MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) is a specification that was originally designed for the exchange of non-ASCII and non-text content using email. MIME is now widely in other applications, especially web browsers.

There are many registered MIME content-types (similar to the concept of a file extension, but more rigidly applied), including a subtype for DICOM. Details about the application/dicom content-type can be found in RFC 3240 (included in PS 3.12 of the DICOM standard).

The ability to properly identify DICOM objects (such as images encoded as “.DCM” files) using a web protocol is needed to implement WADO.


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WW stands for Window Width. Window Width controls contrast is a range of grayscale values to be mapped on monitor…


SMPTE (Society for Motion Picture and Television Engineers) is an international standards development organization. SMPTE has specified several test patterns,…

SOP Class

A SOP (Service Object Pair) Class is a combination of a service such as Store, Retrieve, and an object such…