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*Maintainer: Andy Buckle [http://sourceforge.net/sendmessage.php?touser=1760416contact]  
 
*Maintainer: Andy Buckle [http://sourceforge.net/sendmessage.php?touser=1760416contact]  
 
*Currently worked on by: Kris Thielemans
 
*Currently worked on by: Kris Thielemans
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Digital communications in medicine (DICOM) is an information standard. This package deals with loading DICOM files. Originally created for image transfer, the standard now deals with an large range of medical data. In Matlab the functions are in the image package. In Octave they are separate: most image package users will not use dicom, and its dependency might be considered troublesome.
      
=== What is the aim of this package? ===
 
=== What is the aim of this package? ===
DICOM ('Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine') is a standard for transfering and storing medical data. See http://medical.nema.org/ for more info.
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Digital communications in medicine (DICOM) is an information standard. Originally created for image transfer, the standard now deals with an large range of medical data. See http://medical.nema.org/ for more info.
    
This package provides functions to read and (eventually) write DICOM files. The functions in the package are intended to have similar usage as
 
This package provides functions to read and (eventually) write DICOM files. The functions in the package are intended to have similar usage as
the dicom functions in the Matlab Image Processing Toolbox.
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the dicom functions in the Matlab Image Processing Toolbox. In Octave they are separate: most image package users will not use dicom, and its dependency might be considered troublesome.
    
===Supporting library===
 
===Supporting library===
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