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The DICOM Standard is managed by the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance - a division of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association.

DICOM® Publications and DICOMWeb™ Publications are published by and copyright owned by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association.

TitleFormat (see Key below)
DICOM Part 1: Introduction and OverviewpdfhtmlhtmlMSwordodtxml
DICOM Part 2: ConformancepdfhtmlhtmlMSwordodtxml
DICOM Part 3: Information Object DefinitionspdfhtmlhtmlMSwordodtxml
DICOM Part 4: Service Class SpecificationspdfhtmlhtmlMSwordodtxml
DICOM Part 5: Data Structures and EncodingpdfhtmlhtmlMSwordodtxml
DICOM Part 6: Data DictionarypdfhtmlhtmlMSwordodtxml
DICOM Part 7: Message ExchangepdfhtmlhtmlMSwordodtxml
DICOM Part 8: Network Communication Support for Message ExchangepdfhtmlhtmlMSwordodtxml
DICOM Part 10: Media Storage and File Format for Media InterchangepdfhtmlhtmlMSwordodtxml
DICOM Part 11: Media Storage Application ProfilespdfhtmlhtmlMSwordodtxml
DICOM Part 12: Media Formats and Physical Media for Media InterchangepdfhtmlhtmlMSwordodtxml
DICOM Part 14: Grayscale Standard Display FunctionpdfhtmlhtmlMSwordodtxml
DICOM Part 15: Security and System Management ProfilespdfhtmlhtmlMSwordodtxml
DICOM Part 16: Content Mapping ResourcepdfhtmlhtmlMSwordodtxml
DICOM Part 17: Explanatory InformationpdfhtmlhtmlMSwordodtxml
DICOM Part 18: Web ServicespdfhtmlhtmlMSwordodtxml
DICOM Part 19: Application HostingpdfhtmlhtmlMSwordodtxml
DICOM Part 20: Imaging Reports using HL7 Clinical Document ArchitecturepdfhtmlhtmlMSwordodtxml
DICOM Part 21: Transformations between DICOM and other RepresentationspdfhtmlhtmlMSwordodtxml
DICOM Parts 1-22: 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:

  • pdfPDF - good for printing and folder-based search (Adobe)
  • htmlHTML - one page per part, good for fast linking
  • htmlCHTML - Chunked HTML, smaller pages, loads faster
  • MSwordDOCX - MS Word, good for extracting text for editing
  • odtODT - OpenDoc, good for XML-based editing
  • xmlXML - good for machine readability, e.g. self-updating validators