DICOM PS3.4 2024c - Service Class Specifications

B.2 Behavior

This Section discusses the SCU and SCP behavior for SOP Classes of the Storage Service Class. The C-STORE DIMSE-C Service shall be the mechanism used to transfer SOP Instances between peer DICOM AEs as described in PS3.7.

B.2.1 Behavior of an SCU

The SCU invokes a C-STORE DIMSE Service with a SOP Instance that meets the requirements of the corresponding IOD. The SCU shall recognize the status of the C-STORE service and take appropriate action upon the success or failure of the service.


The appropriate action is implementation dependent. It is required that the SCU distinguish between successful and failed C-STORE responses. Appropriate action may differ according to application, but are described in the Conformance Statement of the SCU.

DICOM PS3.4 2024c - Service Class Specifications