PS 3.2 of the DICOM Standard defines principles that implementations claiming conformance to the Standard shall follow:
— Conformance requirements. PS 3.2 specifies the general requirements which must be met by any implementation claiming conformance. It references the conformance sections of other parts of the Standard.
— Conformance Statement. PS 3.2 defines the structure of a Conformance Statement. It specifies the information which must be present in a Conformance Statement. It references the Conformance Statement sections of other parts of the Standard.
PS 3.2 does not specify a testing/validation procedure to assess an implementation's conformance to the Standard.
Figures 6.2-1 and 6.2-2 depict the construction process for a Conformance Statement for both network communication and media exchange. A Conformance Statement consists of the following parts:
— Set of Information Objects which is recognized by this implementation
— Set of Service Classes which this implementation supports
Set of communications protocols or physical media which this implementation supports
Set of security measures which this implementation supports.
Figure 6.2-1CONSTRUCTION PROCESS FOR A NETWORK CONFORMANCE CLAIM
Figure 6.2-2CONSTRUCTION PROCESS FOR A MEDIA CONFORMANCE CLAIM