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gdcmviewer: .TH "gdcmviewer" 1 "Fri Oct 29 2010" "Version 2.0.16" "GDCM"

NAME

gdcmviewer - .TH "gdcmviewer" 1 "Fri Oct 29 2010" "Version 2.0.16" "GDCM"

NAME

gdcmviewer - .SH "SYNOPSIS"

gdcmviewer [options] file-in

DESCRIPTION

The gdcmviewer is a simple tool that show how to use vtkGDCMImageReader. The class that use gdcm to make a layer to VTK. gdcmviewer is basically only just a wrapper around GDCM.

This tool is meant for testing integration of GDCM in VTK. You should see it as a demo tool. It does compile with VTK ranging from 4.2 to 5.6, but only with VTK 5.2 (or above) can only play with the widgets (as described below).

PARAMETERS

file-in   DICOM input filename

OPTIONS

OPTIONS

     --force-rescale    force rescale (advanced users)
     --force-spacing    force spacing (advanced users)
  -r --recursive        Recusively descend directory

general options

  -h   --help
         print this help text and exit

  -v   --version
         print version information and exit

  -V   --verbose
         verbose mode (warning+error).

  -W   --warning
         warning mode, print warning information

  -E   --error
         error mode, print error information

  -D   --debug
         debug mode, print debug information

Typical usage

Simple usage

For now gdcmviewer should be started from a command line prompt. The next argument should be the name of the DICOM file you wish to read. For instance:

 $ gdcmviewer -V 012345.002.050.dcm

gdcmviewer will try to read your file, and the print the vtk information associated with this file. Basically what kind of image you are looking at.

*
ScalarType is the DICOM Real World Value type
*
Dimensions is the dimension of the image
*
Spacing is the spacing of the image
*
NumberOfScalarComponents should be 1 for grayscale & PALETTE COLOR and 3 for RGB, YBR data.

Wiki Link

The wiki page, will color pictures can be found at: http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/gdcm/index.php?title=Gdcmviewer

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2006-2010 Mathieu Malaterre

SEE ALSO

gdcmdump(1), gdcm2vtkraw(1)