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Here are 2 simple steps to convert your DCM to PNG using our fast and free DCM converter tool.
|Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM)
A DCM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) file is a standard format used in the field of medical imaging to store, exchange, and transmit medical images. This format was developed by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) to ensure interoperability and consistency across various medical imaging devices and software. DCM files typically contain information such as patient data, image acquisition parameters, and the actual pixel data that represents the medical images, such as X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs.
One of the key features of DCM files is their adherence to the DICOM standard, which defines a set of rules for the formatting and communication of medical images and related information. This standardization allows healthcare professionals to seamlessly share medical images regardless of the equipment or software used for image acquisition. DCM files can store not only static images but also multi-dimensional data and even time-series data, making them versatile for various medical imaging modalities.
In addition to image data, DCM files can also include metadata that provides crucial information about the patient, the imaging procedure, and the device settings. This metadata ensures that medical images are not only viewable but also properly interpreted and understood by healthcare professionals. The DICOM standard continues to evolve, incorporating advancements in medical imaging technology and maintaining its role as a cornerstone in the efficient exchange of medical information within the healthcare industry.
|Portable Network Graphics
PNG files are a widely used graphics file format used in areas where high-quality images (often with transparency) are required while also retaining a small file size. They are one of the most common formats of file used for web and print mediums and are particularly useful for logos, icons, and other images where multi-level transparency is desired.
The format itself was created in the 1990's with the main aim of storing computer graphics in a high-quality format while minimising the required storage space. The longer-term aim was to displace the GIF file format and make PNG the number one format for non-lossy, high-quality image formats on the then-burgeoning world wide web.
One of the selling points of the PNG format is its support for multiple levels of transparency, making it superior to the GIF format, which can only handle a single level of transparency. Also, like GIFs, the PNG format supports palletizing image colors down to 256 or 16 colors to help reduce the file size of the PNG.
Our DCM imaging tool will accurately convert your DCM file into a PNG image file using our high quality internal 2D rendering to create your final PNG ready for download. Your DCM file will be analyzed pixel by pixel in order to produce the most accurate conversion possible.
First click the "Upload..." button, select your DCM file to upload. Your DCM file will be uploaded to our servers. When the DCM to PNG conversion has completed, you can download your PNG file straight away.
We aim to process all DCM to PNG conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds however this can be longer for certain files, so please be patient.
We aim to provide the best conversion experience. Our tools are under constant review and development with new features being added every week.
If you are converting your DCM file to a format that implements lossy-compression then yes, the quality will be reduced however the loss in quality is usually not noticeable and can result in much smaller file sizes.
No. When converting your DCM file our tool will not perform any resizing of your image and the resulting file will be the same resolution as your uploaded DCM file.