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       dctable - ACR/NEMA DICOM PS3 ... DICOM PS3 - Make tables of attribute values


       dctable " inputfile1 [ inputfile2 ... ]" [ -ignorereaderrors ] [ -v|verbose ] [ -r|recurse
                 ] [  -describe  ]  [  -nofilename  ]  [  -noembeddedquotes|decimal  ]  [  -key|k
                 elementname|(0xgggg,0xeeee)  ]  ...   [  -input-nometa  ]  [  -input-ts  uid ] [
                 -input-default ] [  -input-byteorder|-input-endian   big|little  ]  [  -input-vr
                 implicit|explicit ]


       dctable  reads the named dicom input files and creates a tab delimited table of the values
       of the selected attributes, with each value enclosed in double quotes.

       Binary attributes are written  in  hexadecimal  with  a  preceding  "0x".  Numeric  string
       attributes are written in decimal.

       The first column always contains the filenames.

       A header is a added only if the -describe option is specified.

       If  a specified attribute is not present in a file, then it the corresponding entry in the
       table will be empty (i.e. two consecutive quotes" but this is not reported as an error.


       The table of attribute values go to standard output, and the verbose output and errors  go
       to standard error.

       The  basic  input  switches  are described in dcintro(1). Options specific to this program

              Add a first line of output that is a  header  describing  the  attributes  in  each

              Do not include the filename in the table.

              Remove  embedded quotes (") from within displayed values to allow them to be parsed
              consistenty later; also has the side effect of displaying numeric binary values  as
              decimal rather than hexadecimal, hence the alternative option name.

       -k|key  elementname|(0xgggg,0xeeee)
              Add  a  key  to  the  list of attributes to be extracted. The attribute may also be
              specified as a hexadecimal pair of the  form  (0xgggg,0xeeee),  which  also  allows
              private attributes to be fetched.

              If  any  attribute  is not found in the top level dataset, recurse through sequence
              attribute items until the first instance is found. This is a depth-first traversal,
              i.e.,  all children of the first item of a sequence are searched before the sibling

              Attempt to extract key values even if errors encountered whilst parsing DICOM file.



       % dctable -k Rows -k Columns
               -describe test.dc3
       "Filename"     "Rows"    "Columns"
       "test.dc3"     "0x0100"  "0x0100"





       Copyright (c) 1993-2022, David A. Clunie DBA PixelMed Publishing. All rights reserved.


       Attempts to extract sequences or OB,OW attributes may fail nastily.

       The order in which the attributes are extracted and written is not the same order as  they
       are specified on the command line, and should not be depended on.