Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) is an international standard used for medical images such as X-rays, MRIs, ultrasounds, and other medical imaging modalities.

The Cloud Healthcare API provides operations for reading DICOM instances, studies, and series that are consistent with the DICOMweb standard, and supports the DICOM DIMSE C-STORE operation using an open source adapter.

See the DICOM documentation for more details on DICOM.

DICOM stores

A DICOM store is a data store in the Cloud Healthcare API that holds all of your DICOM instances. DICOM stores exist inside datasets.

The DicomStore resource provides a representation of a DICOM store's attributes. For each of your DICOM stores, you can choose whether to publish changes to the DICOM store (such as the ingestion of a new instance into the store) to a Pub/Sub topic.

DICOMweb conformance

See the DICOM conformance statement for information on the DICOMweb implementation in the Cloud Healthcare API.

The DICOMweb implementation in the Cloud Healthcare API only supports REST, not RPC.