Thursday, June 30, 2022

Setup DICOM dcmtk Tool kit

How to setup the "dcmtk" DICOM tool

The DICOM Toolkit (DCMTK) can be installed on many platforms. It is a set of command line tools for use with the DICOM and PACS systems.  The extension for DICOM "when used" files is .dcm

DICOM standard ("Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine"), which was first published in 1993, has become widely accepted.

The beginnings of the standard

Since the 1970s, when computed tomography was introduced as the first digital modality, the importance of digital medical image processing has increased permanently. The emerging idea of a digital image archive (PACS) and electronic image distribution in a hospital created the need to exchange digital images between medical devices of different manufacturers. 


1. Install Chocolatey


Run PowerShell as administrator.

Set-ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Scope Process -Force; [System.Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol = [System.Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol -bor 3072; iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString(''))

Windows -> run -> cmd

close command prompt window and open new command prompt admin console

1. Install dcmtk


then run

choco install dcmtk