FOREWORD

This DICOM Standard was developed according to the procedures of the DICOM Standards Committee.

This part of the DICOM standard was developed jointly with ISO TC 215 and is published by both organizations.

The text is identical to that published by ISO as ISO DIS 17432, though reformatted according to DICOM conventions.

The DICOM Standard is structured as a multi-part document using the guidelines established in the following document:

-ISO/IEC Directives, 1989 Part 3: Drafting and Presentation of International Standards.

Part PS 3.1 should be used as the base reference for the current parts of this Standard.