Converting DICOM X-ray Images to Something Useful

For reasons that aren’t relevant here, we have a CD bearing X-rays of Mary’s shoulder. Of course, they’re in DICOM image format and come with a relentlessly Window-centric viewer that won’t run in Wine and can’t export the files in a more useful format.

Imagemagick to the rescue:

convert /media/floppy/DICOM/997313/00100000 "Mary Shoulder 2.jpg"

Mary Shoulder 2 - detail
Mary Shoulder 2 – detail

They tell us she has great bones and everything worked out fine…