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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

DicomCleaner 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: DicomCleaner is an open source software with a user interface for importing, de-identifying, and saving sets of Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) files. De-identifying, also known as cleaning, refers to the process of removing and/or replacing information in the DICOM header. This software supports redaction of burned in identifiers in pixel data, including block-based redaction of lossy compressed Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) data to avoid further loss due to recompression.

This software includes a local HyperSQL Database. This software listens for incoming connections and will store any DICOM composite instances received to the local database.
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 v19.3
Decision Date: 03/28/2019 at 11:39:11 UTC
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: PixelMed Publishing
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (03/28/2019 at 11:39:11 UTC).