gdcm2pnm - Man Page

off-screen rendering of DICOM images


gdcm2pnm [options] file-in bitmap-out


The gdcm2pnm command line program takes as input a DICOM file and produces a rendered bitmap file.


file-in   DICOM input filename

bitmap-out  Bitmap output filename


specific options

general options

  -h   --help
         print this help text and exit

  -v   --version
         print version information and exit

  -V   --verbose
         verbose mode (warning+error).

  -W   --warning
         warning mode, print warning information

  -E   --error
         error mode, print error information

  -D   --debug
         debug mode, print debug information

Simple Usage

gdcm2pnm will take as input DICOM and render it into a bitmap file using the window/level attributes value.

$ gdcm2pnm input.dcm output.png

It is much different from the gdcmraw or gdcmimg command line tool as it will render a DICOM image. This means that the output will be rendered in 8bits ready for display.

See Also

gdcm2vtk(1), gdcmimg(1)


Mathieu Malaterre

Main developer


02/26/2024 GDCM 3.0.23 DICOM Manipulation.