DICOM is an abbreviation for Digital Imaging and Communication in Medicine. It is an evolving standard maintained by NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association) in an effort to facilitate the communication of certain types of information between computers used in medical imaging.
The standard, currently referred to as "DICOM 3.0", covers many different communication modes, called "service classes" in the DICOM terminology. Computer based imaging devices adhering to the standard for any particular modes or service classes are properly referred to as DICOM 3.0 compliant.
Hitachi systems equipped with the DICOM interface are DICOM 3.0 compliant, supporting the particular service classes documented in their respective DICOM Conformance Statements. For your convenience, we have provided the most up-to-date versions of Hitachi's DICOM Conformance Statements in PDF format below.
IHE is an initiative by healthcare professionals and industry to improve the way computer systems in healthcare share information. IHE promotes the coordinated use of established standards such as DICOM and HL7 to address clinical needs in support of optimal patient care.
Manufacturers of medical imaging equipment state compliance to one or more IHE integration profiles. Each of these profiles is defined in full detail in the IHE Radiology Technical Framework.