4 Symbols and abbreviations

The following symbols and abbreviations are used in this part of the Standard.

ACR American College of Radiology

ACSE Association Control Service Element

ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange

AE Application Entity

ANSI American National Standards Institute

AP Application Process

ASE Application Service Element

ARTIM Association Request/Reject/Release Timer

CEN TC251 Comite Europeen de Normalisation-Technical Committee 251 - Medical Informatics

DICOM Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine

FDDI Fiber Distributed Data Interface

HL7 Health Level 7

IEC International Electrotechnical Commission

IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

ISDN Integrated Services Digital Network

ISO International Organization for Standardization

ISP International Standardized Profile

JIRA Japan Industries Association of Radiological Systems

LAN Local Area Network

NEMA National Electrical Manufacturers Association

NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology

OSI Open Systems Interconnection

PDU Protocol Data Unit

PDV Presentation Data Values

SAP Service Access Point

TCP/IP Transmission Control Program/Internet Protocol

UID Unique Identifier

UL Upper Layers

WAN Wide Area Network