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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

dcm4che Technology

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Description: The dcm4che is an open-source technology featuring clinical image and object management utilities for the healthcare enterprise. This technology is an implementation for the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) standard for use in a production application. Also, it provides an Image Manager/Image Archive with the DICOM and Health Level (HL7) servers and interfaces that are required to provide storage, retrieval, and workflow to a healthcare environment.

The dcm4che contains a DICOM storage and query service that acts as an archive, allowing this technology the ability to store and retrieve any type of DICOM object to standard file systems.
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
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v21.11
Decision Date: 11/02/2021 at 02:08:33 UTC
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: dcm4che
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (11/02/2021 at 02:08:33 UTC).