The Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) Standard is a joint project of the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). The standard facilitates interoperability of medical imaging equipment by specifying a set of media storage services, a file format, and a medical directory structure to facilitate access to the images and related information stored on interchange media. For detailed information about the standard, see the official DICOM web site.
MATLAB® provides the following support for working with files in the DICOM format:
Reading files that comply with the DICOM standard
Writing three different types of DICOM files, or DICOM information objects (IOD), with validation:
Secondary capture (default)
Writing many more types of DICOM files without validation, by
createmode flag to
'copy' when writing
data to a file.
MATLAB supports working with DICOM files. There is no support for working with DICOM network capabilities.