DICOM (DIC, DCM) files are commonly used in medical images. Blaze ImgConvert reads a broad range of DICOM formats, converting them to a supported bits-per-pixel as necessary.
You can read DICOM files as follows:
- Grayscale files in the 1- to 16-bit range are loaded as they are in the original file.
- Palettized color files in the 1- to 16-bit range are converted to 8-bit palettized or 24-bit unpalettized. By default, they are converted to 24-bit only if the palette contains more than 256 colors.
- Unpalettized color files (RGB, ARGB, or CMYK) with 1 to 16 bits per plane are converted to 24-bit RGB.
You can write DICOM files as 8, 12, or 16-bit grayscale, 8-bit palettized color, or 24-bit RGB color (8 bits per plane).