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

DICOM Part 1: Introduction and OverviewPDFHTMLCHTMLDOCXDOCXXML
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

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 Chunked HTML – smaller pages, loads faster
  • DOCX Word – good for extracting text for editing
  • DOCX OpenDoc – good for XML-based editing
  • XML XML – good for machine readability, e.g. self-updating validators

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.