DICOM PS3.7 2023a - Message Exchange

3 Definitions

For the purposes of this Standard the following definitions apply.

3.1 Reference Model Definitions

This Part of the Standard is based on the concepts developed in [ISO 7498-1] and makes use of the following terms defined in it:

ApplicationEntity

See [ISO 7498-1].

Application Process

See [ISO 7498-1].

Protocol

See [ISO 7498-1].

Protocol Data Unit

See [ISO 7498-1].

Service

See [ISO 7498-1].

Transfer Syntax

See [ISO 7498-1].

3.2 Service Conventions Definitions

This Part of the Standard makes use of the following terms defined in [ISO/TR 8509]:

Service Provider

See [ISO/TR 8509].

Service User

See [ISO/TR 8509].

Confirmed Service

See [ISO/TR 8509].

Non-confirmed Service

See [ISO/TR 8509].

Primitive

See [ISO/TR 8509].

Request (Primitive)

See [ISO/TR 8509].

Indication (Primitive)

See [ISO/TR 8509].

Response (Primitive)

See [ISO/TR 8509].

Confirm (Primitive)

See [ISO/TR 8509].

3.3 Presentation Service Definitions

This Part of the Standard makes use of the following terms defined in [ISO 8822]:

Abstract Syntax

See [ISO 8822].

Abstract Syntax Name

See [ISO 8822].

Presentation Context

See [ISO 8822].

Presentation Data Value

See [ISO 8822].

3.4 ACSE Service Definitions

This Part of the Standard makes use of the following terms defined in [ISO 8649]:

Association

See [ISO 8649].

Application Context

See [ISO 8649].

Association Control Service Element (ACSE)

See [ISO 8649].

Association Initiator

See [ISO 8649].

3.5 CMIS Service Definitions

This Part of the Standard makes use of the following terms defined in [ISO/IEC 9595]:

Functional Unit

See [ISO/IEC 9595].

Kernel Functional Unit

See [ISO/IEC 9595].

3.6 DICOM Introduction and Overview Definitions

This Part of the Standard makes use of the following terms defined in PS3.1:

Attribute

See Attribute in PS3.1 .

Command

See Command in PS3.1 .

Command Stream

See Command Stream in PS3.1 .

Data Stream

See Data Stream in PS3.1 .

Message

See Message in PS3.1 .

Service-Object Pair Class (SOP Class)

See Service-Object Pair Class in PS3.1 .

3.7 DICOM Upper Layer Service Definitions

This Part of the Standard makes use of the following terms defined in PS3.8:

DICOM Upper Layer Service

See DICOM Upper Layer Service in PS3.8 .

3.8 DICOM Service Class Definitions

This Part of the Standard makes use of the following terms defined in PS3.4:

Service Class

See Service Class in PS3.4 .

Service Class User (SCU)

See Service Class User in PS3.4 .

Service Class Provider (SCP)

See Service Class Provider in PS3.4 .

Service-Object Pair Instance (SOP Instance)

See Service-Object Pair Instance in PS3.4 .

Related General SOP Class

See Related General SOP Class in PS3.4 .

3.9 DICOM Data Structures and Encoding Definitions

This Part of the Standard makes use of the following terms defined in PS3.5:

Data Element

See Data Element in PS3.5 .

Data Set

See Data Set in PS3.5 .

Unique Identifier (UID)

See Unique Identifier in PS3.8 .

3.10 DICOM Message Exchange Definitions

The following definitions are commonly used in this Part of the Standard:

DICOM Message Service Element (DIMSE)

The particular Application Service Element defined in this Part of the DICOM Standard.

DIMSE-C Services

A subset of the DIMSE services that supports operations on Composite SOP Instances related to composite Information Object Definitions with peer DIMSE Service Users.

DIMSE-N Services

A subset of the DIMSE services that supports operations and notifications on Normalized SOP Instances related to Normalized Information Object Definitions with peer DIMSE Service Users.

DIMSE Service Group (DSG)

A specific set of one or more DIMSE Services that define the operations and/or notifications that can be performed on a data structure.

DIMSE Service Provider

An abstraction of the totality of those entities that provide DIMSE services to peer DIMSE Service Users.

DIMSE Service User

That part of an Application Entity that makes use of the DICOM Message Service Element.

Extended Negotiation

Exchange of application information by peer DICOM AEs at Association establishment, defined by specific Service Class specifications.

Implementation Class UID

The unique identifier of a specific class of implementation.

Invoking DIMSE Service User

The DIMSE Service User that invokes a DIMSE operation or notification.

Performing DIMSE Service User

The DIMSE Service User that performs a DIMSE operation or notification invoked by a peer DIMSE Service User.

DICOM PS3.7 2023a - Message Exchange