An Overview of the DICOM File Format

The Related Topics provide general information about the DICOM File Format. It is designed to help familiarize you with DICOM. For more detailed information on the DICOM File Format, you should refer to the DICOM Standard, published by the

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Related Topics

Overview: Basic DICOM File Structure
Overview: Data Element Fields
Overview: Value Representations
Overview: Value Multiplicity (VM) and Delimitation
Overview: Data Element Structure
Overview: Group Length
Overview: Big Endian versus Little Endian Byte Ordering
Overview: Data Element Type
Overview: Nesting of Data Sets
Overview: Item Encoding Rules
Overview: Delimitation of the Sequence of Items
Overview: Repeating Groups
Overview: Retired Data Elements
Overview: Private Data Elements
Overview: Private Data Element Tags
Overview: Encoding of Pixel Data
Overview: Pixel Data Encoding of Related Data Elements
Overview: Native or Encapsulated Format Encoding
Overview: Compression
Overview: Unique Identifiers
Overview: Information Object Definitions
Overview: Composite IOD
Overview: Normalized IOD
Overview: Attributes
Overview: Normalized and Composite SOP Classes
Overview: Modules
Overview: Definitions
Class Example
Module Example
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