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DCM and DICOM files

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DCM and DICOM files are used to distribute and view medical images such as CT scans, MRIs, and ultrasound images. The files may also include patient identification data so the image can be linked to a specific individual. They are saved in the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) format, which was developed by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). The ".dcm" file extension is more commonly used than the ".dicom" extension for storing DICOM images.

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File Viewer Lite is a free DCM and DICOM file opener that allows you to view DICOM images. In addition to DICOM Image files, File Viewer Lite can open over 150 file types, including Digital Negative Image files, Canon Raw Image files, PDF files, video files, audio files, and more. You can also view unsupported proprietary document formats in the program's Text and Hex Views. These views display the contents of the document, which can provide useful information.

To view your DCM and DICOM images, download our free file viewer from one of the Download links and drag and drop the .DCM or .DICOM file onto the program window. File Viewer Lite will open the file and display the image.

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