Working with DICOM metadata

Reading DICOM metadata properties

The GroupDocs.Metadata API supports extracting format-specific information from DICOM images.

The following are the steps to read the native DICOM metadata.

  1. Load a DICOM image
  2. Get the root metadata package
  3. Extract  the native metadata package using the DicomRootPackage.getDicomPackage method
  4. Read the DICOM metadata properties

examples.advanced_usage.managing_metadata_for_specific_formats.image.dicom.DicomReadNativeMetadataProperties

try (Metadata metadata = new Metadata(Constants.InputDicom)) {
	DicomRootPackage root = metadata.getRootPackageGeneric();

	if (root.getDicomPackage() != null) {
		System.out.println(root.getDicomPackage().getBitsAllocated());
		System.out.println(root.getDicomPackage().getReds());
		System.out.println(root.getDicomPackage().getGreens());
		System.out.println(root.getDicomPackage().getBlues());
		System.out.println(root.getDicomPackage().getNumberOfFrames());
		// ...
	}
}

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