Association establishment is the first phase of any instance of communication between peer DICOM AEs. AEs supporting DICOM Query/Retrieve SOP Classes utilize Association establishment negotiation by defining the use of Application Association Information. See PS 3.7 for an overview of Association negotiation.
SOP Classes of the Composite Instance Retrieve Without Bulk Data Service, which include retrieval services based on the C-GET operation, use the SCP/SCU Role Selection Sub-Item to identify the SOP Classes that may be used for retrieval.
Rules are as specified in C.5.3, except that the Relational-retrieval extended negotiation sub-item shall not be used for this service class.