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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)

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (c) 2006-2011 Mathieu Malaterre