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VA Technical Reference Model v 20.8

Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) Client
Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) Client Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) Client is an open source technology used to view, store, and manage medical imaging data held in DICOM and DICOM-Radio Therapy (RT) files. This technology provides support for anonymizing and viewing DICOM files and uploading DICOM files to a picture archiving and communication system (PACS). File names are constructed to be human readable and are formatted with the following fields (if they are present in the source DICOM file) separated by underscore: Patient Identification, Modality, Series Number, and Instance Number.

This technology does not utilize a database as data generated by this technology is saved to the user`s local drive where it may then be uploaded to a PACS.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at Section508@va.gov.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v20.1
Decision Date: 01/14/2020
Aliases: DICOM+; DICOM Client
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Jim Irrer
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (01/14/2020).