Using Java to Generate Globally Unique Identifiers for DICOM Objects
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- Kamauu, A.W.C., DuVall, S.L. & Avrin, D.E. J Digit Imaging (2009) 22: 11. doi:10.1007/s10278-007-9079-7
Digital imaging and communication in medicine (DICOM) specifies that all DICOM objects have globally unique identifiers (UIDs). Creating these UIDs can be a difficult task due to the variety of techniques in use and the requirement to ensure global uniqueness. We present a simple technique of combining a root organization identifier, assigned descriptive identifiers, and JAVA generated unique identifiers to construct DICOM compliant UIDs.