Expand the Internet standard to the DICOM standard: DICOM-QR URL scheme

Takaya Sakusabe, Shirchin Baatar, Michio Kimura

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Recently, a DICOM-compliant image server application (Query/Retrieve Service Class Provider; Q/R SCP) is available commercially or freely in small or large scale. It is better to use these products as an image management sub system of sophisticated image networking applications such as a teaching file system and electric clinical patient record exchange. We describe a new facility to construct medical image database systems using Query/Retrieve Service Class applications. We propose a new Internet Standard; DICOM-QR URL scheme. It is an expansion of the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) standard to comply the DICOM standard. The DICOM-QR URL conveys the complete information to access to the specified images on the Q/R SCP. It is encoded into the compact ASCII string that is easily stored in fields of relational databases or text documents. Finally, we propose that the DICOM-QR URL scheme should be standardized following the Internet Standards Process and we propose many colleagues to join the process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)316-321
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventMedical Imaging 1998: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 24-02-199824-02-1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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