File Extension Library

.DCM File Extension

  • Developer by: NEMA
  • Category: Raster Image Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .DCM file?

.DCM file extension is created by NEMA. .DCM has been classified as Raster Image Files. The format of .DCM file is Binary.

.DCM is DICOM Image

A DCM file is an image file saved in the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) image format. It stores a medical image, such as a CT scan or ultrasound. DCM files may also include patient information to pair the image with the patient.

The DICOM format was created by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) as a standard for distributing and viewing medical images, such as MRIs, CT scans, and ultrasound images. You can open DICOM files with a variety of programs for Windows, macOS, and Linux, such as XnViewMP, GIMP, and MeVisLab.

NOTE: DCM files may also be saved as .DICOM files.

List of all softwares that can open the DICOM Image
File Viewer Plus
ACD Systems Canvas X 2019
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
MicroDicom viewer
OsiriX Imaging Software
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
View My Scans
File Type 2:

DiskCatalogMaker Catalog File

Developer by: Fujiwara Software Category: Data Files

A DCM file is a file saved in the catalog format used by DiskCatalogMaker, a file cataloging and organization program for the Mac. It contains a database of files stored on multiple discs that can be searched by filename and other attributes. DCM files may also be saved as .DCMF files, which are more common.

If you receive or find a DiskCatalogMaker DCM file, you can only open it in DiskCatalogMaker. There is no other program available that supports the format.

DCM files are similar to .DCMD files but DCMD files support thumbnail images. You can convert a DCM file to a DCMD file by opening the file in DiskCatalogMaker, selecting File → Save As..., and then choosing to save as a DCMD file.

List of all softwares that can open the DiskCatalogMaker Catalog File
Fujiwara DiskCatalogMaker
File Type 3:

DCM Audio Module

Category: Audio Files

Music file or "module" encoded in the DCM format

List of all softwares that can open the DCM Audio Module
Logipole Konvertor

How to Open .DCM file on different platforms

Open .DCM File on Windows

  • Right-click a .DCM
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .DCM file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .DCM files" Press "Ok"

Open .DCM File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .DCM file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .DCM File on Linux

Right click on the .DCM file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .DCM File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .DCM file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .DCM File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .DCM files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .DCM files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .DCM files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .DCM file format
  2. You need to check the .DCM file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)