The following symbols and abbreviations are used in this Part.

ACR American College of Radiology

ACSE Association Control Service Element

AE Application Entity

ANSI American National Standards Institute

AP Application Profile

API Application Programming Interface

ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange

CEN TC251Comite Europeen de Normalisation-Technical Committee 251-Medical Informatics

DICOM Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine

DIMSE DICOM Message Service Element

DIMSE-C DICOM Message Service Element-Composite

DIMSE-N DICOM Message Service Element-Normalized

FSC File-set Creator

FSR File-set Reader

FSU File-set Updater

HISPP Healthcare Informatics Standards Planning Panel

HL7 Health Level 7

IE Information Entity

IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

IOD Information Object Definition

ISO International Standards Organization

ISP International Standardized Profile

JIRA Japan Industries Association of Radiological Systems

MSDS Healthcare Message Standard Developers Sub-Committee

NEMA National Electrical Manufacturers Association

OSI Open Systems Interconnection

PDU Protocol Data Unit

RWA Real-World Activity

SCP Service Class Provider

SCU Service Class User

SOP Service-Object Pair

TCP/IP Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol

UID Unique Identifier

UML Unified Modeling Language