pydicom.charset.decode_element

pydicom.charset.decode_element(elem: DataElement, dicom_character_set: Optional[Union[str, List[str]]]) None[source]

Apply the DICOM character encoding to a data element

Parameters
  • elem (dataelem.DataElement) – The DataElement instance containing an encoded byte string value to decode.

  • dicom_character_set (str or list of str or None) – The value of (0008,0005) Specific Character Set, which may be a single value, a multiple value (code extension), or may also be '' or None, in which case 'ISO_IR 6' will be used.