Thumbnail Service over DICOMweb


This supplement adds thumbnail handling to web services in part 18 of the DICOM standard.

This supplement defines Thumbnail resources on the WADO-RS Study, Series, Instance, and Frame resources in the DICOM RESTful web services standard. These resources provide representative images that reflect the content of the parent resources. The origin server determines the pixel content of the Thumbnail.

The primary use cases are Thumbnails for image viewers, or EMR/EHRs, e.g., as referenced from HL7 FHIR Imaging Study resources.

This resource allows a web client to retrieve a representative image without having to retrieve a full study structure.

This supplement was voted as Final Text. It will be part of the next edition of the standard.