Glossary

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AE Title[edit]

An Application Entity Title (AE Title or AET) is the unique name of a DICOM device or application. To keep things simple we usually use a computer's hardware name as the AE Title.

C-GET[edit]

An alternate way to transfer DICOM images. Use C-Move instead.

C-FIND[edit]

C-FIND[1] is a DICOM query.

C-MOVE[edit]

The C-MOVE command instructs one DICOM entity to transfer data to another DICOM entity using C-Store. Bangor Imaging Unit servers and clients use C-MOVE to transfer DICOM images.

DICOM[edit]

Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) is a standard for storage, viewing and transmission of information. DICOM includes both a communications protocol and a file format. The DICOM standard is managed by NEMA[2].

NifTI[edit]

Neuroimaging Informatics Technology Initiativen (NIfTI) is a data format created to facilitate inter-operation of MRI analysis software.[3]

PACS[edit]

A Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) is a medical image server. A PACS should be able store and retrieve any data and associated meta-data that can be encapsulated in DICOM.

Series[edit]

A Series is a set of DICOM images from a single scan. On the Scanner console, a series is called an exam.

Study[edit]

A study contains one or more Series.

Transfer Syntax[edit]

DICOM Transfer Syntax describes how data elements are formatted. When in doubt, use Explicit Little Endian.

UID[edit]

A DICOM Unique Identifier(UID) is a text string of numbers and periods. DICOM uses UIDs to identify formats, syntax, data sources and data objects. For example, 1.2.840.10008.1.2 is Implicit VR Little Endian Transfer Syntax.

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