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       gdcmgendir - .TH "gdcmgendir" 1 "Sun Aug 8 2010" "Version 2.0.15"


       gdcmgendir - .SH "SYNOPSIS"

       gdcmgendir [options] file-in file-out



       file-in   DICOM input filename

       file-out  DICOM output filename


         -i --input     DICOM filename or directory
         -o --output    DICOM filename or directory
         -r --recursive          recursive.
            --descriptor          descriptor.
            --root-uid               Root UID.
            --resources-path         Resources path.

   general options
         -h   --help
                print this help text and exit

         -v   --version
                print version information and exit

         -V   --verbose
                verbose mode (warning+error).

         -W   --warning
                warning mode, print warning information

         -E   --error
                error mode, print error information

         -D   --debug
                debug mode, print debug information

   environment variable
         GDCM_ROOT_UID Root UID
         GDCM_RESOURCES_PATH path pointing to resources files (Part3.xml, ...)

Typical usage


       One may have to run some preliminary steps in order to get gdcmgendir
       to generate the DICOMDIR file. Namely two steps:

       o Batch renaming of the DICOM filename into something compatible with
         ISO 9660 filename convention
       o Convert all DICOM file into the Explicit VR Little Endian
         Uncompressed (1.2.840.10008.1.2.1)
       Step 1. can be solved in a numerous way. Eg. on UNIX environment this
       could either be solved using the mkisofs command line tool. filename
       should not contains any extension since the VR CS does not allow for
       the '.' character. Only upper case, digit 0-9, the space ' ' and the
       underscore '_' character are valid in VR CS, with a maximum of 8 bytes.
       Another simple tool that can be handy is 'rename' in conjunction with
       Step 2. can simply be achieved using the gdcmconv command line tool:

         $ for i in `ls IMG*`; do gdcmconv --raw --force $i /tmp/out/$i; done


       gdcmconv(1), gdcmanon(1), rename(1)


       Copyright (c) 2006-2010 Mathieu Malaterre