Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Chapter 12: Pixel Data

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I guess that one can't escape talking about pixels when dealing with DICOM. After all, imaging is what DICOM is all about and digital images are built from pixels. So today, to celebrate release 2.0.2.6 (and the x64 version) of the DICOM Toolkit, I'm finally going to touch the heart of every DICOM Image, The Pixel Data.

For today's post I've prepared a little C++ test application that really does nothing much other then putting pixels into the pixel data of a DICOM file and save it. Well, not exactly nothing much, because it creates a huge DICOM file, more then 0.7 GB and compress it and never use more then 20 MB of memory. If you want to know how, read on.