A Changes to NEMA Standards Publication PS 3.2-2009

Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM)

Part 2:

Modify section A.4.2 of the Conformance Claim Template

A.4.2 AE SPECIFICATIONS:

The next section in the DICOM Conformance Statement is a set of Application Entity Specifications. There shall be one such specification for each Application Entity. Each individual AE Specification has a subsection, A.4.2.x. There are as many of these subsections as there are different AE's in the implementation. That is, if there are two distinct AE's, then there will be two subsections, A.4.2.1, and A.4.2.2.

A.4.2.1 “Application Entity <1>”

Every detail of this specific Application Entity shall be completely specified under this section.

AE's that utilize the DIMSE services shall have the following sections.

Note: AE's that utilize other services are described later, and will re-use this section numbering.

A.4.2.1.1 SOP Classes

The specification for an Application Entity shall contain a statement of the form:

Add new sections A.4.2 for the WADO conformance after the A.4.2 for DICOM Conformance.

A.4.2.1.4.1.3 SOP Specific Conformance for SOP Class(es)

This section includes the SOP specific behavior, i.e. error codes, error and exception handling, time-outs, etc. The information shall be as described in the SOP specific Conformance Statement section of PS 3.4 (or relevant private SOP definition).

The behavior of an Application Entity shall be summarized as shown in Table 4.2.13. Standard as well as the manufacturer specific status codes and their corresponding behavior shall be specified.

Table 4.2 - 13

STORAGE C-STORE RESPONSE STATUS

Service Status Further Meaning Error Code Reason
Success Success 0000 Explain
Refused Out of Resources A700-A7FF Explain
Error Data Set does not match SOP Class A900-A9FF Explain
Error Specify Specify Explain
Warning Specify Specify Explain

An Application Entity that supports the WADO transport services shall have the following sections:

A.4.2.1 "Application Entity <1>"

Details of this specific Application Entity shall be specified under this section.

A.4.2.1.1 WADO WS Specifications

All WADO WS services that are supported shall be listed. Other WADO WS services that are not supported may be indicated.

For each supported service, the parameters and restrictions on those parameters shall be described.

Any connection policies such as restrictions on the number of connections, support for asynchronous WS requests, etc. shall be described.

A.4.2.1.2 WADO URI Specifications

All WADO URI services that are supported shall be listed. Other WADO URI services that are not supported may be indicated.

For each supported service, the parameters and restrictions on those parameters shall be described.

Any connection policies such as restrictions on the number of connections, support for pipeline requests, etc. shall be described.

Add Annex XX: Sample Conformance Claim for WADO Service