6.11 PS3.11: Media Storage Application Profiles

PS3.11 of the DICOM Standard specifies application specific subsets of the DICOM Standard to which an implementation may claim conformance. These application specific subsets will be referred to as Application Profiles in this section. Such a conformance statement applies to the interoperable interchange of medical images and related information on storage media for specific clinical uses. It follows the framework, defined in PS3.10, for the interchange of various types of information on storage media.

An Application Profile annex is organized into the following major parts:

The structure of DICOM and the design of the Application Profile mechanism is such that extension to additional Information Object Classes and the new exchange media is straightforward.


Figure 6.11-1 shows how individual aspects of an Application profile map to the various parts of the DICOM Standard.

Relationship Between an Application Profile and Parts of DICOM

Figure 6.11-1. Relationship Between an Application Profile and Parts of DICOM