DICOM image reconstruction

Posted on 2009-12-22
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
Hello All,

I am relatively new to Photoshop, so bear with me. I recently had a MRI scan of my head (migraines), and the hospital sent the data as a DICOM file. What I am trying to do is load the file into Photoshop, creating a 3D model from the slices.

Part of the problem is that I am not aquainted with all the Photoshop controls, and the other part is that the data is best described as groups of images.

Any help would be appreciated,

P.S. I zipped and anonymized the dicom file. Just unzip the file (Compilation2) and add the .dcm extension (Experts-Exchange doesn't like .dcm files).
Question by:rossryan
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    Rossryan, I'm not saying that what you are trying to do can't be done although I am pretty sure it can't. 3D post-processing of an MRI is something done with very specific, very expensive software (Tera Recon for example.) My career is in PACS (the technology that allows for the capture, transfer and storage of DICOM medical images.) There may be some open source post-processing applications out there but I'm not sure. A quick Google for "Open Source DICOM 3D" came back with about 50,000 results. I would try here to start:

    I know it isn't what you are wanting to hear, but for what you are trying to do it will require more specialized software.

    Author Comment

    I'd have to disagree. According to Adobe, they support DICOM files natively. It's just the lack of information of using Photoshop with DICOM files is killing me. I mean, I can load the file, and see the 3D construct made from the 2D slices, but the skull is squelched (and the slices are misaligned, although changing the z scale factor helps somewhat). See attached photo.

    I just need more info one editing these things.
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    ok here u go,, u can download this Open Source software which will make u able to either open or convert dicom images,
    Thank you

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