DICOM PS3.8 2019b - Network Communication Support for Message Exchange

B.2 Transfer Syntax Definition

A Transfer Syntax is a set of encoding rules able to unambiguously represent the data elements defined by one or more Abstract Syntaxes. In particular, negotiation of Transfer Syntaxes allows the communicating Application Entities to agree on the encoding techniques they are able to support (e.g., byte ordering, compression, etc.).

DICOM PS3.8 2019b - Network Communication Support for Message Exchange