DICOM file extension
The table below provides useful information about the .dicom file extension. It answers questions such as:
- What is the .dicom file?
- What program do I need to open a .dicom file?
- How can the .dicom file be opened, edited or printed?
- How can I convert .dicom files to another format?
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0 extension(s) and 1 alias(es) found in database
✅ DICOM Bitmap Image
DCM file is a Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine Bitmap Image. The DICOM standard was created by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) to aid the distribution and viewing of medical images, such as CT scans, MRIs, and ultrasound.
Other types of files may also use the .dicom file extension.
🔄 .dicom converters
The following softwares are capable of converting .dicom files to other formats:
For example, using the softwares above, a .dicom file can be converted into one of the following formats:
🚫 The .dicom file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
We found the following similar file extensions in our database:
🔴 Can't open a .dicom file?
When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:
Windows cannot open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...
If you don't know how to set the .dicom file association, check the FAQ.
🔴 Can I change the extension of files?
Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.
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