MeVisLab has its own 3D file format which stores the image
values and the image DICOM tags separately in two files with the same base file name
but different file extensions:
<filename>.dcm. Without importing your DICOM
slices, the standard MeVisLab image loading modules will only be able to load single
DICOM slices separately. For further information, see the chapter Chapter 12, Excursion: Image Processing in ML.
The DICOM import is provided by the module
Add the module to the network via the quick search or the menu bar, Modules → File → DICOM → DirectDicomImport. Open the module panel with double-click on the module.
Enter the necessary data.
Source Dir where
your DICOM slices are located. In the MeVisLab installation path
you can find some example DICOM slices in the
directory. All subdirectories will be scanned recursively by default.
Click the Import button. The lower part of
the module panel will fill with diagnostic messages of the import process.
The last message will be
The area above the diagnostic messages will contain the list of imported series. You can click the entries to access the individual series, which will be provided at the first output connector of the module. By default the first series will be selected.
You can now connect an
to save the composed image series. Since
can create an on-disk cache of the slices going into an image, this might not
strictly be necessary for you.
If your DICOM import fails, or doesn't provide the expected results, check the settings of the module by clicking the Configuration... button, especially check the sections DICOM Import Options and DICOM Sorting/Splitting. You should probably also consult the help page for this module which is available through the context menu of this module via Help → Show Help.
DICOM multi-frame files can be opened directly in MeVisLab through the
MeVisLab also has its own file format that supports all features of
the internal image representation. The file suffix for this file format is
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