SecretariatMedical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA)
Luiza Kowalczyk
ChairDavid Clunie, MBBS, PixelMed Publishing
Last strategy update2015-12-03
MinutesWG-05 minutes


To develop DICOM standards for interchange media.


  • Continue to evaluate new media types that are potentially suitable as they become available, esp. new compression.
  • Address workflow issues related to media creation.
  • Address workflow issues related to media importation to the PACS (in conjunction with IHE).

Short-Term Objectives

  • Address any issues arising out of the use of IHE Portable Data for Imaging (PDI) profile.
  • Address any issues arising out of the use of IHE Import Reconciliation Workflow (IRW) profile.

Current Work Items

  • None.


  • Physical media is growing obsolete and being replaced by network-based alternatives (but not as fast as expected).
  • Continuing though diminished problem of CD readability (compliance) issues and/or viewer executability or sufficiency issues (occasional complaints are still received).

Challenges and Opportunities

  • Leverage the popularity of consumer media formats.
  • Avoid proliferation of excessive numbers of alternative media and profiles.
  • Optimize media related workflow.
  • Promote the retirement of media in favor of network-based alternatives.

Relationships to Other Standards

  • An “informal” liaison with OSTA exists to harmonize efforts with respect to UDF, MOD and DVD, though no interaction has taken place with this group since UDF 2.0 was standardized.