DCMTK - DICOM Toolkit
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DCMTK is a collection of libraries and applications implementing large parts the DICOM standard. It includes software for examining, constructing and converting DICOM image files, handling offline media, sending and receiving images over a network connection, as well as demonstrative image storage and worklist servers. DCMTK is is written in a mixture of ANSI C and C++. It comes in complete source code and is made available as "open source" software.
DCMTK has been used at numerous DICOM demonstrations to provide central, vendor-independent image storage and worklist servers (CTNs - Central Test Nodes). It is used by hospitals and companies all over the world for a wide variety of purposes ranging from being a tool for product testing to being a building block for research projects, prototypes and commercial products.
The DCMTK software can be compiled under Windows and a wide range of Unix operating systems including Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, MacOS X and NetBSD. All necessary configuration scripts and project makefiles are supplied.
See the documentation included with the distribution for the latest information about changes in DCMTK between releases. A summary of the highlights of the current release is available in the ANNOUNCE file. An overview of the toolkit's modules is included in the distribution's README file. The COPYRIGHT text and the history of DCMTK's development are also available online. Frequently asked questions are answered in the FAQ.
An overview of known issues and vulnerabilities in the various DCMTK releases can be found in the DCMTK Wiki on the "Known Issues" page. A complete list of known (open and resolved) issues can be found in the Bug Tracker. Please note that issues are only resolved in the latest vesion of DCMTK (i.e. the current DCMTK snapshot).
DCMTK - snapshot
The latest DCMTK release is newer than the latest snapshot, so, use DCMTK 3.6.2.
DCMTK 3.6.2 - source code and documentation (2017-07-14)
DCMTK can be downloaded as a gzip compressed tar archive or as a ZIP archive. The contents of the two archives are identical.
The developer documentation can also be viewed online or downloaded separately.
The binaries and support libraries are currently being prepared and will be made available here soon!
DCMTK - old versions
DCMTK - user contributions
The following tools and software packages have been contributed by DCMTK users. Any use of these applications is (of course) at your own risk.
Page last modified: 2017-07-17