What is the DICOM standard?

DICOM stands for Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine.
The globally accepted standard is concerned with standardizing the storage and exchange of medical image information and associated data.
The goal is to promote the interoperability of imaging devices as well as archiving and information systems.
To this end, the standard specifies protocols for network communication, formats for medical images and image-related data, formats for storage media exchange, and requirements for compliant devices and programs.


DCMTK is a collection of libraries and applications implementing large parts of the DICOM standard.
It includes software ...

  • for examining, constructing and converting DICOM image files
  • handling storage media
  • sending and receiving images over a network connection
  • as well as demonstrative image storage and worklist servers

DICOM Training Courses

21th/22th October 2024  DICOM Intensive Course (new), online
23th/24th October 2024  DICOM Advanced, online

HL7 Training Courses

upcoming training dates will be announced here HL7v2 Intensive Course and Troubleshooting

All courses: early bird discount for registrations up to six weeks before the course date!


What does the OFFIS-DICOM team do?

OFFIS has been involved with the DICOM standard since 1993.
We offer consulting services regarding the DICOM standard and the OFFIS DICOM software DCMTK.
In addition, we offer training about the DICOM standard, the OFFIS DICOM software, the IHE initiative and the HL7 standard. Our services are offered in cooperation with ICSMED AG, J. Riesmeier and Open Connections GmbH.