1997 年 17 巻 4 号 p. 252-262
There are some standards in the field of the medical image exchange. This paper presents up--todate status of the digital imaging communications in medicine (DICOM) standard. The DICOM is supported by the DICOM committee in USA. Formerly DICOM was named the ACR/NEMA standard established at 1985. The ACR/NEMA standard was made for the communication of the medical images, but recently the DICOM was expanded for the storage and exchange of the media. The DICOM committee is discussing the DICOM supplements which included the radiation therapy, visible light images and digital Xray object. On the other hand, in Japan the MWH showed the technical criteria for the electronic image storage, and the MEDIS standard was published for the conformant to the MWH's criteria. A part of the DICOM standard was referred to the MEDIS standard. The DICOM standard is expected to be the key standard in the medical image informatics.