[vtkusers] Get information of DICOM Series before really loading the images into memory

David Gobbi david.gobbi at gmail.com
Thu Feb 18 11:14:43 EST 2016

Hi Liu Peng,

My vtk-dicom package has a VTK dicom reader that can read all of the meta
It also has a class called vtkDICOMParser that only reads the meta data
(not the
image), and a class called vtkDICOMDirectory that will scan the filesystem
DICOM files and provide a summary of all of the DICOM series on the

The instructions for building vtk-dicom are in the PDF at the bottom of
this page:

If you are using VTK 7 and if you built VTK yourself, then you can add all
of these
classes to VTK by simply setting "Module_vtkDICOM:BOOL=ON" in your VTK
cmake cache and then rebuilding VTK.

 - David

On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 8:29 AM, Liu_tj <tjlp at netease.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I try the vtkDICOMImageReader to load DICOM series. It is possible to get
> the Dicom image information before the DICOM iamges are loaded into memory
> by vtkDICOMImageReader::update(), such as patient name, total slice number,
> etc? I just want to list these information to user, and then let the user
> to decide whether he want to load it.
> Thanks
> Liu Peng
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