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A number that identifies a specific DICOM Data Element and defines the data element name, content and data type.The tag is a long number (4 bytes) comprised of two short numbers (2 bytes each), group [...]
A message exchange standard used for Healthcare IT integration. HL7 is used for transactions like patient registration, service orders and reports. HL7 Messages are typically encoded using pipe | separator between fields. HL7 version 2 [...]
A DICOM Object that carries a Query in a somewhat similar to SQL SELECT clause. The Identifier is comprised of matching attributes that carry the “WHERE” attributes and universal attributes that carry the “SELECT” attributes. [...]
Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise. An international organization that publishes detailed specifications of how standards like DICOM and HL7 should be used to integrate Healthcare IT Systems. Adhering to the IHE integration profiles may reduce ambiguities [...]
Acronym for “Information Object Definition”. The DICOM standard defines objects that are the subject of the standard. For example CT Image or Worklist Item. IOD’s are defined as a set of Data Elements and rules [...]
Acronyms for “Internet Protocol” and “Transmission Control Protocol”. The first protocols in the computer networking model that is the basis for the internet. DICOM, HL7, and almost all other computer networking standards use TCP/IP. [...]
A DICOM Service that is used for managing “tasks” for Imaging Modalities. Common acronyms: MWL (Modality Worklist) DMWL (DICOM Modality Worklist) Modality Worklist Management SOP Class UID: 1.2.840.10008.5.1.4.31
Picture Archive and Communication System. It is commonly accepted that PACS provides its services using the DICOM Network Protocol. PACS is an information technology system that provides services for archiving and restoring medical imaging documents [...]