DICOM PS3.1 2019c - Introduction and Overview

Foreword

The DICOM Standards Committee is an independent, international standards development organization comprising biomedical professional societies whose specialties include the use of medical imaging, manufacturers of medical imaging equipment and related information systems, and government agencies, trade associations, and other standards development organizations with an interest in standardization of medical imaging information and related data. Membership is open to all organizations with a material interest in the work of the Committee. The Committee collaborates closely with other standards development organizations in the fields of Healthcare Informatics and Electrical Equipment in Medical Practice. The Secretariat of the Committee is the National Electrical Manufacturers Association and its Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance division.

The principal product of the Committee is this Standard, Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM).

This DICOM Standard was developed according to the procedures of the DICOM Standards Committee.

The DICOM Standard is structured as a multi-part document using the guidelines established in [ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2].

The Standard is published as NEMA Standard PS3, and its Parts are identified by the numbering of the NEMA publication (PS3.1, PS3.2, etc.).

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DICOM PS3.1 2019c - Introduction and Overview