DICOMscope - a DICOM Viewer

DICOMscope is a freely available DICOM viewer, that allows users to test different DICOM features via a graphical user interface. These include receiving DICOM files over a network, mechanisms that ensure consistent image display and DICOM Print (as a client).

DICOMscope is not supposed to compete with commercial viewers. It is more of a feasibility study for DICOM Presentation States and calibrated printing. The program is not suitable for use in clinical contexts, e.g. for diagnosis. You'll find further details regarding DICOMscope under History.

System Requirements

DICOMscope 3.6.4 requires Windows 7 or Windows 10 (32 or 64 bit) and a pre-installed Java 8 runtime.

Disclaimer: This software is made available, as is, and OFFIS, the Institute for Microtherapy / VISUS and OTech make no warranty regarding the software, its performance, its merchantability or fitness for any particular use, freedom from any computer diseases or its conformity to any specification. The entire risk as to quality and performance of the software is with the user. This software is intended for investigational use only. It has not been tested or approved for clinical application or production environments.


DICOMscope 3.6.4 Installer
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 By downloading DICOMscope you agree to the above mentioned terms, especially regarding the restrictions in clinical contexts.

Documentation for DICOMscope

The user manual and the Conformance Statement for DICOMscope can be downloaded below. Some handouts that were used for demonstrations of the viewer are also available.


Conformance Statement (DICOMscope 3.6.0)
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User Manual (DICOMscope 3.6.0)
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Source Code of DICOMscope

DICOMscope is based on DCMTK. The graphical user interface was implemented in Java.


Java Source Code (DICOMscope 3.6.0)
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Older versions

Older versions of DICOMscope can be downloaded via ftp.

OFFIS Structured Reports

The archives below contain a number of Structured Reporting documents including the referenced images. These example documents were created by OFFIS for a demonstration at ECR 2001.


OFFIS SR Documents for DICOMscope 3.5.1
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OFFIS SR Documents for DICOMscope 3.6.0
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DICOMscope is a freely available DICOM viewer. The program has been implemented in Java / C++ and displays uncompressed, monochrome DICOM images of all modalities. It also supports monitor calibration according to part 14 of the DICOM standard as well as the new Presentation States. DICOMscope offers a print client (DICOM Basic Grayscale Print Management), that also supports the optional Presentation LUT SOP Class. The prototype was implemented in reaction to a call from the Committee for the Advancement of DICOM and presented at the European Congress of Radiology ECR 1999. For the DICOM Display Consistency Demonstration at RSNA InfoRAD 1999 the program was reviewed and extended. Version 3.5.1 was demonstrated at ECR 2001. It offers a printserver, support for encrypted DICOM communication, digital signatures and Structured Reporting.