Did you find or received DICOM file and your computer failed to open it? Below we will explain what is DICOM file extension and how you can open it.

What is a DICOM file ext?

DICOM is a file extension associated with DICOM Digital Imaging and Communations in Medicine Format Bitmap.

How to open a DICOM file?

In most cases your computer should know what software program should be used to open different file types and extensions like DICOM. When you double click on the DICOM file format, it should open with appropriate software program. If you downloaded or received DICOM files for the first time and your system failed to open it then try free file viewers available on the internet after doing enough research not to fall prey to malware.

How to fix errors with DICOM files

Scan the file
Before trying to open DICOM files on your Windows make sure that it is safe to do so by running through antivirus scanner.
Update
Unable to open DICOM files with the associated software program or see an error than try updating the associated software
Do not
If none of the applications in your Windows were able to open DICOM file do not change file extension because by changing file extension you are corrupting the file. In case you already changed the extension you can revert it back to DICOM by renaming the file. Incorrect associations are the cause of many DICOM file errors.

Finally, if Windows is unable to open file extension DICOM you may have registry related errors or may not have the appropriate program installed. We strongly recommend that you run a registry scan.

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