Supported DICOM File Formats¶

The DICOM standard defines how various medical media, such as images, reports, waveforms, annotations, and measurements, are to be stored and accessed (SOP classes).

Since itk-wasm builds upon ITK, it already has significant support for reading DICOM and other medical image file formats. ITK’s DICOM reading capabilities are mainly supported through third-party libraries, namely GDCM and DCMTK. We have tested our support for the following classes, and will continue to expand this list in the future:

Supported image classes¶

  • Computed Tomography (CT)

  • Enhanced CT Image

  • Magnetic Resonance (MR)

  • Enhanced MR Image

  • Computed Radiography Image (CR)

  • Digital Mammography X-Ray Image

  • Digital X-Ray Image

  • Positron Emission Tomography Image

  • Nuclear Medicine Image

  • Ultrasound Image

  • Ultrasound Multi-frame Image

  • Secondary Capture Image

  • Multi-frame Secondary Capture Image

  • Segmentation Storage

For other image formats see: Images

There also certain SOP classes that store non-image related medical information.

Supported non-image classes¶

  • Basic, Enhanced, Comprehensive Structured Report (SR)

  • X-Ray Radiation Dose Report (SR)

  • Key Object Selection Document (SR)

  • Encapsulated PDF Storage

  • Grayscale Softcopy Presentation State Storage SOP Class (GSPS)

  • Color Softcopy Presentation State Storage SOP Class (CSPS)