DICOM is the international standard for medical images and related information (ISO 12052). It defines the formats for medical images that can be exchanged with the data and quality necessary for clinical use. DICOM is used in almost every medical domain and by almost every medical imaging device manufacturer.
Despite the prevalence of DICOM, the standard’s documentation is challenging to navigate, and the relationships between entities are difficult to follow. In an effort to make the standard more navigable for software developers and users, we developed the DICOM standard browser, which is freely available online. This tool is used by thousands of developers around the world every month.