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OT: How do I copy/download MRI images off of CD-ROM?

blackberrybunnybblackberrybunny Posts: 157
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:48 AM in Water Cooler
Are we allowed to post our MRI images on this forum? Can someone help me figure out how to capture an image off of my CD-ROM? My friend wants to see what my cyst looks like. I'd like to post it here for you guys too--IF we are allowed to do that.

Anyhow, I know how to capture pics off of CD-ROMs, but this is different. I can't figure out how to do it. I can't figure out what software I need to OPEN and VIEW an individual picture. I know how to go to MY COMPUTER and then the CD ROM drive, and copy a cdrom.... but this cdrom must have some strange medical extensions on it that I am not familiar with.

Here's all I've got to go on: When I put the CD into the drive, the autoplay window opens up and asks me if I want to run MIV2cdr.exe or open files or folders, which I do. I select DICOM to access the folder with the pics on it. I can't figure out what kind of extentions it uses, as it does not say.

Am I in any danger of screwing up this cd rom if I mess around with it? I need it for the doctor next week. I'd like to make a copy of the entire thing, but I can't figure out how to do that either. Brain fog. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!


  • There are lots of saavy people on this site who know so much about these things, alas, I am not one of them!(wish I was)

    Anyway, someone will come along to help soon. Hope you are feeling better,

  • Found out "DICOM" stands for: Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine. Makes sense. But I'm still trying to figure out how to open each picture, view it, download it.... Apparently, I need DICOM software or something. I didn't think it would be this confusing...

    UPDATE: I kept poking around on the cd and I think I've figured out a way to capture an image. Problem solved!
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  • Savvy one here...

    One of your questions (as I do this with EACH CD I get) coping them to your computer.

    1. Create a folder where you want the CD to be copied to.
    2. Insert the CD (most Windows versions open it automatically).
    3. Go to the lead directory holding the disk information (one of mine just said "Brenda"), right click - hold the click and go over your folder you created earlier, once over it, release the "click".
    4. Windows will ask you if you want to move or copy to this location. Copy - yes.
    5. A copy of your images and viewing software will move (copy) over to the new folder (directory).

    As to the next question. Each software is different, but when you have an image up, you might have "file" option, and in it "save image" or similar could be there. Another area they hide that option is under "format" - save image as.

    Some software packages allow you to save the image as a *.jpg, others *.pdf. Hope this helps. :)

    Oh, and so far from what I've experienced "my" personal images have not been a problem. Good luck!!

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
  • Thanks for the help, Brenda. I thought I had this figured out yesterday, but under file there is no 'save as' or anything. I'm going to keep working on it. But not today--today I'm going over to mom's to hang out with her for the rest of the weekend... gotta enjoy it while I can! And the weather is pretty today. Have a good Sunday to you and everybody else!
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