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Opening PDF DICOM files in RadiAnt

Nov 18, 2012 11:55 PM
by Sameer
Dear Maceiz and the RadiAnt Team

You have been wonderful over the last two years

As you know, i have been promoting RadiAnt on both my sites as i do sincerely beleive that this is the best on PC platform

I used to put powerpoint shows to teach on my website. Now with RadiAnt being able to handle zip files, i converted the PP to PDF and then PDF 2 DICOM using osirix and have uploaded these Rapid Reporting sets on the website

But, RadiAnt doesn't seem to like the zipped dicom files anymore

Can you please look at these zip files and advise.

I can open them with OsiriX on Mac but not with RadiAnt on PC

Thanks in advance

Nov 19, 2012 05:03 AM
by Tommy
which zip software do you use?

I has similar problem and resolved after upgrading to a more recent zip software release.

see thread:
Nov 19, 2012 10:11 AM
by RadiAnt
Dear Sameer,

Thank you for reporting your issue.
I took the liberty of changing the subject of your thread, however.
The problem does not lie in ZIP handling. Your file is not opened in RadiAnt because ...basically it's a PDF with a DICOM header. RadiAnt does not support PDFs embedded in DICOM files.
If you want to have "real" DICOM files then you should avoid PowerPoint to PDF to DICOM conversion and instead convert the source BMP or JPEG images straight to DICOMs.

Kind regards,
Nov 19, 2012 06:56 PM
by Sameer
Dear Maceiz

Thanks and appreciate your reply, Is this a possibility in future versions

As you can see this can be a very powerful teaching tool

Nov 19, 2012 08:27 PM
by Sameer
Dear Maciez

I have converted Powerpoint-Keynote-high quality TIFF-DICOM

Exported zipped DICOM, it now works with RadiAnt and OsiriX

Thanks a lot, am sure many trainees will appreciate your software

Nov 19, 2012 08:27 PM
by RadiAnt

I have just tried the second RR set ( and it works flawlessly in RadiAnt. So if you prepare other sets the way you did with, everything should be ok.

Kind regards,
Nov 19, 2012 11:11 PM
by Sameer
Thanks Maciej

Can't express how happy i am today, it's a dream come reality to be able to get the sets online and people to be able to practice the way they get it in real exams, many many thanks for RadiAnt which has made this possible. If not for RadiAnt it would have been biased for only Mac !

Best wishes
Nov 20, 2012 09:00 AM
by RadiAnt
You are welcome! We really appreciate your promotion of our viewer :-)
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