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GDCM: OpenSource DICOM library


I am working on this OpenSource library: GDCM. It's licensed on a BSD like license:

	Is this a good candidate for the Debian-Med: Medical Imaging ?

More info:
Gdcm is yet another C++ library dedicated to reading/parsing and writing Dicom medical files.
GDCM stands as a short for "Grass roots DiCoM.
What gdcm IS

* gdcm implements the dicom base standard part 5 that concentrates on image file format. Hence gdcm supports the following formats:
          o ACR-NEMA version 1 and 2
o Dicom version 3.0 (including various encodings of jpeg, RLE). Please refer to gdcm conformance summary for more details.
    * gdcm is distributed with Berkeley-like license.
* gdcm targets both GNU/Un*ces and Windows/VC++ (refer to requirements for details). * gdcm comes with a VTK shallow wrapper class vtkGdcmReader (refer to VtkGdcm) to ease the burden of VTK users,
    * gdcm also comes with gdcmPython it's SWIG generated Python wrappers.

What gdcm is NOT
Except for dicom base standard part 5 gdcm does NOT implement any other part of the Dicom base standard (as opposed to other C++ based with open license libraries like DCMTK . or CTN).
In particular gdcm is not aware of:

    * the Dicom network file exchange protocol (Query/Retrieve),
    * the Dicom media storage formats,
    * Print, Verification
    * ANY OTHER PART of Dicom.

What gdcm still misses
Among all the features of the dicom part 5 gdcm doesn't implement (yet?)

    * the integration of (optional) overlays on image.
    * a more complete supports of the various Jpeg encodings

Gdcm also still needs

* an enhanced and simpler API to access the various forms of pixel data (e.g. RGB, GrayLevel, RawData...), * a decent user's guide (currently, only a partial doxygenation is available),
    * the python wrappers to be fixed,
    * a simple wxWidgets Dicom file editor.

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