7.5 Conformance of DICOM Media

DICOM does not define conformance of a piece of medium in a generic sense. DICOM conformance of a piece of medium can only be evaluated within the scope of one or more media storage Application Profiles that define specific contexts for interoperability.


One may accept the statement "this is a DICOM CD-R" when pointing to a storage medium. However, one should not state "this CD-R is DICOM conformant", but rather "this CD-R conforms to the Basic Cardiac X-ray Angiographic DICOM Application Profile".