open, export and convert.

The latest version, Photoshop CC is available through the new Adobe Creative Cloud suite. The previous version was Photoshop CS6.

XnView MP icon

Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet logo XnView MP  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
  Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet

XnView MP is the enhanced version of XnView Classic. It is a free (for non-commercial purposes) powerful cross-platform media browser, viewer and converter. Compatible with more than 500 formats. It works on Windows, Linux and macOS.

Help how to open DCM files:

For example XnView can open and view *.dcm images.

How to convert file with extension DCM:

DICOM images are commonly exported to JPG or other graphical formats for exchange purposes.

Find conversions from dcm file:

dcm to bmp

dcm to jp2

dcm to jpeg

dcm to jpg

dcm to mp3

dcm to pdf

dcm to png

Find converter to dcm file type:

dic to dcm

jpg to dcm

png to dcm

List of software applications associated to the .dcm file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open dcm file, edit dcm file, convert dcm file, view dcm file, play dcm file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

Hint:
Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the dcm files.

  • Open dcm file
  • Save dcm file
  • Edit dcm file
  • View dcm file
  • Convert dcm file
  • Create dcm file
  • Import dcm file
  • Export dcm file
  • Print dcm file

Software that open dcm file - Dicom medicine image file format

Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open dcm file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with dcm file by default:
Adobe Photoshop small icon Adobe Photoshop
Other suggested software:
IrfanView small icon IrfanView
ACDSee Photo Manager small icon ACDSee Photo Manager
GIMP small icon GIMP

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with dcm file by default:
Adobe Photoshop for Mac small icon Adobe Photoshop for Mac
Other suggested software:
GIMP for Mac small icon GIMP for Mac

Linux/Unix:

Multiplatform:

Main software associated with dcm file by default:
XnView MP small icon XnView MP
Other suggested software:
MeVisLab

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