MicroDicom viewer

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This is list of changes for each release of MicroDicom DICOM viewer


  • New features:
    Refinement of PACS option dialog
    Added ability to add same DICOM server with different AEtitle
    Performance improvements
    Stability improvements
  • Defect fixing:
    Fixed several crashes


  • New features:
    Rework settings. Now settings are saved in one file - settings.xml.
    Added default zoom setting.
    Added export to txt/.csv of search result in Download from DICOM server dialog.
    Added "Copy to clipboard" to the Download from DICOM server.
    Added ability to open password protected zip files.
    Added code signing certificate.
    Added folder path to settings where to store downloaded images from DICOM server.
  • Defect fixing:
    Fixed an error in settings xml files.
    Fixed an issue with reset settings.
    Fixed a crash in settings.
    Fixed several defect with loading and saving settings.
    Fixed a defect with in Download DICOM server dialog related with "Search all studies of this patient".


  • New features:
    Added folder to setting where to store downloaded images from DICOM server.
    Added ability to remove check for update menu item. Also remove check for update menu item from CD/DVD version.
    Added standard derivation, mean, median, minimum, maximum, sum of rectangle and ellipse measurements.
    Added ability to change the units of measurement tools - millimeters, centimeters and inches.
    Added ability to get measurement system from the OS.
  • Defect fixing:
    Fixed an issue with exporting DICOM to common images.
    Fixed an issue with saving settings in "Download from DICOM server" dialog.
    Fixed an issue with applying Inverse to all images in current series.


  • New features:
    Added ability to remove check for update menu item. Also remove check for update menu item from CD/DVD version.
    Remove shadow of the menus.
    Added search in DICOM tags dialog and DICOM tags panes.
    Added sort by date in DICOM browser.
    Added option for showing patient ID or patient name in DICOM browser.
    Added hiding levels in DICOM browser.
    Added ability to search in DICOM browser by studies, series and images keywords.
    Added new option icon in application.
    Changed run.bat file for CD/DVD version.
  • Defect fixing:
    Fixed caption of export to image and export to video dialog.
    Fixed an issue with save default windowing in the setting file.


  • New features:
    Add default windowing option when open an image 
  • Defect fixing:
    Fixed an issue with not enabled apply button after a change in PACS option page.
    Add missing mnemonics in all dialogs.
    Fixed regression with changes in Windowing manager.
    Fixed an issue with reset button in Option dialog.
    Fixed selection in window/level page and DICOM server page.
    Fixed several bug in Windowing engine.


  • New features:
    Added Hide area tool.
    Added annotation properties - thickness, color, opacity and name.
    Added annotation properties dialog.
    Added increase and decrease thickness of annotations.
    Added increase and decrease font size of annotations.
    Rework Measure and annotate main menu and context.
    Added ability to select more annotations. Added rectangle select tool.
    Add Show, Show is selected and Name only options for annotation's information box.
    Rework measure and annotate option page.
    Auto scale overlay font size.
    Added Reset button to the Option page. It will reset all to factory settings.
    Added ability to change overlay font type in the Overlay option page.
    Rename animation page to cine page.
    Make drawing of annotations faster.
    Rework overlays.
    Get FPS from DICOM file.
    Added radio button for default and custom FPS to Video export dialog.
    Added FPS slider to the Cine toolbar.
    Added cine source to the Cine toolbar.
    Merge animation and frame toolbar to Cine toolbar.

  • Defect fixing:
    Fixed a defect with selection.
    Fixed an issue with redrawing of active view when switch the view.
    Fixed a defect with non-stopping animation when switch views.
    Fixed a defect non-stopping animation when change source of animation to image.
    Fixed an issues with doesn't fill tag pane when open an image.
    Fixed a crash with switching views.
    Fixed showing zero for time tag, when it doesn't exist.
    Fixed files with unknown EVR.
    Fixed a crash when try to show print preview on encapsulated DICOM file.


  • New features:
    Added split screen for comparing several DICOM images
    Reworked the Shape toolbar
    Added way to update license information via About dialog and License information dialog.
    Performance improvements
    Added new icons
    Added ability to reset current application settings to factory settings with pressing and hold F7 button while starting the application
    Changed "Open" button on main toolbar
    Extended the CD/DVD version.

  • Defect fixing:
    Forbid to create empty metric and annotation objects


  • New features:
    Add ability to apply Window Width and Window Level to RGB images.
    Add ability to change window width and window level of common image(jpg, png, gif, tiff)
    Performance improvements
  • Defect fixing:
    Fix a issue with opening JPEG2000 multiframe images.


  • New features:
    Search and retrieve images from PACS servers
    Add ability to exclude images from printing in Print preview
    SR files improvements - can be open and if they contain errors.
    Rework about dialog
    Rework options dialog
    Rework calibration dialog
    Rework Image size dialog
    Rework iteration and windowing dialogs
    Rework export dialogs
  • Defect fixing:
    Fix a issue with SR document encoding.
    Fixing a print preview issues. Annotation text doens't display in print preview. Also fix issue with bigger text after printing.
    Fix issue with duplicate annotation to other frame of multiframe DICOM image


  • Defect fixing:
    Fix minor issue in licensing manager


  • New features:
    Rework saving user data in the application folders
  • Defect fixing:
    Fix frame tool issue


  • New features:
    Improve JPEG2000
    Save value for manually calibration in the XML.
    Add an annotation to every frame in a multi frame DICOM image
  • Defect fixing:
    Fix an issue with loading DICOMDIR files
    Fix a crash with applying filters
    Fix an issue with slider in Export to image and video dialogs


  • New features:
    New progress dialog when scan and load DICOM files
    New progress dialog when export
    Add export DICOM file to text file and CSV file.
    Add button to export in DICOM tags dialog.
    Add Copy value to the context menu in DICOM tags dialog
    Add Copy All to the context menu of the DICOM tags dialog
    Rework UNICODE functions for better handling of multi language property in DICOM images
    Ctrl+A now works in the DICOM tags dialog
    Add Copy to Folder
    Add Copy To Folder to context menu
    Help improvement
  • Defect fixing:
    Fix an issue with copy to clipboard
    Fix an issue with adding custom tag
    Disable Export to video when current image is not a DICOM file


  • New features:
    Add support for encapsulated PDF.
    Print all images of current series.
    Improved print preview.
    Update the EULA.
  • Defect fixing:
    Fix a crash with JPEG200 DICOM files


  • New features:
    Export common format images to clipboard.
  • Defect fixing:
    Fix issue with Window level combo.
    Fix every time loading of MPEG DICOM files.
    Fix issue with zoomed images from different series.
    Some dialogs resource fix.
    Improve calibration and better viewing 1:1 of a image.
    Fix issue with common image formats.


  • New features:
    Support JPEG-LS.
    Improve calibration: New status bar message that show type of calibration. Can calibrate with right click of distance measurement.
    Add mnemonics to all dialogs.
  • Defect fixing:
    Fix defects with exporters.
    Preserve position and size of annotations when user make flip and rotation of a image.
    Enable/Disable restore button.


  • New features:
    Fast export to common image formats.
  • Defect fixing:
    Fix hard picking of annotation's handles.


  • New features:
    Rework progress bar and fast scanning.
    Support MPEG transfer syntax.


  • New features:
    Change version of Shell extension and add x32 extension with x64 installation.
    Make DICOM shell extension UNICODE 


  • New features:
    Make CD version configuration.
    Exhange build system.
  • Defect fixing:
    Add exportDicom.xml setting file for export to DICOM images


  • New features:
    Remove donation menu item. Add Online store menu item.
    Rearrange Help menu
    Add license file to app, setups
    Add registration dialog to help menu
  • Defect fixing:
    Fix defect with Jpeg2000 import
    Also some fix for arrow object.


  • New features:
    Make default animation target series.
    Change overlay text font to Consolas.
  • Defect fixing:
    Fix defect with text Tool


  • New features:
    Add DICOM Structured Reporting support.
  • Defect fixing:
    Fix defect with no modal browse folder.
    Fix several defect that was found with static analyzers


  • New features:
    Add Text annotation. Also set cursors for other annotation.
    Add Arrow tool.
  • Defect fixing:
    Fix crash with DICOMDIR files and open DICOMDIR files with images that have full path.
    Make installer to delete whole folder in Program files with files left in it. 


  • New features:
    Update of Help file
    Use new version of OpenJpeg library
    Change and improve manifest files.
    Improvements to graphics engine
  • Defect fixing:
    Remove AcquisitionTime, because making many series,
    Also remove black final frame.
    Proper label of export series 000


  • New features:
    Frame tool scrolls between images in series
    Improve search of DICOM images
    Improve export to DICOM images. Now you can export many DICOM files to DICOM
  • Defect fixing:
    Fix typo errors
    Fix date and time defect
    Fix search DICOM images with Unicode names
    Fix application don't start on Windows server 2008
    Fix crash with opening DICOMDIR files
    Fix slow loading of DICOM tags dialog


  • New features:
    Show/hide patient information in DICOM browser and Patient Tab
    Add 'Open containing folder' in context menu of current image and DICOM browser
    Free hand tool
    Multi touch support - rotate, zoom and pan gesture of DICOM image
    Improve export to video - export to WMV, export annotations and overlay, export to separate video files
    Add folder and add image
    Copy, Delete, Paste annotations
    Improve setup
  • Defect fixing:
    Fix restore orientation
    Fix crash with export to video
    Fix some color DICOM images


  • New features:
    Open zip archives with DICOM image
    Display 0002 group in DICOM tag list
    Display sequence items properly
    Show/hide patient information in overlay
    Export multiframe images to DICOM file
    Faster scan for DICOM images
    Support Restart Manager
  • Defect fixing:
    Fix export DICOM image to EMF
    Remember default open type
    Fix distortion of images when make Rotate 90 degrees of non-square images
    Handle large DICOM files in 32 bit version
    Fix image order in series
    Fix crash with export to video


  • New features:
    JPEG 2000 compression
    Copy to clipboard DICOM tag value
    Drag and Scroll - Improve plane tool
    Save calibration settings
    Starting the viewer with the window maximized in CD/DVD version
    Export images with overlay
    Set accelerators to all commands
    Rearrange menu items
    Improve file association, add open with registry key, add open directory registry key.
    Resource leak fix with drawing.
    Improve export to image - export with overlay, export current view to image, export custom size to image
    Add overlay type to print settings
    Add file prefix to Export to image dialog.
    Implement new Custom Tag Tab in DICOM tag pane
  • Defect fixing:
    Export fails when study/series includes special characters
    Export images fail.
    Export dialog problems
    Export JPEG to DICOM
    Reverse button doesn't loop
    Pixel spacing X and Y order
    Improve CD version settings
    Save show/hide overlay in settings.
    Save Show/Hide annotations in settings
    Fix defect with printing annotations.
    Fix tab order of dialogs.
    Fix defect with updating Angle button.
    Fix Sobel crash and memory leak
    Fix defect with exporting
    Fix some defect in export image dialog.
    Save files with new name if they exist.
    Fix defect with firstly selected image in DICOM browser.
    Change DPI awareness and made all dialog to use proper font. This is for high DPI resolutions.


  • New features:
    All settings in XML files
  • Defect fixing:
    Fix save calibration settings
    Fix CD/DVD version settings


  • New features:
    Open CD/DVD
    DICOM tags pane
    New DICOM tags dialog
    Load overlay tags from XML
    Remove unused items from menu and toolbars
    New look of Standard toolbar
  • Defect fixing:
    Fix Restore orientation
    Fix updates of menu item


  • New features:
    Save print options
    Print overlay and annotation
    Overlay options
    Open folder after picture and video export.
    Add refresh button in DICOM browser
    Save overlay setting
  • Defect fixing:
    Crash with SR on Windows XP
    Fix defect with exporting DICOM images. Images was distorted
    Add missing tooltip



  • New features:
    Measure&Annotate options
    Overlay options
  • Defect fixing:
    Option to change text's color of measurements
    Nagging about default viewer


  • Defect fixing:
    Cd version problem
    Order images in series
    Window/Level must change on all series
    Export dialog must last selected settings
    Save cine options


  • Angle metric
  • UI bugs
  • Few other bugs


  • UI bugs
  • Distance metric
  • Rectangle metric
  • Ellipse metric
  • Calibration


  • Fix Installer problem
  • Options dialog bugs
  • Open/Save dialog fix
  • Animation bugs fixed
  • Added new menu item - Open DICOMDIR files
  • UI bugs


  • New version of DICOM toolkit
  • AVI compression dialog
  • Few bugs


  • Fix problem with DICOM browser pane


  • Build for x64 platform
  • Fix export patient to picture bug


  • Print support
  • Fix some bugs


  • Fix bug with default encoding
  • Fix menu bugs


  • Fix installation
  • Fix mess with exe and dll-s


  • Silent installation


  • Fix bug with opening DICOMDIR
  • Fix bug in DICOM tags dialog


  • New UI engine
  • Some new icons
  • Some bugs are fixed


  • first version of DICOM viewer

Take a look at those pictures to learn more about MicroDicom DICOM viewer functionality.

Application interface

Split screen

DICOM tags dialog
MicroDicom dicom tags dialog

File menu and Export sub-menu
MicroDicom File menu

Filter menu
MicroDicom Filter menu

Full screen mode
MicroDicom Full Screen

MicroDicom view

Most of available commercial software for manipulation of DICOM images is expensive by itself or distributed with expensive medical machinery. Free software packages on the other side are often non-intuitive and with limited functionality. There is common situation for the user when more than one package is needed to achieve feasible results.

The subject of the presented work is the design and implementation of software package aimed to overcome the problem stated above. MicroDicom DICOM viewer is equipped with most common tools for manipulation of DICOM images and it has an intuitive user interface. It also has the advantage of being free for use and accessible to everyone.


  • Open and save medical images in DICOM format
  • Read DICOM files of any manufacturer and modality
  • Supported DICOM images - without compression and RLE, JPEG Lossy, JPEG Lossless, JPEG 2000 Lossy, JPEG2000 Lossless compressions
  • Structured Reports
  • MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 transfer syntaxes
  • Encapsulated PDF
  • Open DICOM directory files
  • Display patient list from DICOMDIR
  • Load via drag&drop or double-click
  • Open images in common graphic formats(jpeg, bmp, png, gif, tiff)
  • Convert DICOM images to JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF, TIFF
  • Convert DICOM images to movie file format(AVI)
  • Copy DICOM image to clipboard
  • Mouse-driven level-window, user-defined window presets
  • Zooming and panning
  • Medical image processing operation
  • Measurements and annotations
  • Brightness/contrast control
  • Image resize, Rotate, Flip, Invert
  • Displaying DICOM attributes of selected image
  • Suited for patient CD/DVD to show DICOM images without installation
  • Run on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
  • Available for x86 and x64 platforms
  • Portable version
  • And much more


Minimum Requirements:

  • Windows XP with Service Pack 2, Windows Vista, Windows 7, 
    Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
    Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012
  • 14 MB free space on hard disk

This program has no CE mark (EU) or FDA approval (USA) nor any other national or international approval as medical device. It is therefore not to be used for clinical purposes and in any way to effect patient management.


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