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Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM)

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Description DICOM is the international standard to transmit, store, retrieve, print, process, and display medical imaging information
Reference code ISB1556
Has the standard been published?
Nationally Mandated true
Status of standard Active
Publication due
Implement from
Comply by
Submit feedback
Standard type Technical standards and specifications
Documentation Help Text
Link to Documentation
Contact details
  • Messaging
  • Tests and diagnostics
Care setting
  • Hospital
  • GP / Primary care
  • Urgent and Emergency Care
Related standards The DICOM standard is incorporated in a variety of imaging related [Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE)]( integration profiles, and in imaging related HL7 [FHIR]( resources. Both [ISO12052:2017]( and [CEN](CEN) 12052 are normative references to the DICOM standard.
Dependencies No known dependencies
Assurance This standard has been approved by the [Data Alliance Partnership Board (DAPB)]( and published as an information standard notice (ISN).
Endorsements Not applicable