The Workstation allows you to view the contents of DICOM file headers. There are a couple of ways to do this.
If you know the location of a DICOM file on the file system, then:
|2.||Right-click on the file(s) of interest and select DICOM Dump/Editor. You can Ctrl-Click to select multiple (individual) files/folders, or Shift-Click to select a range.|
Alternatively, if you're currently viewing a study and you want to view the header of a particular image, then:
|1.||Select the image of interest.|
|2.||Select . A new window will appear showing the contents of the header of the selected image.|
Batch Editing Headers
The DICOM Editor provides a simple interface for performing batch modifications to DICOM files.
|•||Attribute values for standard DICOM tags in individual files can be edited by clicking in the table's Value column.|
|•||Additional attributes may be inserted using the Create New Tag tool.|
|•||Existing attributes may be removed by selecting the appropriate rows and using the Delete Tag tool.|
|•||Attribute values may be cloned to all other files currently loaded in the DICOM Editor using the Replicate tool. (Note: You need to have selected multiple files when you launched the DICOM Editor for this to work.)|
|•||Quickly anonymize typical attributes using the Anonymize tool.|
|•||Remember to save your modifications after you're done using either the Save or Save As tools. (Note: If the files being viewed are in the local store, you must choose to save to another location. You can import them into the local store afterwards if so desired.)|
Important Note: Modifying DICOM headers can cause irreparable loss of patient data and/or cause patient misdiagnosis. Be very careful when using this tool to edit DICOM files from patient imaging studies, and always keep backups.
ClearCanvas Workstation, Personal - User's Guide
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