The DICOM Standard is managed by the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance – a division of NEMA

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DICOM Part 1: Introduction and OverviewPDFHTMLCHTMLDOCXODTXML
DICOM Part 2: ConformancePDFHTMLCHTMLDOCXDOCXXML
DICOM Part 3: Information Object DefinitionsPDFHTMLCHTMLDOCXDOCXXML
DICOM Part 4: Service Class SpecificationsPDFHTMLCHTMLDOCXDOCXXML
DICOM Part 5: Data Structures and EncodingPDFHTMLCHTMLDOCXDOCXXML
DICOM Part 6: Data DictionaryPDFHTMLCHTMLDOCXDOCXXML
DICOM Part 7: Message ExchangePDFHTMLCHTMLDOCXDOCXXML
DICOM Part 8: Network Communication Support for Message ExchangePDFHTMLCHTMLDOCXDOCXXML
DICOM Part 10: Media Storage and File Format for Media InterchangePDFHTMLCHTMLDOCXDOCXXML
DICOM Part 11: Media Storage Application ProfilesPDFHTMLCHTMLDOCXDOCXXML
DICOM Part 12: Media Formats and Physical Media for Media InterchangePDFHTMLCHTMLDOCXDOCXXML
DICOM Part 14: Grayscale Standard Display FunctionPDFHTMLCHTMLDOCXDOCXXML
DICOM Part 15: Security and System Management ProfilesPDFHTMLCHTMLDOCXDOCXXML
DICOM Part 16: Content Mapping ResourcePDFHTMLCHTMLDOCXDOCXXML
DICOM Part 17: Explanatory InformationPDFHTMLCHTMLDOCXDOCXXML
DICOM Part 18: Web ServicesPDFHTMLCHTMLDOCXDOCXXML
DICOM Part 19: Application HostingPDFHTMLCHTMLDOCXDOCXXML
DICOM Part 20: Imaging Reports using HL7 Clinical Document ArchitecturePDFHTMLCHTMLDOCXDOCXXML
DICOM Part 21: Transformations between DICOM and other RepresentationsPDFHTMLCHTMLDOCXDOCXXML
DICOM Parts 1-21: Bulk DownloadZip file for each format

DICOM is updated and republished several times per year.  The links on this page include “current” in the filepath and will always resolve to the current edition.

KEY: Each Part is published in multiple formats:

  • PDF PDF – good for printing and folder-based search (Adobe)
  • HTML HTML – one page per part, good for fast linking
  • CHTML CHTML – Chunked HTML, smaller pages, loads faster
  • DOCX DOCX – MS Word, good for extracting text for editing
  • DOCX ODT – OpenDoc, good for XML-based editing
  • XML XML – good for machine readability, e.g. self-updating validators