Viewing DICOM Headers

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Introduction

In this tutorial, we will examine the DICOM header of some images. Most DICOM image viewing programs can display the header, or metadata, stored in each image. More specialised programs are used to analyse, compare, or edit the image header.

Image Viewer

RadiAnt

Open a DICOM data set in RadiAnt. The header information is viewed by selecting Annotations (A) -> Show DICOM Tags. A search field can locate tags by name or tag ID.

Radiant metadata 1.png

Mango

The header information is displayed by selecting File -> Info. From this window the header also may be edited.

Mango header 0.jpg