DCM File Type

- The quick facts

What are DCM files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a DCM file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a DCM file?

DCM files have multiple uses, and DICOM Medical Imaging Bitmap is one of them.

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 4 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
IrfanViewIrfanViewVerified
GIMPGIMPVerified
RadiAnt DICOM ViewerRadiAnt DICOM ViewerVerified

Last updated: June 19, 2022

More file formats using the DCM extension

Through our research of DCM files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Atari Compressed Disk Communicator Image
  • KiCad Documentation

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.

Pixillion Image ConverterPixillion Image ConverterUser submitted
PiView Star Login ApplicationPiView Star Login ApplicationUser submitted
Zoner Photo StudioZoner Photo StudioUser submitted
DynaComm Connectivity SeriesDynaComm Connectivity SeriesUser submitted
CADWe'll CAPE2003CADWe'll CAPE2003User submitted
ImageMagickImageMagickUser submitted
JiveX Windows Native StarterJiveX Windows Native StarterUser submitted
MysticThumbsMysticThumbsUser submitted
synedra View Personalsynedra View PersonalUser submitted
Pixillion BildkonverterPixillion BildkonverterUser submitted

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