Industry standard for transferring and retrieving diagnostic medical images (X-rays, MRI, CT,
nuclear medicine, ultrasound) and
information between electronic devices. DICOM version 1.0 was published by ACR-NEMA in 1985, followed by v2.0 in 1988 and
v3.0 was released in 1993. The current version of DICOM is the 2004 Base Standard.