File Extension DIC

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Have you encountered a problem with a DIC file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a DIC file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your DIC file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.


DIC files are image files in the so-called DICOM format. The DICOM format (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) is an open standard for the exchange of information in medicine. DICOM images are lossy or lossless stored in TIFF or JEPG format and embedded in the DIC file.
The files may include, in addition to images from, for example, MRI, ultrasound, X-ray and CT devices, also segmentations, patient data, findings and image registrations. Also 3D data is possible. At the same time, the DICOM standard also represents the protocol standard that is implemented in almost every medical device for imaging and image processing procedures.
In addition, DICOM forms the basis for the PACS digital image archiving system in hospitals and clinics (Picture Archiving and Communication System). Other, often used extensions for dicom files are dcm and dicom. Partially the ending is omitted altogether. If a DICOM compatible program does not detect DIC files, you can try to change the file extension to dcm or dicom.

Programs which can open a DIC file

How to open a DIC file? Advice and guidance

Absolutely most often appearing reason that prevents you from opening the DIC file is the lack of a proper application to support it in your operating system. It is notably the first thing you need to address. When one of the programs to support a DIC file from the list is already installed, you can try to rerun the file. The system should display a message asking you to choose a primary application to support DIC files. At this point we are looking for disk space where the application was installed in and we can link it with a DIC file. Since then, our operating system will use the selected program to support all DIC files.

Other issues

Despite the described problem with DIC there may be many more problems. If the existing operations were not effective, get involved with the following matters:

- verify that the DIC file is not damaged and that it has been downloaded or copied in whole
- verify that the file has a file extension that has not been intentionally changed (for example, if it do not contain other information than its extension suggests)
- make sure again whether the DIC file type is linked in the operating system with a proper program
- make sure that the file is not infected with a virus and you have up to date software and drivers.

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