DICOM File Type

- The quick facts

What are DICOM files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a DICOM 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 DICOM file?

A .DICOM file is a DICOM Medical Imaging Bitmap (.dicom) file.

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open DICOM files

We have identified one DICOM opener that is compatible with this specific type of DICOM file.

Programs that open DICOM Medical Imaging Bitmap (.dicom) files

Last updated: December 22, 2021

Suggest another file format using extension DICOM

While we know of one file format using the .DICOM file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .DICOM file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

GIMPGIMPUser submitted
ImageMagickImageMagickUser submitted
JiveX Windows Native StarterJiveX Windows Native StarterUser submitted
ImagineImagineUser submitted
DicomViewerDicomViewerUser submitted
Rubo DICOM ViewerRubo DICOM ViewerUser submitted
XnViewXnViewUser submitted
DicomEditDicomEditUser submitted
GraphicsMagickGraphicsMagickUser submitted