This is an international format that was developed for the purpose of storing images of the body taken with medical imaging equipment. It includes magnetic resonance and computer tomography images, ultrasound images and fluoroscopy, as well as images taken with other medical imaging equipment. DCM also stores patient information in the metadata, which form part of a single file.
PPM is a simple format for storing images portable pixmap: color (PPM), grayscale (PGM) and black and white (PBM). These formats can provide an intermediate representation of the data when converting raster image files listed three types between different platforms. PPM format was developed by Jeff Poskanzerom.