All DIMSE operations and notifications are confirmed services. The performing DIMSE-service-user shall report the response of each operation or notification over the same Association on which the operation or notification was invoked.
Each DIMSE service is accomplished through the use of one or more service primitives. How the peer DIMSE-service-users utilize and react to the service primitives are defined by the service procedures.
Some DIMSE services are atomic in that the service is performed by one operation or notification. In such a case the DIMSE service primitives are used by peer DIMSE-service-users to invoke and perform the operation or notification.
Other DIMSE services require the use of one or more sub-operations to perform the service. In such cases DIMSE service primitives are used by peer DIMSE-service-users to invoke and perform each sub-operation. How and when the sub-operation service primitives are used is defined by the procedures for the DIMSE service.
Each DIMSE service requires one or more response primitives as a result of the invocation of the service. How and when the multiple response primitives are used is defined by the procedures for the DIMSE service. Whether multiple responses are returned is conditional upon the information included in the request primitive by the DIMSE-service-user.
Certain DIMSE services permit the cancellation of the service through the use of service primitives. This allows an invoking DIMSE-service-user to request termination of a DIMSE service after completion of the request service primitive but prior to completion of the confirm service primitive.
Table 7.5-2 lists each DIMSE service and its related procedure information. The complete specifications for the service procedures are defined in Sections 9 and 10 for DIMSE-C and DIMSE-N respectively.
Table 7.5-2 DIMSE SERVICES AND PROCEDURES