Example Datasets (pydicom.examples)ΒΆ

The examples module contains the following DICOM datasets:

Module Attribute

File

SOP Class

ct

CT_small.dcm

CT Image

mr

MR_small.dcm

MR Image

rt_plan

rtplan.dcm

RT Plan

rt_dose

rtdose.dcm

RT Dose

rt_ss

rtstruct.dcm

RT Structure Set

overlay

MR-SIEMENS-DICOM-WithOverlays.dcm

MR Image

waveform

waveform_ecg.dcm

12 Lead ECG

rgb_color

US1_UNCR.dcm

US Image

palette_color

OBXXXX1A.dcm

US Image

jpeg2k

US1_J2KR.dcm

US Image

dicomdir

DICOMDIR

Media Storage

UsageΒΆ

The module attributes are all normal FileDataset instances:

>>> from pydicom import examples
>>> type(examples.ct)
<class 'pydicom.dataset.FileDataset'>
>>> examples.ct.PatientName
'CompressedSamples^CT1'

Each time the module attribute is accessed a new FileDataset instance of the dataset will be returned:

>>> examples.ct is examples.ct
False
>>> examples.ct == examples.ct
True

Because of this, best practice is to assign the returned dataset to a local variable:

>>> ds = examples.ct