Provided by: libgdcm-tools_2.2.4-1.1ubuntu4_amd64 bug

NAME

       gdcmgendir - Tool to generate a DICOMDIR file from a File-Set.

SYNOPSIS

       gdcmgendir [options] file-in file-out

DESCRIPTION

PARAMETERS

       file-in   DICOM input filename

       file-out  DICOM output filename

options

   Parameters
   options
         -i --input              DICOM filename or directory
         -o --output             DICOM filename or directory
         -r --recursive          recursive.
            --descriptor         descriptor.
            --root-uid           Root UID.

   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

   environment variable
         GDCM_ROOT_UID Root UID

Typical usage

NOTE

       One may have to run some preliminary steps in order to get gdcmgendir to generate the
       DICOMDIR file. Namely two steps:

       · Batch renaming of the DICOM filename into something compatible with ISO 9660 filename
         convention
       · Convert all DICOM file into the Explicit VR Little Endian Uncompressed
         (1.2.840.10008.1.2.1)
       Step 1. can be solved in a numerous way. Eg. on UNIX environment this could either be
       solved using the mkisofs command line tool. Filenames should not contains any extension
       since the VR CS does not allow for the '.' character. Only upper case, digit 0-9, the
       space ' ' and the underscore '_' character are valid in VR CS, with a maximum of 8 bytes.
       Another simple tool that can be handy is 'rename' in conjunction with 'basename'.
       Step 2. can simply be achieved using the gdcmconv command line tool:
         $ for i in `ls IMG*`; do gdcmconv --raw --force $i /tmp/out/$i; done

SEE ALSO

       gdcmconv(1), gdcmanon(1), rename(1), mkisofs(1)

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (c) 2006-2011 Mathieu Malaterre