Thank you to everyone who tried to help me find a freeware viewer. I
finally found a viewer that worked in my very old, updated Windows XP
Pro SP3 machine: MicroDicom DICOM viewer from
That page also had some example DICOM image files. I was able to open
them using XnView, a popular alternative to Irfanview (I have both).
All I saw was the image, none of the data in the files, like patient
information. You said all you wanted was to view the images.