DICOM PS3.7 2019a - Message Exchange

7.5.3 DIMSE Procedures

All DIMSE operations and notifications are confirmed services. The performing DIMSE Service User shall report the response of each operation or notification over the same Association on which the operation or notification was invoked.

Each DIMSE service is accomplished through the use of one or more service primitives. How the peer DIMSE Service Users utilize and react to the service primitives are defined by the service procedures.

7.5.3.1 Sub-Operations

Some DIMSE services are atomic in that the service is performed by one operation or notification. In such a case the DIMSE service primitives are used by peer DIMSE Service Users to invoke and perform the operation or notification.

Other DIMSE services require the use of one or more sub-operations to perform the service. In such cases DIMSE service primitives are used by peer DIMSE Service Users to invoke and perform each sub-operation. How and when the sub-operation service primitives are used is defined by the procedures for the DIMSE service.

DICOM PS3.7 2019a - Message Exchange