How To Install medcon on Kali Linux

In this tutorial we learn how to install medcon on Kali Linux. medcon is Medical Image (DICOM, ECAT, …) conversion tool

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install medcon on Kali Linux.

What is medcon

This project stands for Medical Image Conversion. Released under the (L)GPL, it comes with the full C-source code of the library, a flexible command line utility and a neat graphical front-end using the GTK+ toolkit. The currently supported formats are: Acr/Nema 2.0, Analyze (SPM), DICOM 3.0, InterFile 3.3 and PNG.

The program also allows one to read unsupported files without compression, to print pixel values or to extract/reorder specified images. It is possible to retrieve the raw binary/ascii image arrays or to write PNG for desktop applications.

This is the command line tool for batch processing.

There are three ways to install medcon on Kali Linux . We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install medcon Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install medcon using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install medcon

Install medcon Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install medcon using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install medcon

Install medcon Using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Kali Linux. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install medcon using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install medcon

How To Uninstall medcon on Kali Linux

To uninstall only the medcon package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove medcon

Uninstall medcon And Its Dependencies

To uninstall medcon and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Kali Linux, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove medcon

Remove medcon Configurations and Data

To remove medcon configuration and data from Kali Linux we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge medcon

Remove medcon configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove medcon configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge medcon

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install medcon using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.