EatDicom.exe is a tool to sort DICOM files consistently
and construct 2d, 3d, and 4d (time series of 3d images) images on output.
Image data is stored in a TIFF file (
.tif), supplementary information
summarized in a DICOM file with same filename (
Missing slices are bridged with empty slices up to a maximum gap size (i. e. number of missing slices).
A more convenient alternative module for importing DICOM is
The tool comes with a high number of options, which can also be entered as an option file.
EatDicom.exe from the command line, the full MeVisLab application has to be installed,
because the tool depends on the MeVisLab libraries. In addition, paths have to be set.
On Windows: Due to the package structure,
EatDicom.exe is located in
MeVisLab/Packages/MeVis/Foundation/bin/, a folder usually not included in PATH.
This may result in problems with missing DLLs when starting the executable. Three solutions are possible:
Add the PATH to the registry.
Go via the MeVisLabPackageScanner. For example, enter this in the command line:
C:\Programme\MeVisLab\Packages\MeVisLab\IDE\bin\MeVisLabPackageScanner.exe -run C:\Programme\MeVisLab\Packages\MeVis\Foundation\bin\eatdicom.exe [arguments]
(correct the paths as necessary)
EatDicom.exe from the package
to the package
MeVisLab/IDE/bin and start it from the command line.
If no arguments or
-help are entered, the help file will be displayed automatically.
When the executable is run, an import log is displayed.
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