gdcmpap3 man page

gdcmpap3 — Tool to convert PAPYRUS 3.0 to DICOM.


gdcmpap3 [options] file-in file-out


The gdcmpap3 command line program takes as input a PAPYRUS 3.0 file (file-in) and process it to generate an output (pseudo) DICOM file (file-out). The command line option dictate the type of operation(s) gdcmpap3 will use to generate the output file.


file-in   DICOM input filename

file-out  DICOM output filename


-i --input      DICOM filename
-o --output     DICOM filename

Specific Options

-S --split            Split multiframes PAPYRUS 3.0 into multiples DICOM files
   --decomp-pap3      Use PAPYRUS 3.0 for decompressing (can be combined with --split).
   --check-iop        Check that the Image Orientation (Patient) Attribute is ok (see --split).

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

Environment Variable


Simple Usage

gdcmpap3 is a great tool to convert broken PAPYRUS 3.0 implementation into properly parsable DICOM file. Usage is simply:

$ gdcmpap3 input.pa3 output.dcm

or if you prefer being explicit:

$ gdcmpap3 -i input.pa3 -o output.dcm

Even though gdcmpap3 can overwrite directly on the same file (input.pa3 = output.dcm), it is recommended that user should first convert into a different file to make sure the bug is properly handled by GDCM.

See Also

gdcmdump(1), gdcmconv(1), gdcminfo(1)


Mathieu Malaterre

Main developer


12/19/2016 GDCM VER_FULL DICOM Manipulation.