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The DICOM standard

A breakthrough for digital information exchange in cardiology

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The DICOM Standard for network communication has been approved by ACR and NEMA in October 1993. The ACC has joined the effort in 1992 and drives the extension of DICOM for Media Interchange with a focus on defining a digital recording standard for communication between catheterisation laboratories. This is a necessary foundation towards cinefilm replacement. DICOM networking is being adopted as a European Standard called MEDICOM and the increasing interest of the ESC is likely to result in the adoption of DICOM Media Storage and interchange as an extension of MEDICOM in 1995. This represents a major breakthrough in the communication of medical images in electronic form. DICOM has been designed to offer an integrated approach to the increasing use of high speed computer networks in health care as well as larger and higher throughput storage media. This article focuses on the network communication as well as introduces the extension of DICOM for Media interchange which has been approved early 1995.

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Parisot, C. The DICOM standard. Int J Cardiac Imag 11, 171–177 (1995). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01143137

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