Extensions: .dcm, .dicom

Developer: National Electrical Manufacturers Association


BSD-licensed: Yes

Export: No

Officially Supported Versions:

Reader: DicomReader (Source Code, Supported Metadata Fields)

Freely Available Software:

Sample Datasets:

We currently have:


Pixels: 4 - Very Good

Metadata: 4 - Very Good

Openness: 4 - Very Good

Presence: 3 - Good

Utility: 2 - Fair

Additional Information

  • DICOM stands for “Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine”.
  • Bio-Formats supports both compressed and uncompressed DICOM files.

If you have a problematic DICOM file which you cannot send us for privacy reasons, please send us the exact error message and be aware that it may take several attempts to fix the problem blind.

See also

DICOM homepage