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Fixed a bug in DVPSSoftcopyVOI_PList::read() that caused certain error
codes to be overwritten and thus ignored while reading a
Softcopy VOI LUT Sequence.

Thanks to Oliver Klerx <> for the bug report.


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This DICOM ToolKit (DCMTK) package consists of source code, documentation and installation instructions for a set of software libraries and applications implementing part of the DICOM/MEDICOM Standard.

DCMTK contains the following sub-packages, each in its own sub-directory:

  • config - configuration utilities for DCMTK
  • dcmdata - a data encoding/decoding library and utility apps
  • dcmect - a library for working with Enhanced CT objects
  • dcmfg - a library for working with functional groups
  • dcmimage - adds support for color images to dcmimgle
  • dcmimgle - an image processing library and utility apps
  • dcmiod - a library for working with information objects and modules
  • dcmjpeg - a compression/decompression library and utility apps
  • dcmjpls - a compression/decompression library and utility apps
  • dcmnet - a networking library and utility apps
  • dcmpmap - a library for working with parametric map objects
  • dcmpstat - a presentation state library and utility apps
  • dcmqrdb - an image database server
  • dcmrt - a radiation therapy library and utility apps
  • dcmseg - a library for working with segmentation objects
  • dcmsign - a digital signature library and utility apps
  • dcmsr - a structured reporting library and utility apps
  • dcmtls - security extensions for the network library
  • dcmtract - a library for working with tractography results
  • dcmwlm - a modality worklist database server
  • oficonv - a character set conversion library
  • oflog - a logging library based on log4cplus
  • ofstd - a library of general purpose classes

Each sub-directory (except config) contains further sub-directories for application source code (apps), library source code (libsrc), library include files (include), configuration data (etc), documentation (docs), sample and support data (data) as well as test programs (tests).

To build and install the DCMTK package see the INSTALL file. For copyright information see the COPYRIGHT file. For information about the history of this software see the HISTORY file. For answers to frequently asked questions please consult the FAQ.

In addition to the API documentation, which is also available online, there is a Wiki system where further information (e.g. HOWTOs) can be found.

If you find bugs or other problems with this software, we would appreciate hearing about them. Please send electronic mail to: bugs/at/dcmtk/dot/org

Please try to describe the problem in detail and if possible give a suggested fix. For general questions on how to compile, install or use the toolkit we recommend the public discussion forum.