pydicom documentation

Getting started

Information to install, test, and contribute to the package.

User Guide

The main documentation. This contains an in-depth description of all core elements of pydicom and how to apply them.

Developer Guide

The documentation dedicated to developers. It contains information for release.

Reading and writing DICOM files

The API documentation of the most commonly used functions for reading and writing DICOM files.

API Reference

The API documentation of all functions and classes, as given in the docstring. The API documents expected types and allowed features for all functions, and all parameters available for the core elements.


A set of examples illustrating the use of the different core elements. It complements the User Guide.

What’s new

Log of the pydicom history.