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What are DCM files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a DCM file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your DCM files.

What is a DCM file?

DCM files have multiple uses, and DICOM Medical Imaging Bitmap is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

DICOM Medical Imaging Bitmap

Files that contain the .dcm file extension are most commonly associated with image files that have been saved in the DICOM image format.

DICOM stands for Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine. This file format was created to distribute and view medical images using a standardized file format. The DCM file format was developed by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association.

In addition to medical images, DCM files may also contain patient information.

How to open DCM files

We have identified four DCM openers that are compatible with this specific type of DCM file.

Programs that open DICOM Medical Imaging Bitmap files

Bitberry File OpenerBitberry File OpenerVerified
RadiAnt DICOM ViewerRadiAnt DICOM ViewerVerified

Last updated: September 27, 2023

All known file formats using extension .DCM

While DICOM Medical Imaging Bitmap is a popular type of DCM-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .DCM file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Atari Compressed Disk Communicator Image

We know that one DCM format is Atari Compressed Disk Communicator Image. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different DCM openers which you will find listed below.

KiCad Documentation

We know that one DCM format is KiCad Documentation. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of DCM files. Remember, different programs may use DCM files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

PiView Star Login ApplicationPiView Star Login ApplicationUser submitted
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe PhotoshopUser submitted
Zoner Photo StudioZoner Photo StudioUser submitted
DynaComm Connectivity SeriesDynaComm Connectivity SeriesUser submitted
CADWe'll CAPE2003CADWe'll CAPE2003User submitted
JiveX Windows Native StarterJiveX Windows Native StarterUser submitted
MysticThumbsMysticThumbsUser submitted
synedra View Personalsynedra View PersonalUser submitted
ImagineImagineUser submitted

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