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Zipped DICOM files

Sep 29, 2015 07:29 AM
by Stefan Ritter


$ dcmdump IM000001
E: DcmElement: Unknown Tag & Data (4b50,0403) larger (524308) than remaining bytes in file
E: dcmdump: I/O suspension or premature end of stream: reading file: IM000001

$ unzip IM000001
Archive: IM000001
inflating: _828114

$ dcmdump _828114 | head -n 2

# Dicom-File-Format


is there a way to view "zipped" DICOM files or is that something off standard stuff?

Best regards
Sep 29, 2015 07:35 AM
by Stefan Ritter
I find out that the file opens when I rename it to $ Unfortunately we get CDs with files without the zip ending. Maybe you can do some magic byte sorcery? ;)
Sep 30, 2015 02:36 PM
by RadiAnt

We will explore the possibilities of improving the ZIP reading experience in RadiAnt.
Currently you could use a batch script to unzip all files from the CD to a temporary folder and then open this folder in RadiAnt using command line parameters:

Oct 1, 2015 10:55 AM
by Guest
I already did, but for Bash.

mkdir UNZIP # inside DICOM folder
find -type f | while read line; do
mkdir UNZIP/$count/ # in case of same filenames in zip files
unzip $line -d UNZIP/$count/
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