DICOMfile extension

DICOM Image File
By NEMA

Have trouble opening the .dicom extension? Don't panic! This page explains dicom files and suggests programs you may use to open dicom files. You can download these programs through this page!

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What is DICOM file?

DICOM is the acronym for Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine. The National Electrical Manufacturers Association created this file format. DICOM files store an image from a medical scan, for example, an ultrasound, and the identification data of each patient. You can share these files between two parties in case they can receive the information in DICOM format.

Additional information

DICOM images, in most cases, use the .DCM extension. If you want to open DICOM files, you can use MicroDicom viewer, ezDICOM, OsiriX, and MeVisLab. Alternatively, you can upload the files into View My Scans and Jack Imaging in a web browser and view images there.


How to open DICOM file?

Here are some universal methods of opening a file. Please, use this list of solutions.

Method 1: Correctly fix file association error

By following these steps, the user will be able to fix the dicom extension association problem in an instant automatically:

Download Solution

Step 1: Click the "Download Solution" button to download the automatic tool from Appsitory.

Step 2: Now click "Start Scan" to find out all potential problems.

Step 3: Review the resulting scan and click the "Fix Items" option.

Method 2: Download apps that open the dicom file

Here is a list of the presented programs that you should use to open/convert the dicom file. You can choose the right program for your OS and click on it to start the download. You can also visit the developer's website.

Apps that open DICOM files

Method 3: Use Universal File Viewer

The recommended use of Universal File Viewer, a tool for opening over 250 file extensions, complements the list of programs above. This utility is capable of opening your dicom file. Download Universal File Viewer to your OS quickly and securely.