Files with dicom file extension can be found as images in special Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine format.

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DICOM file extension - Medicine image file format

What is dicom file? How to open dicom files?

File type specification:

Bitmap image file type icon Bitmap image file type

The dicom file extension is used for a medicine omage file saved in the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) image format.

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.

The default software associated to open dicom file:

GIMP icon

The GIMP Team logoGIMP  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
The GIMP Team

GIMP is a free graphic and photo editor used to photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. GIMP is able to expand its features with plug-ins and extensions.

Help how to open:

Usually these files are viewed using special programs for devices used in medicine. Some graphics viewer may still support it and open it just fine.

How to convert:

It should be possible to export DICOM pictures as normal images, but that will remove any special metadata.

Find conversions from dicom file:

dicom to art

dicom to jpeg

dicom to jpg

Find converter to dicom file type:

jpeg to dicom

jpg to dicom

List of software applications associated to the .dicom file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open dicom file, edit dicom file, convert dicom file, view dicom file, play dicom file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

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 dicom files.

dicom file editor and apps that can edit dicom file - Medicine image file format

Programs supporting the exension dicom on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about ImageJ for edit dicom file action.


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