INTRODUCTION TO DICOM FOR THE PRACTICING VETERINARIAN

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Abstract

Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine (DICOM) is a communication protocol that imaging devices use to communicate. The universal acceptance of the DICOM standard by the major medical vendors means that the digital transition in veterinary medicine should be relatively smooth provided DICOM is used. DICOM service objects, roles, service classes, and conformance standards are discussed. The authors strongly encourage the use of image acquisition software and image archive systems that support the DICOM standard.

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