G.4 NETWORKING

G.4.1 Implementation Model

G.4.1.1 Application Data Flow

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Figure G.4.1-1Implementation Model

The application provides both a user interface, internal database and network listener that spawns additional threads as necessary to handle incoming connections.

Conceptually the network services may be modeled as the following separate AE’s, though in fact all the AE’s share a single (configurable) AE Title:

— STORAGE-SCP, which receives incoming Image, Presentation State, and Hanging Protocol Instances

— STORAGE-SCU, which sends outbound Image, Presentation State, and Hanging Protocol Instances

— FIND-SCU, which queries remote AE’s for Hanging Protocol Instances

— MOVE-SCU, which retrieves Hanging Protocol Instances

G.4.1.2 Functional Definitions of AE’s

G.4.1.2.1 STORAGE-SCP

STORAGE-SCP waits in the background for connections, will accept associations with Presentation Contexts for SOP Classes of the Storage Service Class and Hanging Protocol Storage Service Class, and will store the received instances to the local database where they may subsequently be listed and viewed through the user interface.

G.4.1.2.2 STORAGE-SCU

STORAGE-SCU is activated through the user interface when a user selects instances from the local database, or the currently displayed instance, and requests that they be sent to a remote AE (selected from a pre-configured list).

G.4.1.2.3 FIND-SCU

FIND-SCU is activated in the background when images for a study are received, to query for matching Hanging Protocols if an appropriate Hanging Protocol Instance is not available in the local database.

G.4.1.2.4 MOVE-SCU

MOVE-SCU is activated in the background, to retrieve Hanging Protocol Instances identified in the query results returned to the FIND-SCU. A connection to the remote AE is established to initiate and monitor the retrieval, and the STORAGE-SCP AE receives the retrieved instances.

G.4.1.3 Sequencing of Real-World Activities

All SCP activities are performed asynchronously in the background and not dependent on any sequencing.

Storage SCU activities are sequentially initiated in the user interface, and another activity may not be initiated until the prior activity has completed. Find and Move SCU activities are performed asynchronously in the background, where Move activities are triggered by the results of Find activites.

G.4.2 AE Specifications

G.4.2.1 STORAGE-SCP

G.4.2.1.1 SOP Classes

STORAGE-SCP provide Standard Conformance to the following SOP Class(es):

Table G.4.2-1SOP Classes Supported by STORAGE-SCP

SOP Class Name SOP Class UID SCU SCP
Ultrasound Image Storage 1.2.840.10008.5.1.4.1.1.6.1 No Yes
Ultrasound Multi-frame Image Storage 1.2.840.10008.5.1.4.1.1.3.1 No Yes
MR Image Storage 1.2.840.10008.5.1.4.1.1.4 No Yes
Digital Mammography X-Ray Image Storage – For Presentation 1.2.840.10008.5.1.4.1.1.1.2 No Yes
Grayscale Softcopy Presentation State Storage 1.2.840.10008.5.1.4.1.1.11.1 No Yes
Hanging Protocol Storage 1.2.840.10008.5.1.4.38.1 No Yes

G.4.2.1.2 Association Policies

G.4.2.1.2.1 General

STORAGE-SCP accepts but never initiates associations.

Table G.4.2-2Maximum PDU Size Received as a SCP for STORAGE-SCP

Maximum PDU size received Unlimited

G.4.2.1.2.2 Number of Associations

Table G.4.2-3Number of Associations as a SCP for STORAGE-SCP

Maximum number of simultaneous associations Unlimited

G.4.2.1.2.3 Asynchronous Nature

STORAGE-SCP will only allow a single outstanding operation on an Association. Therefore, STORAGE-SCP will not perform asynchronous operations window negotiation.

G.4.2.1.2.4 Implementation Identifying Information

Table G.4.2-4DICOM Implementation Class and Version for STORAGE-SCP

Implementation Class UID 1.2.840.999999.3.6
Implementation Version Name Viewer1.0

G.4.2.1.3 Association Initiation Policy

STORAGE-SCP does not initiate associations.

G.4.2.1.4 Association Acceptance Policy

When STORAGE-SCP accepts an association, it will respond to storage requests. If the Called AE Title does not match the pre-configured AE Title shared by all the SCPs of the application, the association will be rejected.

G.4.2.1.4.1 Activity – Receive Storage Request

G.4.2.1.4.1.1 Description and Sequencing of Activities

As instances are received they are copied to the local file system and a record inserted into the local database. If the received instance is a duplicate of a previously received instance, the old file and database record will be overwritten with the new one.

G.4.2.1.4.1.2 Accepted Presentation Contexts

Table G.4.2-5Accepted Presentation Contexts forSTORAGE-SCP and Receive Storage Request

Presentation Context Table
Abstract Syntax Transfer Syntax Role Extended Negotiation
Name UID Name UID
See Table G.4.2-1 See Table G.4.2-1 Implicit VR Little Endian 1.2.840.10008.1.2 SCP None
Explicit VR Little Endian 1.2.840.10008.1.2.1 SCP None

G.4.2.1.4.1.2.1 Extended Negotiation

No extended negotiation is performed, though STORAGE-SCP:

— is a Level 2 Storage SCP (Full – does not discard any data elements)

— does not support digital signatures

— does not coerce any received data elements

G.4.2.1.4.1.3 SOP Specific Conformance

G.4.2.1.4.1.3.1 SOP Specific Conformance to Storage Service Class

STORAGE-SCP provides standard conformance to the Storage Service Class.

When displaying an image in the viewing application, if a Hanging Protocol Instance is not being applied or the instance being applied does not contain presentation intent attributes, the newest Grayscale Softcopy Presentation State containing references to the image will be automatically applied, and the GSPS Presentation Label and Presentation Description will be displayed. The user has the option to select any other Presentation States that also reference the image. If no Presentation State references the image then no Presentation State will be applied by default. If a Hanging Protocol Instance is being applied, the presentation intent attributes, if present, are used to select the closest matching GSPS instance to apply. If there is no GSPS instance, then the Hanging Protocol Instance presentation intent attributes are applied, if present.

All of the Image Storage SOP Classes listed in Table G.4.2-1 are supported as references from instances of the Grayscale Softcopy Presentation State Storage SOP Class.

G.4.2.1.4.1.3.2 SOP Specific Conformance to Hanging Protocol Storage Service Class

STORAGE-SCP provides standard conformance to the Hanging Protocol Storage Service Class.

If Partial Data Display Handling (0072,0208) is zero length, then MAINTAIN_LAYOUT behavior is applied. If the value is ADAPT_LAYOUT, then Image Boxes are proportionally resized to occupy all available display space.

If the display environment of a Hanging Protocol Instance differs from the display environment of the ImageViewer, then the layout is maintained.

The Hanging Protocol SOP instances are stored to a local database until explicitly deleted. When a study is selected for display, the application automatically applies a Hanging Protocol Instance to the study.

G.4.2.1.4.1.3.3 Presentation Context Acceptance Criterion

STORAGE-SCP will always accept any Presentation Context for the supported SOP Classes with the supported Transfer Syntaxes. More than one proposed Presentation Context will be accepted for the same Abstract Syntax if the Transfer Syntax is supported, whether or not it is the same as another Presentation Context.

G.4.2.1.4.1.3.4 Transfer Syntax Selection Policies

STORAGE-SCP prefers explicit Transfer Syntaxes. If offered a choice of Transfer Syntaxes in a Presentation Context, it will apply the following priority to the choice of Transfer Syntax:

  1. first encountered explicit Transfer Syntax,

  2. default Transfer Syntax.

STORAGE-SCP will accept duplicate Presentation Contexts, that is, if it is offered multiple Presentation Contexts, each of which offers acceptable Transfer Syntaxes, it will accept all Presentation Contexts, applying the same priority for selecting a Transfer Syntax for each.

G.4.2.1.4.1.3.4 Response Status

STORAGE-SCP will behave as described in the Table below when generating the C-STORE response command message.

Table G.4.2-6Response Status for STORAGE-SCP and Receive Storage Request

Service Status Further Meaning Status Codes Reason
Failure Refused: Out of Resources A700 Never sent
Error: Data Set does not match SOP Class A900 Never sent – data set is not checked prior to storage
Error: Cannot understand C000 Never sent
Warning Coercion of Data Elements B000 Never sent - no coercion is ever performed
Data Set does not match SOP Class B007 Never sent - data set is not checked prior to storage
Elements Discarded B006 Never sent – all elements are always stored
Success 0000

G.4.2.2 STORAGE-SCU

G.4.2.2.1 SOP Classes

STORAGE-SCU provides Standard Conformance to the following SOP Class(es):

Table G.4.2-7SOP Classes Supported by STORAGE-SCU

SOP Class Name SOP Class UID SCU SCP
Ultrasound Image Storage 1.2.840.10008.5.1.4.1.1.6.1 Yes No
Ultrasound Multi-frame Image Storage 1.2.840.10008.5.1.4.1.1.3.1 Yes No
MR Image Storage 1.2.840.10008.5.1.4.1.1.4 Yes No
Digital Mammography X-Ray Image Storage – For Presentation 1.2.840.10008.5.1.4.1.1.1.2 Yes No
Grayscale Softcopy Presentation State Storage 1.2.840.10008.5.1.4.1.1.11.1 Yes No
Hanging Protocol Storage 1.2.840.10008.5.1.4.38.1 Yes No

G.4.2.2.2 Association Policies

G.4.2.2.2.1 General

STORAGE-SCU initiates but never accepts associations.

Table G.4.2-8Maximum PDU Size Received as a SCP for STORAGE-SCU

Maximum PDU size received Unlimited

G.4.2.2.2.2 Number of Associations

Table G.4.2-9Number of Associations as a SCP for STORAGE-SCU

Maximum number of simultaneous associations 1

G.4.2.2.2.3 Asynchronous Nature

STORAGE-SCU will only allow a single outstanding operation on an Association. Therefore, STORAGE-SCU will not perform asynchronous operations window negotiation.

G.4.2.2.2.4 Implementation Identifying Information

Table G.4.2-10DICOM Implementation Class and Version for STORAGE-SCU

Implementation Class UID 1.2.840.999999.3.6
Implementation Version Name Viewer1.0

G.4.2.2.3 Association Initiation Policy

STORAGE-SCU attempts to initiate a new association for each instance it attempts to transfer.

G.4.2.2.3.1 Activity – Send Storage Request

G.4.2.2.3.1.1 Description and Sequencing of Activities

For each Image, Presentation State, or Hanging Protocol Instance selected from the user interface to be transferred, a single attempt will be made to transmit it to the selected remote AE. If the send fails, for whatever reason, no retry will be performed, and an attempt will be made to send the next instance.

G.4.2.2.3.1.2 Proposed Presentation Contexts

Table G.4.2-11Proposed Presentation Contexts for STORAGE-SCU and Receive Storage Request

Presentation Context Table
Abstract Syntax Transfer Syntax Role Extended Negotiation
Name UID Name UID
See Table G.4.2-7 See Table G.4.2-7 Implicit VR Little Endian 1.2.840.10008.1.2 SCU None
Explicit VR Little Endian 1.2.840.10008.1.2.1 SCU None

STORAGE-SCU will propose Presentation Contexts only for the SOP Class of the instance that is to be transferred.

For that SOP Class, STORAGE-SCU will propose multiple Presentation Contexts, one for each of the supported Transfer Syntaxes, and an additional Presentation Context with all of the supported Transfer Syntaxes, in order to determine which Transfer Syntaxes the remote SCP supports, and which it prefers.

G.4.2.2.3.1.2.1 Extended Negotiation

No extended negotiation is performed.

G.4.2.2.3.1.3 SOP Specific Conformance

G.4.2.2.3.1.3.1 SOP Specific Conformance to Storage Service Class

STORAGE-SCU provides standard conformance to the Storage Service Class.

G.4.2.2.3.1.3.2 SOP Specific Conformance to Hanging Protocol Storage Service Class

STORAGE-SCU provides standard conformance to the Hanging Protocol Storage Service Class.

In Hanging Protocol Instances created on the Viewer, no Private Attributes are used as the value of Selector Attribute (0072,0026) in any of the Sequence Attributes to which it applies.

G.4.2.2.3.1.3.3 Presentation Context Acceptance Criterion

STORAGE-SCU does not accept associations.

G.4.2.2.3.1.3.4 Transfer Syntax Selection Policies

STORAGE-SCU prefers explicit Transfer Syntaxes. If offered a choice of Transfer Syntaxes in the accepted Presentation Contexts, it will apply the following priority to the choice of Presentation Context to use for the C-STORE operation:

  1. first encountered explicit Transfer Syntax,

  2. default Transfer Syntax.

G.4.2.2.3.1.3.4 Response Status

STORAGE-SCU will behave as described in the Table below in response to the status returned in the C-STORE response command message.

Table G.4.2-12Response Behavior for STORAGE-SCU and Send Storage Request

Service Status Further Meaning Status Codes Behavior
Failure Refused: Out of Resources A7xx The user is notified and the failure is logged
Error: Data Set does not match SOP Class A9xx The user is notified and the failure is logged
Error: Cannot understand Cxxx The user is notified and the failure is logged
Warning Coercion of Data Elements B000 Ignored
Data Set does not match SOP Class B007 Ignored
Elements Discarded B006 Ignored
Success 0000 Ignored

G.4.2.2.4 Association Acceptance Policy

STORAGE-SCU does not accept associations.

G.4.2.3 FIND-SCU

G.4.2.3.1 SOP Classes

FIND-SCU provide Standard Conformance to the following SOP Class(es):

Table G.4.2-13SOP Classes Supported by FIND-SCU

SOP Class Name SOP Class UID SCU SCP
Hanging Protocol Information Model – FIND 1.2.840.10008.5.1.4.38.2 Yes No

G.4.2.3.2 Association Policies

G.4.2.3.2.1 General

FIND-SCU initiates but never accepts associations.

Table G.4.2-14Maximum PDU Size Received as a SCP for FIND-SCU

Maximum PDU size received Unlimited

G.4.2.3.2.2 Number of Associations

Table G.4.2-15Number of Associations as a SCP for FIND-SCU

Maximum number of simultaneous associations 1

G.4.2.3.2.3 Asynchronous Nature

FIND-SCU will only allow a single outstanding operation on an Association. Therefore, FIND-SCU will not perform asynchronous operations window negotiation.

G.4.2.3.2.4 Implementation Identifying Information

Table G.4.2-16DICOM Implementation Class and Version for FIND-SCU

Implementation Class UID 1.2.840.999999.3.6
Implementation Version Name Viewer1.0

G.4.2.3.3 Association Initiation Policy

FIND-SCU attempts to initiate a new association when a study is received for which an appropriate Hanging Protocol Instance is not already stored in the local database.

G.4.2.3.3.1 Activity – Query Remote AE

G.4.2.3.3.1.1 Description and Sequencing of Activities

A single attempt will be made to query the remote AE. If the query fails, for whatever reason, no retry will be performed.

G.4.2.3.3.1.2 Proposed Presentation Contexts

Table G.4.2-17Proposed Presentation Contexts for FIND-SCU and Query Remote AE

Presentation Context Table
Abstract Syntax Transfer Syntax Role Extended Negotiation
Name UID Name UID
See Table G.4.2-13 See Table G.4.2-13 Implicit VR Little Endian 1.2.840.10008.1.2 SCU None
Explicit VR Little Endian 1.2.840.10008.1.2.1 SCU None

FIND-SCU will propose multiple Presentation Contexts, one for each of the supported Transfer Syntaxes, and an additional Presentation Context with all of the supported Transfer Syntaxes, in order to determine which Transfer Syntaxes the remote SCP supports, and which it prefers.

G.4.2.3.3.1.2.1 Extended Negotiation

No extended negotiation is performed.

G.4.2.3.3.1.3 SOP Specific Conformance

G.4.2.3.3.1.3.1 SOP Specific Conformance to C-FIND SOP Classes

FIND-SCU provides standard conformance to the supported C-FIND SOP Class.

The following applies to Hanging Protocol Information Model C-FIND.

If present in the response, Specific Character Set will be used to identify character sets other than the default character set for matching between Hanging Protocol and Image Instances.

Name Tag Types of Matching
SOP Class UID (0008,0016) zero length
SOP Instance UID (0008,0018) zero length
Hanging Protocol Name (0072,0002) S, *, U
Hanging Protocol Description (0072,0004) zero length
Hanging Protocol Level (0072,0006) S, U
Hanging Protocol Creator (0072,0008) zero length
Hanging Protocol Creation Datetime (0072,000A) zero length
Hanging Protocol Definition Sequence (0072,000C) SQ, U
>Modality (0008,0060) From list (US, MR, MG) or zero length
>Anatomic Region Sequence (0008,2218) From CID 4, PS 3.16 or zero length
>> Code Value (0008,0100) S, U
>> Coding Scheme Designator (0008,0102) S, U
>>Coding Scheme Version (0008,0103) zero length
>>Code Meaning (0008,0104) zero length
>Laterality (0020,0060) From list (R, L, U, B) or zero length
> Procedure Code Sequence (0008,1032) zero length
>Reason for Requested Procedure Code Sequence (0040,100A) zero length
Number of Priors Referenced (0072,0014) zero length
Hanging Protocol User Identification Code Sequence (0072,000E) From list of local coded terms or zero length
>Code Value (0008,0100) S, U
>Coding Scheme Designator (0008,0102) S, U
>Coding Scheme Version (0008,0103) zero length
>Code Meaning (0008,0104) zero length
Hanging Protocol User Group Name (0072,0010) zero length
Number of Screens (0072,0100) zero length
Nominal Screen Definition Sequence (0072,0102) zero length

G.4.2.3.3.1.3.2 Presentation Context Acceptance Criterion

FIND-SCU does not accept associations.

G.4.2.3.3.1.3.3 Transfer Syntax Selection Policies

FIND-SCU prefers explicit Transfer Syntaxes. If offered a choice of Transfer Syntaxes in the accepted Presentation Contexts, it will apply the following priority to the choice of Presentation Context to use for the C-FIND operation:

  1. first encountered explicit Transfer Syntax,

  2. default Transfer Syntax.

G.4.2.3.3.1.3.4 Response Status

FIND-SCU will behave as described in Table G.4.2-19 in response to the status returned in the C-FIND response command message(s).

Table G.4.2-19Response Status for FIND-SCU and Query Remote AE Request

Service Status Further Meaning Status Codes Behavior
Refused Out of Resources A700 Current query is terminated; remaining queries continue
Error Identifier does not match SOP Class A900 Current query is terminated; remaining queries continue
Unable to process Cxxx Current query is terminated; remaining queries continue
Cancel Matching terminated due to Cancel request FE00 Ignored (should never occur, since cancels never issued)
Success Matching is complete - No final Identifier is supplied 0000 Current query is terminated. If one or more Pending responses were received, logic is applied to trigger Retrieve of best suited Hanging Protocol Instances; remaining queries continue
Pending Matches are continuing - Current Match is supplied and any Optional Keys were supported in the same manner as Required Keys FF00 Identifier stored temporarily for use in setting up Retrieve.
Matches are continuing - Warning that one or more Optional Keys were not supported for existence and/or matching for this Identifier FF01 Identifier stored temporarily for use in setting up Retrieve

G.4.2.3.4 Association Acceptance Policy

FIND-SCU does not accept associations.

G.4.2.4 MOVE-SCU

G.4.2.4.1 SOP Classes

MOVE-SCU provide Standard Conformance to the following SOP Class(es):

Table G.4.2-20SOP Classes Supported by MOVE-SCU

SOP Class Name SOP Class UID SCU SCP
Hanging Protocol Information Model – MOVE 1.2.840.10008.5.1.4.38.3 Yes No

G.4.2.4.2 Association Policies

G.4.2.4.2.1 General

MOVE-SCU initiates but never accepts associations.

Table G.4.2-21Maximum PDU Size Received as a SCP for MOVE-SCU

Maximum PDU size received Unlimited

G.4.2.4.2.2 Number of Associations

Table G.4.2-27Number of Associations as a SCP for MOVE-SCU

Maximum number of simultaneous associations 1

G.4.2.4.2.3 Asynchronous Nature

MOVE-SCU will only allow a single outstanding operation on an Association. Therefore, MOVE-SCU will not perform asynchronous operations window negotiation.

G.4.2.4.2.4 Implementation Identifying Information

Table G.4.2-23DICOM Implementation Class and Version for MOVE-SCU

Implementation Class UID 1.2.840.999999.3.6
Implementation Version Name Viewer1.0

G.4.2.4.3 Association Initiation Policy

MOVE-SCU attempts to initiate a new association when the results of the FIND-SCU indicate matching Hanging Protocol Instances to retrieve.

G.4.2.4.3.1 Activity – Retrieve From Remote AE

G.4.2.4.3.1.1 Description and Sequencing of Activities

A single attempt will be made to retrieve Hanging Protocol Instances from the remote AE. If the retrieve fails, for whatever reason, no retry will be performed.

G.4.2.4.3.1.2 Proposed Presentation Contexts

Table G.4.2-24Proposed Presentation Contexts for MOVE-SCU and Retrieve From Remote AE

Presentation Context Table
Abstract Syntax Transfer Syntax Role Extended Negotiation
Name UID Name UID
See Table G.4.2-20 See Table G.4.2-20 Implicit VR Little Endian 1.2.840.10008.1.2 SCP None
Explicit VR Little Endian 1.2.840.10008.1.2.1 SCP None

MOVE-SCU will propose multiple Presentation Contexts, one for each of the supported Transfer Syntaxes, and an additional Presentation Context with all of the supported Transfer Syntaxes, in order to determine which Transfer Syntaxes the remote SCP supports, and which it prefers.

G.4.2.4.3.1.2.1 Extended Negotiation

No extended negotiation is performed.

G.4.2.4.3.1.3 SOP Specific Conformance

G.4.2.4.3.1.3.1 SOP Specific Conformance to C-FIND SOP Classes

MOVE-SCU provides standard conformance to the supported C-MOVE SOP Class.

No CANCEL requests are ever issued.

The retrieval is performed from the AE that was specified in the Retrieve AE attribute returned from the query performed by FIND-SCU. The instances are retrieved to the current application’s local database by specifying the destination as the AE Title of the STORE-SCP AE of the local application. This implies that the remote C-MOVE SCP must be preconfigured to determine the presentation address corresponding to the STORE-SCP AE. The STORE-SCP AE will accept storage requests addressed to it from anywhere, so no pre-configuration of the local application to accept from the remote AE is necessary (except in so far as it was necessary to configure FIND-SCU).

Table G.4.2-25 Request Identifier for MOVE-SCU

Name Tag Request Key
Hanging Protocol
SOP Instance UID (0008,0018) List of UIDs

G.4.2.4.3.1.3.2 Presentation Context Acceptance Criterion

MOVE-SCU does not accept associations.

G.4.2.4.3.1.3.3 Transfer Syntax Selection Policies

MOVE-SCU prefers explicit Transfer Syntaxes. If offered a choice of Transfer Syntaxes in the accepted Presentation Contexts, it will apply the following priority to the choice of Presentation Context to use for the C-MOVE operation:

  1. first encountered explicit Transfer Syntax,

  2. default Transfer Syntax.

G.4.2.4.3.1.3.4 Response Status

MOVE-SCU will behave as described in the Table below in response to the status returned in the C-MOVE response command message(s).

Table G.4.2-26Response Status for MOVE-SCU and Retrieve From Remote AE Request

Service Status Further Meaning Status Codes Related Fields Behavior
Refused Out of Resources - Unable to calculate number of matches A701 (0000,0902) Retrieval is terminated
Out of Resources - Unable to perform sub-operations A702 (0000,1020) (0000,1021) (0000,1022) (0000,1023) Retrieval is terminated
Move Destination unknown A801 (0000,0902) Retrieval is terminated
Failed Identifier does not match SOP Class A900 (0000,0901) (0000,0902) Retrieval is terminated
Unable to process Cxxx (0000,0901) (0000,0902) Retrieval is terminated
Cancel Sub-operations terminated due to Cancel Indication FE00 (0000,1020) (0000,1021) (0000,1022) (0000,1023) Retrieval is terminated (should never occur, since cancels never issued)
Warning Sub-operations Complete - One or more Failures B000 (0000,1020) (0000,1022) (0000,1023) Retrieval is terminated
Success Sub-operations Complete - No Failures 0000 (0000,1020) (0000,1021) (0000,1022) (0000,1023) Retrieval is terminated
Pending Sub-operations are continuing FF00 (0000,1020) (0000,1021) (0000,1022) (0000,1023) Retrieval continues

G.4.2.4.3.1.3.5 Sub-operation dependent behavior

Since the C-MOVE operation is dependent on completion of C-STORE sub-operations that are occurring on a separate association, the question of failure of operations on the other association(s) must be considered.

MOVE-SCU completely ignores whatever activities are taking place in relation to the STORAGE-SCP AE that is receiving the retrieved instances. Once the C-MOVE has been initiated it runs to completion (or failure) as described in the C-MOVE response command message(s). There is no attempt by MOVE-SCU to confirm that instances have actually been successfully received or locally stored.

Whether or not completely or partially successfully retrievals are made available in the local database to the user is purely dependent on the success or failure of the C-STORE sub-operations, not on any explicit action by MOVE-SCU.

Whether or not the remote AE attempts to retry any failed C-STORE sub-operations is beyond the control of MOVE-SCU.

If the association on which the C-MOVE was issued is aborted for any reason, whether or not the C-STORE sub-operations continue is dependent on the remote AE; the local STORAGE-SCP will continue to accept associations and storage operations regardless.

G.4.2.4.4 Association Acceptance Policy

MOVE-SCU does not accept associations.

G.4.3 Network Interfaces

G.4.3.1 Physical Network Interface

The application is indifferent to the physical medium over which TCP/IP executes; which is dependent on the underlying operating system and hardware.

G.4.3.2 Additional Protocols

When host names rather than IP addresses are used in the configuration properties to specify presentation addresses for remote AE’s, the application is dependent on the name resolution mechanism of the underlying operating system.

G.4.3.3 IPv4 and IPv6 Support

This product supports both IPv4 and IPv6. It does not utilize any of the optional configuration identification or security features of IPv6.

G.4.4 Configuration

All configuration is performed through the use of Java properties file(s) stored in pre-defined locations that are specific to the underlying operating system. Refer to the Release Notes for specific details.

G.4.4.1 AE Title/Presentation Address Mapping

The Calling AE Titles of the local application are configurable in the preferences file. The mapping of the logical name by which remote AE’s are described in the user interface to Called AE Titles as well as presentation address (hostname or IP address and port number) is configurable in the preferences file.

G.4.4.2 Parameters

Table G.4.4-1Configuration Parameters Table

Parameter Configurable Default Value
General Parameters
PDU Size No 16kB
Time-out waiting for acceptance or rejection Response to an Association Open Request. (Application Level timeout) No None
General DIMSE level time-out values No None
Time-out waiting for response to TCP/IP connect() request. (Low-level timeout) No None
Time-out waiting for acceptance of a TCP/IP message over the network. (Low-level timeout) No None
Time-out for waiting for data between TCP/IP packets. (Low-level timeout) No None
Any changes to default TCP/IP settings, such as configurable stack parameters. No None
AE Specific Parameters (all AE’s)
Size constraint in maximum object size No None
Maximum PDU size the AE can receive (see note 1) No Unlimited
Maximum PDU size the AE can send No Unlimited
AE specific DIMSE level time-out values No None
Number of simultaneous Associations by Service and/or SOP Class No Unlimited
SOP Class support No All supported SOP Classes always proposed and accepted
Transfer Syntax support No All supported Transfer Syntaxes always proposed and accepted
Other parameters that are configurable No None

Notes: 1. Though the application can support unlimited PDU sizes, it will never offer a Maximum Received PDU Length of zero (unlimited) since this triggers a bug in some older systems.