Image::ExifTool::DICOM

Section: User Contributed Perl Documentation (3)
Updated: 2008-04-09
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NAME

Image::ExifTool::DICOM - Read DICOM and ACR-NEMA medical images  

SYNOPSIS

This module is used by Image::ExifTool  

DESCRIPTION

This module contains routines required by Image::ExifTool to extract meta information from DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) DCM and ACR-NEMA (American College of Radiology - National Electrical Manufacturer's Association) ACR medical images.  

NOTES

Values of retired elements in implicit VR format files are intepreted as strings, hence they may not be displayed properly. This is because the specification no longer lists these VR's, but simply lists 'RET' for these elements. (Doh. Who's idea was that? :P)

Images compressed using the DICOM deflated transfer syntax will be decoded if Compress::Zlib is installed.

No translation of special characters sets is done.  

AUTHOR

Copyright 2003-2008, Phil Harvey (phil at owl.phy.queensu.ca)

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.  

REFERENCES

<http://medical.nema.org/dicom/2004.html>
<http://www.sph.sc.edu/comd/rorden/dicom.html>
<http://www.dclunie.com/>
 

SEE ALSO

``DICOM Tags'' in Image::ExifTool::TagNames, Image::ExifTool(3pm)


 

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