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NAME

       gdcmpdf - Tool to convert PDF to PDF/DICOM.

SYNOPSIS

           gdcmpdf [options] file-in file-out

DESCRIPTION

       The gdcmpdf tool convert a PDF file (any PDF version) into an encapsulated PDF/DICOM file.
       By default it will try to read the PDF meta information stored in the PDF and convert this
       information to some specific DICOM fields (see below). However it may fails (eg. wrong
       password on encrypted PDF file) in which case empty value are used.

PARAMETERS

           file-in   PDF input filename

           file-out  DICOM output filename

OPTIONS

   general options
             -h   --help
                    print this help text and exit

             -v   --version
                    print version information and exit

             -V   --verbose
                    verbose mode (warning+error).

             -W   --warning
                    warning mode, print warning information

             -E   --error
                    error mode, print error information

             -D   --debug
                    debug mode, print debug information

USAGE EXAMPLE

           $ wget http://gdcm.sourceforge.net/gdcm.pdf
           $ gdcmpdf gdcm.pdf gdcm.dcm

       To re-extract the encapsulated PDF file:

            $ gdcmraw -i gdcm.dcm -t 42,11 -o gdcm.dcm.pdf
            $ diff gdcm.pdf gdcm.dcm.pdf

PDF INFO MAPPING

       Here is how the PDF info is mapped to DICOM information (typical pdfinfo output):

           Title:          GDCM Reference Manual
           Subject:        Grassroots DICOM API reference
           Keywords:       GDCM,DICOM,JPEG,Lossless JPEG,JPEG-LS,J2K,JPEG 2000,RLE
           Author:         Mathieu Malaterre and co.
           Creator:        LaTeX with hyperref package
           Producer:       pdfeTeX-1.21a
           CreationDate:   Tue Apr 28 15:34:26 2009
           Tagged:         no
           Pages:          1188
           Encrypted:      no
           Page size:      612 x 792 pts (letter)
           File size:      13756841 bytes
           Optimized:      yes
           PDF version:    1.4

       Converted to DICOM this leads to:

           # Dicom-Data-Set
           # Used TransferSyntax: Little Endian Explicit
           (0008,0005) CS [ISO_IR 100]                             #  10, 1 SpecificCharacterSet
           (0008,0012) DA [20090428]                               #   8, 1 InstanceCreationDate
           (0008,0013) TM [182550.302631]                          #  14, 1 InstanceCreationTime
           (0008,0016) UI =EncapsulatedPDFStorage                  #  30, 1 SOPClassUID
           (0008,0018) UI [1.2.826.0.1.3680043.2.1143.776842935192792959289022034349197114] #  64, 1 SOPInstanceUID
           (0008,0020) DA [20090428]                               #   8, 1 StudyDate
           (0008,0023) DA [20090428]                               #   8, 1 ContentDate
           (0008,002a) DT [20090428153437.000000]                  #  22, 1 AcquisitionDateTime
           (0008,0030) TM [182550.302160]                          #  14, 1 StudyTime
           (0008,0033) TM [153426.000000]                          #  14, 1 ContentTime
           (0008,0050) SH (no value available)                     #   0, 0 AccessionNumber
           (0008,0060) CS [OT]                                     #   2, 1 Modality
           (0008,0064) CS [WSD]                                    #   4, 1 ConversionType
           (0008,0070) LO [LaTeX with hyperref package]            #  28, 1 Manufacturer
           (0008,0090) PN (no value available)                     #   0, 0 ReferringPhysiciansName
           (0010,0010) PN [Mathieu Malaterre and co.]              #  26, 1 PatientsName
           (0010,0020) LO (no value available)                     #   0, 0 PatientID
           (0010,0030) DA (no value available)                     #   0, 0 PatientsBirthDate
           (0010,0040) CS (no value available)                     #   0, 0 PatientsSex
           (0018,1020) LO [pdfeTeX-1.21a]                          #  14, 1 SoftwareVersions
           (0020,000d) UI [1.2.826.0.1.3680043.2.1143.1868121832223417351654232480755123133] #  64, 1 StudyInstanceUID
           (0020,000e) UI [1.2.826.0.1.3680043.2.1143.1330099150825746617507846107663964311] #  64, 1 SeriesInstanceUID
           (0020,0010) SH (no value available)                     #   0, 0 StudyID
           (0020,0011) IS [1]                                      #   2, 1 SeriesNumber
           (0020,0013) IS [1]                                      #   2, 1 InstanceNumber
           (0028,0301) CS [YES]                                    #   4, 1 BurnedInAnnotation
           (0040,a043) SQ (Sequence with explicit length #=0)      #   0, 1 ConceptNameCodeSequence
           (fffe,e0dd) na (SequenceDelimitationItem for re-encod.) #   0, 0 SequenceDelimitationItem
           (0042,0010) ST [GDCM Reference Manual]                  #  22, 1 DocumentTitle
           (0042,0011) OB 25\\50\\44\\46\\2d\\31\\2e\\34\\0a\\25\\e7\\f3\\cf\\d3\\0a\\33\\32\\30\\37\\37\\20\\30... # 13756842, 1 EncapsulatedDocument
           (0042,0012) LO [application/pdf]                        #  16, 1 MIMETypeOfEncapsulatedDocument

           $ stat gdcm.pdf
             File: `gdcm.pdf'
             Size: 13756841        Blocks: 26912      IO Block: 4096   regular file
           Device: fe01h/65025d    Inode: 2675750     Links: 1
           Access: (0644/-rw-r--r--)  Uid: ( 1002/mmalaterre)   Gid: ( 1002/mmalaterre)
           Access: 2009-04-28 16:05:00.000000000 +0200
           Modify: 2009-04-28 15:34:37.000000000 +0200
           Change: 2009-04-28 16:05:00.000000000 +0200

       Explanation for the different Date/Time mappings:

       ·   Study Date/Time, Instance Creation Date/Time are both equal to the current time
           gdcmpdf tool was run,

       ·   Acquisition Date Time is set to the Modify Time of the actual PDF file,

       ·   Content Date/Time are set from the actual PDF header info: CreationDate.

SEE ALSO

       gdcmconv(1), gdcmraw(1), pdfinfo(1)

AUTHOR

       Mathieu Malaterre
           Main developer

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2006, 2011 Mathieu Malaterre