Open Source C++ DICOM Library

C++ (Windows, Linux), Java wrappers (Android), ObjectiveC/Swift wrappers (iOS, OS-X), Python wrappers

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DICOM network messages

Use Imebra to implement PACS, Modalities and other Applications that communicate via DICOM messages (DIMSE) over network associations (ACSE).

Imebra can act as SCU, SCP or both and recognizes all the composite and normalized DIMSE commands.

DICOM files

Imebra SDK reads and writes DICOM and Jpeg files and supplies both high-level and raw access to the data.

Lazy loading of large datasets allow processing DICOM files with a large number of images.

Open source and commercial

Imebra is licensed under GPLv2.

Commercial royalty-free licenses and support are available.

Easy to use

Imebra depends only on standard libraries installed by default on the target Operating System.

Extensive documentation with examples is available.

Supports compressed (lossy/lossless) and raw images

Decompress the embedded images or convert them to other color formats or bit depth. Supports raw, rle, jpeg baseline and jpeg lossless.

DICOMDIR support

Read and write DICOMDIR files.

Unicode support

Imebra SDK automatically translates Unicode strings to/from multiple DICOM charsets.


Written in C++, Java bindings, Python bindings, ObjectiveC/Swift bindings. Works on Windows, iOS, OS-X, Android.

The documentation contains a list of requirements that Imebra fulfills.