[Insight-users] Can't read Philips dicom data

Mathieu Malaterre mathieu.malaterre at gmail.com
Wed Sep 17 03:39:26 EDT 2008

On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 1:09 AM, C. A. Cois <cacois.itk at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've been working with some Philips dicom data, and having
> some difficulties.  I had been corresponding with the list a few years back
> about similar problems, and thought you guys may be able to help.  The
> basic situation is this:
> I have a data disc with a dicom directory containing IM_###, PS_###,
> and XX_### files, where ### are integers. The pack-in philips reader
> can read and display the series, but ITK readers are unable to.  Below
> is the output from DicomSeriesReadImageWrite2.  In essence, it can
> read the series headers, but associates only one file with each
> series, and therefore fails.  I have verified this situation by
> removing files from the directory while using the pack-in philips
> reader to read all available series.  I can read a given 3D data set
> with only two files, one IM_### file and one PS_### file. However, ITK
> readers can not work with just these two files. I've heard rumblings
> about a new philips one file dicom format..could this be it?  Anyone
> have any ideas?
> -------------
> The directory:
> C:\Consulting
> Contains the following DICOM Series:
> Now reading series:
> Data
> itk::ExceptionObject (00F7FC1C)
> Location: "void __thiscall itk::ImageSeriesReader<class
> itk::Image<short,3> >::GenerateOutputInformation(void)"
> File: c:\source\insighttoolkit-3.2.0\code\io\itkImageSeriesReader.txx
> Line: 196
> Description: itk::ERROR: ImageSeriesReader(01411930): At least two
> filenames are required.

I would need to see the code. But if what I said in my previous email
to Todd is correct:


It simply means that the GDCMSeriesFilenames does not work for 4D
data. Please send the code snipet you used.


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