6.2 PS 3.2: Conformance

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

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Figure 6.2-1CONSTRUCTION PROCESS FOR A NETWORK CONFORMANCE CLAIM

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Figure 6.2-2CONSTRUCTION PROCESS FOR A MEDIA CONFORMANCE CLAIM