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Unified Medical Language System® (UMLS®)

Digital Imaging Communications in Medicine Source Information

Web site:
http://dicom.nema.org/

Purpose
DICOM defines how to format images and image quality requirements that aid the exchange of images for clinical use.

Description
Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) is an international standard for medical images and related data (ISO 12052).x

Audience
Audience DICOM is implemented in devices used for radiology and cardiology imaging and is an emerging trend for ophthalmology and dentistry use.

Metathesaurus Update Frequency
DICOM is included annually as part of the NCI Thesaurus in the Metathesaurus.

Sites Consulted

  1. DICOM [Internet]. Rosslyn (VA): NEMA; [cited 2014 Dec 02]. About DICOM; [cited 2014 Dec 02]. Available from: http://medical.nema.org/Dicom/about-DICOM.html