1 Scope and field of application

This part of the DICOM Standard facilitates the interchange of information between digital imaging computer systems in medical environments. This interchange will enhance diagnostic imaging and potentially other clinical applications. The multi-part DICOM Standard defines the services and data that shall be supplied to achieve this interchange of information.

This Part specifies:

a) A structure for describing the relationship between the Media Storage Model (see PS 3.10) and a specific physical media and media format

b) Specific physical media characteristics and associated media formats