Atom editor package for examining the content of DICOM files
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DICOM viewer for Atom


This package provides a point-and-click interface for exploring the content of DICOM files. At the moment, the functionality provided is allowing to run DCMTK command-line tools dcmdump and dsrdump.

By using this Atom package instead of running the DCMTK tools in the command line, you can:

  • conveniently copy content to the clipboard
  • do folding of the indented sections of the dump
  • search for content of interest
  • add a lot more features using powerful Atom engine ;)


Install the package

Install the package from Atom > Settings > Install

Install DCMTK

You can download precompiled DCMTK packages from the official DCMTK page here: (look for the "DCMTK 3.6.2 - executable binaries" section)

If you cannot find the binary for your platform, you can use the following links for downloading unofficial DCMTK binaries we prepared. All of them are for 64-bit platforms.

Set DCMTK path in the package settings


Activate package after opening a DICOM file

After opening a DICOM file in Atom, use context menu to invoke dcmdump or dsrdump tools.


This package is work in progress. Contributions from the community in the form of encouragements, comments, feature requests, bug repots and pull requests are very welcome!


This package is being developed by Andrey Fedorov as part of the QIICR project activities. QIICR is supported by NIH National Cancer Institute, award U24 CA180918. Please contact Andrey, join QIICR community on Google+, or submit an issue on the issue tracker!