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       gdcmviewer - Simple DICOM viewer.


       gdcmviewer [options] file-in


       The gdcmviewer is a simple tool that show how to use vtkGDCMImageReader. The class that
       use gdcm to make a layer to VTK. gdcmviewer is basically only just a wrapper around

       This tool is meant for testing integration of GDCM in VTK. You should see it as a demo
       tool. It does compile with VTK ranging from 4.2 to 5.8, but only with VTK 5.2 (or above)
       can only play with the widgets (as described below).


       file-in   DICOM input filename


            --force-rescale    force rescale (advanced users)
            --force-spacing    force spacing (advanced users)
         -r --recursive        Recusively descend directory

   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

Typical usage

Simple usage

       For now gdcmviewer should be started from a command line prompt. The next argument should
       be the name of the DICOM file you wish to read. For instance:

       $ gdcmviewer -V 012345.002.050.dcm

       gdcmviewer will try to read your file, and then print the vtk information associated with
       this file. Basically what kind of image you are looking at.

       · ScalarType is the DICOM Real World Value type
       · Dimensions is the dimension of the image
       · Spacing is the spacing of the image
       · NumberOfScalarComponents should be 1 for grayscale & PALETTE COLOR and 3 for RGB, YBR

Wiki Link

       The wiki page, with color pictures can be found at:


       gdcmdump(1), gdcm2vtk(1)


       Copyright (c) 2006-2011 Mathieu Malaterre