Creation of DICOM--aware applications using ImageJ.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The demand for image-processing software for radiology applications has been increasing, fueled by advancements in both image-acquisition and image-analysis techniques. The utility of existing image-processing software is often limited by cost, lack of flexibility, and/or specific hardware requirements. In particular, many existing packages cannot directly utilize images formatted using the specifications in part 10 of the DICOM standard ("DICOM images"). We show how image analyses can be performed directly on DICOM images by using ImageJ, a free, Java-based image-processing package ( We demonstrate how plug-ins written in our laboratory can be used along with the ImageJ macro script language to create flexible, low-cost, multiplatform image-processing applications that can be directed by information contained in the DICOM image header.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Barboriak, DP; Padua, AO; York, GE; Macfall, JR

Published Date

  • June 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 91 - 99

PubMed ID

  • 15827831

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3046706

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0897-1889

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s10278-004-1879-4


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States