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GDCMGENDIR(1) DICOM Manipulation. GDCMGENDIR(1)

NAME

gdcmgendir - Tool to generate a DICOMDIR file from a File-Set.

SYNOPSIS

gdcmgendir [options] file-in file-out

DESCRIPTION

PARAMETERS

file-in   DICOM input filename
file-out DICOM output filename

OPTIONS

Parameters


specific options

  -i --input              DICOM filename or directory
  -o --output             DICOM filename or directory
  -r --recursive          recursive.
     --descriptor         descriptor.
     --root-uid           Root UID.

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

  GDCM_ROOT_UID Root UID

TYPICAL USAGE

NOTE

One may have to run some preliminary steps in order to get gdcmgendir to generate the DICOMDIR file. Namely two steps:
•Batch renaming of the DICOM filename into something compatible with ISO 9660 filename convention
•Convert all DICOM file into the Explicit VR Little Endian Uncompressed (1.2.840.10008.1.2.1)
Step 1. can be solved in a numerous way. Eg. on UNIX environment this could either be solved using the mkisofs command line tool. Filenames should not contains any extension since the VR CS does not allow for the '.' character. Only upper case, digit 0-9, the space ' ' and the underscore '_' character are valid in VR CS, with a maximum of 8 bytes. Another simple tool that can be handy is 'rename' in conjunction with 'basename'.
Step 2. can simply be achieved using the gdcmconv command line tool:
  $ for i in `ls IMG*`; do gdcmconv --raw --force $i /tmp/out/$i; done

SEE ALSO

gdcmconv(1), gdcmanon(1), rename(1), mkisofs(1)

AUTHOR

Mathieu Malaterre
Main developer

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2006, 2011 Mathieu Malaterre
 
03/26/2019 GDCM 2.8.8