1 Scope and Field of Application

This Part of the DICOM Standard specifies the DICOM Message Service Element (DIMSE). The DIMSE defines an Application Service Element (both the service and protocol) used by peer DICOM Application Entities for the purpose of exchanging medical images and related information.

The DIMSE provides its services by relying on the DIMSE protocol. The DIMSE protocol defines the encoding rules necessary to construct Messages. A Message is composed of a Command Set (defined in this part of the DICOM Standard) followed by a conditional Data Set (defined in PS3.5).

This Part specifies:

This Part is related to other parts of the DICOM Standard in that: