DICOM PS3.4 2024b - Service Class Specifications

H Print Management Service Class (Normative)

H.1 Scope

The Print Management Service Class defines an application-level class-of-service that facilitates the printing of images and image related data on a hard copy medium.


The DICOM Print Management Service Class covers the general cases of printing medical images in standardized layouts. An application can obtain more flexible layout, annotation, and formatting either by direct manipulation of the pixel matrices used in DICOM Print Management, or by utilizing page descriptions written in a page description language (such as Postscript or PDF) that are communicated to the printing system using commonly available protocols. These other page descriptions languages are not communicated using DICOM protocols and their use is outside the scope of the DICOM Standard.

DICOM PS3.4 2024b - Service Class Specifications