The MPR Meta-Data Sheet

This modal sheet displays meta-data extracted from DICOM file meta-data tags.

The images should consist of an HFS AXIAL series of 16-bit MONOCHROME DICOM (e.g. xxx.dcm) files with little endian Transfer Syntax UID (tag 0002,0010 = 1.2.840.10008.1.2).

All DICOM files need to be converted to uncompressed .xml file format and located in a folder named DCMTK in order for PS to recognize them. The DICOM toolkit DCMTK is a collection of libraries and applications implementing large parts the DICOM standard. This toolkit includes the function dcm2xml which handles the conversion from .dcm to .xml file format, and dcmdjpeg which handles the expansion of .jpg compressed DICOM files to the required uncompressed (default) DICOM transfer syntax required by PS.

If DCMTK is not available, you may optionally use a series of image files exported from OsiriX in Raw.nnn file format and a single DICOM meta-data file in NativeDICOM .xml format that has been exported from OsiriX. In this case you may need to manually override the 16-bit pixel representation to the Signed setting. PS uses the value stored in the hexadecimal slice thickness tag (0x0018,0x0050) and the decimal filename tag (.nnn) to calculate the z coordinate of Raw.nnn files. For some image series, you might also need to manually set the slice thickness to instead use the value found in the DICOM slice spacing tag in order to create properly scaled 3D reconstructions.