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Informations about the DICOM filename extension and the file formats associated with it

We collected the information you should know about the .dicom filename on this page. If you were sent a(n) .dicom file in an e-mail, but you don’t know what to do with it, then you can find help here. We strive to suggest free, open-source applications that are available to everyone for the file formats.

1 filename extension(s) are in our database

.dcm - DICOM Bitmap Image

The DCM file is a Graphic file, which is connected to the DICOM Bitmap Image according to our registry. With the adequate settings, the DICOM Bitmap Image (.dcm) files can be opened or converted with the help of MeVisLab.

Format description:
DCM format
Category:
Graphic
Application:
MeVisLab
Mime-type:
image/x-dicom
Magic string:
- / -
Aliases:
acr, dc3, dic, dicom
Related links:
GIMP
ImageMagick
IrfanView
XnView
Related extensions:
.dcm
DICOM Bitmap Image

Important! Programs other than the ones listed above may also use the .dicom file extension. Even harmful programs can create files with the .dicom extension to store data in them. Always be careful with .dicom files coming from unknown sources. Don’t open executable files that arrived in mails, even if you know the sender.

The .dicom file can’t be opened on your computer?

If the program necessary for opening the .dicom file is installed properly on your computer, then the quickest and simplest way to open the .dicom file is to double-click on the file’s name. If that doesn’t work, then the right software probably isn’t installed on your computer.

While opening the .dicom file, you may receive an error message from the associated application, this can be caused by the following:

Associated applications

The Windows operating system stores information about the applications associated to the file extensions in the registry database. The associations can be queried or modified in the Command Prompt window with the "assoc" command.

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