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  Program: GDCM (Grassroots DICOM). A DICOM library
  Module:  $URL$

  Copyright (c) 2006-2009 Mathieu Malaterre
  All rights reserved.
  See Copyright.txt or http://gdcm.sourceforge.net/Copyright.html for details.

     This software is distributed WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even
     the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
     PURPOSE.  See the above copyright notice for more information.

 * This example will show how one can read in two DICOM files, use the dataset
 * from file1 and use image from file2  to save it in a 3rd file.
 * Eg:
 * MergeTwoFiles gdcmData/012345.002.050.dcm gdcmData/test.acr merge.dcm

#include "gdcmReader.h"
#include "gdcmImageReader.h"
#include "gdcmImageWriter.h"
#include "gdcmWriter.h"
#include "gdcmDataSet.h"
#include "gdcmAttribute.h"

int main(int argc, char *argv[])
  if( argc < 3 )
    return 1;
  const char *file1 = argv[1];
  const char *file2 = argv[2];
  const char *file3 = argv[3];

  // Read file1
  gdcm::ImageReader reader1;
  reader1.SetFileName( file1 );
  if( !reader1.Read() )
    return 1;

  // Read file2
  gdcm::ImageReader reader2;
  reader2.SetFileName( file2 );
  if( !reader2.Read() )
    return 1;

  // Ok now let's take the DataSet from file1 and the Image from file2
  // Warning: if file2 is -for example- a Secondary Capture Storage, then it has no
  // Image Orientation (Patient) thus any Image Orientation (Patient) from file1
  // will be discarded...

  // let's be fancy. In case reader2 contains explicit, but reader1 is implicit
  // we would rather see an implicit output
  if( reader1.GetFile().GetHeader().GetDataSetTransferSyntax() == gdcm::TransferSyntax::ImplicitVRLittleEndian )
    reader2.GetImage().SetTransferSyntax( gdcm::TransferSyntax::ImplicitVRLittleEndian );

  gdcm::ImageWriter writer;
  writer.SetFileName( file3 );
  writer.SetFile( reader1.GetFile() );
  // ImageWriter will always use all of gdcm::Image information an override anything wrong from 
  // reader1.GetFile(), including the Transfer Syntax
  writer.SetImage( reader2.GetImage() );

  gdcm::DataSet &ds = reader1.GetFile().GetDataSet();

  // Make sure that SOPInstanceUID are different
  // Simply removing it is sufficient as gdcm::ImageWriter will generate one by default
  // if not found.
  ds.Remove( gdcm::Tag(0x0008,0x0018) );
  if( !writer.Write() )
    return 1;

  return 0;

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