DICOM PS3.1 2019c - Introduction and Overview

5 The DICOM Communication Model

The DICOM Standard facilitates interoperability of devices claiming conformance. In particular, it:

Figure 5-1 presents the general communication model of the Standard, which spans both network (on-line) and media storage interchange (off-line) communication. Applications may utilize any of the following transport mechanisms:

General Communication Model

Figure 5-1. General Communication Model


DICOM PS3.1 2019c - Introduction and Overview