Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine
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Dig·i·tal Imag·ing and Com·mu·ni·ca·tions in Med·i·cine(DICOM) (diji-tăl imăj-ing kŏ-myūni-kāshŭnz medi-sin)
A joint standard of the American College of Radiology and National Equipment Manufacturers Association; specifies entities (or objects) and functions (or services) to allow communication between various image sources and other computer devices.
Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine,
The computer standard language for distributing and viewing any type of medical image.