Comparative Study of DICOM Files Handling Software’s: Study Based on the Anatomage Table

  • Zineb FarahatEmail author
  • Mouad Hasni
  • Kawtar Megdiche
  • Nissrine Souissi
  • Nabil Ngote
Conference paper
Part of the Learning and Analytics in Intelligent Systems book series (LAIS, volume 7)


The DICOM format is complex due to the number of information that these files must contain. Therefore, different software were developed in order to ensure the proper handling of DICOM files. In this paper, we first understood the structure of a DICOM file by using a proprietary raster graphics editor named Photoshop. Then we studied the existing software, which can handle the DICOM files. This study is based on the Anatomage table of virtual dissection used in the Cheikh Zaid Foundation Medical Center that we also tried to extend by the missing features. To add annotations to this table; we first used a VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) code and then we added these annotations directly to a copy of the CSV (Comma-separated values) file of the annotations, which is taken from the Anatomage table. The doctors can prepare their courses as well as some quizzes for their students by adding their own annotations to the 3D pathologic reconstructions done in the Anatomage table.


DICOM Annotation Benchmarking Virtual dissection table Anatomage table VBA 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zineb Farahat
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mouad Hasni
    • 1
  • Kawtar Megdiche
    • 2
  • Nissrine Souissi
    • 3
  • Nabil Ngote
    • 1
  1. 1.Abulcasis International University of Health SciencesRabatMorocco
  2. 2.Medical Simulation Center of the Cheikh Zaid FoundationRabatMorocco
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceMINES-RABAT SchoolRabatMorocco

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